For the first time ever Alexander Central and RS Central competed against each other in a football game. The Cougars, playing with a COVID-19 depleted roster, pulled away in the second half of the contest played in Rutherfordton. The game was not scheduled until Thursday after AC’s scheduled opponent Lake Norman placed their team in COVID-19 protocol.
The Cougar defense held the Hilltoppers to 102 yards on the night while the AC offense rolled to 333 yards on the ground. Andrew Bumgarner who started the game at tailback in the absence of Cameron Lackey gained 141 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Logan Shoemaker rushed for 93. QB Luke Hammer scored a pair of touchdowns. Russell Frasier also found the end zone.
Dalton Beck collected 10 tackles for the Cougars who improve to 3-1. The Blue and Gold are scheduled to host Marvin Ridge on Friday, September 17th.
Injury Report. The Cougars played the game with a number of players not making the trip due to COVID-19 protocol. Their status for next Friday is unclear.
RB Logan Shoemaker left the game in the second-half with a possible concussion
LB/RB Russell Frasier left the game in the second-half with a knee injury
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 01:03 ACHS – Luke Hammer 7 yd run (A. Bumgarner rush), 3-36 0:52 8 – 0
2nd 04:07 ACHS – Luke Hammer 1 yd run (Braydon Rowe rush failed), 8-56 2:42 14 – 0
3rd 07:26 ACHS – Russell Frasier 4 yd run (Logan Shoemaker rush failed), 9-65 4:34 20 – 0
4th 11:02 ACHS – A. Bumgarner 8 yd run (Luke Hammer rush), 14-72 6:46 28 – 0
08:42 RS CENT – J. Montgomrey 5 yd pass from Jaiden Coston (Xavier Toms rush), 5-54 2:13 28 –
Watauga 28 Burns 20
Freedom 42 Patton 6
South Caldwell 16 Newton Conover 13
Mt Airy 55 Ashe County
Maiden 27 Christ School 21… ot
Bunker Hill 41 North Iredell 0
Draughn 69 Highland Tech 26
Davie County 51 Mooresville 34
East Forsyth 59 South Iredell 7
McDowell 36 Avery County 33
Wilkes Central 30 East Wilkes 8
North Wilkes 47 Alleghany 40
South Pointe, S.C. 51 Shelby 37
Crest 46 North Gaston 21