Alexander Central 48
South Iredell 7
Alexander Central’s football team took out their frustration after a melt down the week before and pounded South Iredell in Taylorsville Friday night. The Cougars were challenged by the Alexander Central coaching staff to redeem themselves after letting a late two touchdown lead wilt in a 49-35 loss to Statesville. South Iredell might have caught the Cougars at the worst possible time. From the start it looked like the team in the gold helmets were on a mission.
The Cougars scored 50 seconds into the game after South misplayed the opening kick giving the Blue and Gold a 7-0 lead after Jamison Benfield ran it in from a yard. The score capped a three play, 29 yard drive. Things didn’t get better for the visitors from Troutman.
Benfield found the end zone again from 2 yards as the Cougars marched 62 yards in 7 plays and it was 14-0 with 6:29 left in the opening period.
Steven Montgomery had a highlight reel run from 39 yards on the next possession and 11 seconds into the second quarter the Cougars were in control 21-0. AJ Miller who missed the last game with an ankle injury would score twice before the half and the Vikings found themselves in the midst of a rout 35-0 at the half.
Dayante Calhoun and Daniel Morgan would add scores in the second half for AC. South Iredell managed a touchdown when qb Bryce Kilinger found pay dirt from one yard with 21 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Cougars rushed for 430 yards on just 41 carries behind an offensive line that was opening gaping holes for the ACHS ball carriers. The Cougars passed for 31 yards and out gained the visitors 461-256. Most of the yardage for South came in the fourth quarter when the verdict had long been decided.
Steven Montgomery led the onslaught with 196 yards on 11 carries. JaiKwaun Tilley led the defense for the Cougars with 9 tackles, Ryheem Craig had six stops including 3 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
With the win, Alexander Central goes to 3-1 and will remain at home next Friday against Charlotte Olympic. Olympic’s game against East Meck was postponed and will played Monday. South falls to 1-3 and will host Davie County in week five.