LAURINBURG — Football, like most sports, is a game of rhythm and repetition. Practice at a certain time every day, run these plays now, then those. Every week the pattern is more or less the same, with a few variations depending on the upcoming game. The routine and familiarity is something all athletes and coaches seem to crave, and it is something that Scotland’s coaches have had to work hard to maintain this week.The buildup to the Class 4A championship game against ...
LAURINBURG — Scotland continues to practice and prepare for its shot at a state championship on Saturday. The Scots (15-0) will face Dudley (15-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday for the Class 4A title. Here are three key areas that Scotland will be focusing on when they attempt to take home a second championship in three seasons.Avoid turning the ball over
LAURINBURG — Red Springs held on to beat Scotland 53-45 Tuesday despite a furious rally by Scotland in the fourth quarter.The Scots scored 22 points in the final eight minutes, but it was not enough to bridge the gap to the Devils. The Scots repeatedly got the game within six or seven points, but then would give up a fast break score, or more often, a foul to let the Devils extend their lead just enough.
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Dave Clawson is eager to start his next rebuilding project at Wake Forest.Clawson was introduced Tuesday as the Demon Deacons’ coach and said the job is “truly a dream come true.”Athletic director Ron Wellman said “we have a winner” in Clawson, who comes from Bowling Green.The 46-year-old Clawson faces a tough job at Wake Forest, which is coming off its fifth straight losing season.His hiring ...
LAURINBURG — Scotland used a monstrous third quarter to defeat Red Springs 71-44 Tuesday, picking up the first victory of the season.The Scots improved to 1-1 after scoring 27 points in the third quarter. That was one more point than they had in the entire first half. The Red Springs Devils led 27-26 at the break, but then Scotland started playing the way coach Janie Hodges wanted them to.
LAURINBURG — Scotland defeated Greenville Rose 53-40 Friday night to advance to its second state championship game in three seasons, and did so behind a strong offensive line performance and a couple of key turnovers.The Scots won the high-scoring game by sticking with the game plan that has gotten them to this point. They had a few more pass attempts than usual, but it was the legs of quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe and the push of the offensive line that put up the majority of...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.Sometimes even the best defenses don’t stand a chance. Carolina’s didn’t on Sunday night, when the Saints rolled to a 31-13 triumph in which New Orleans took back sole possession of first place in the NFC South.The Panthers hadn’t given up more than two touchdowns in a game all season and ranked first in scoring defense,...
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