Posted: November 09, 2008
Forestview takes care of business, but remains second
Shortly after the Jaguars dominant 40-14 win over East Gaston, the Jaguars were waiting anxiously for word out of the Crest-South Point game that was still going on at the time. But approximately a half-hour later, the news came in that South Point rallied from a 21-7 deficit to beat Crest 35-28 and deny Forestview a share of the Big South 4A/3A title.
Forestview did their part, though. The Jaguars rolled East Gaston 40-14 after taking a steep 33-0 half-time lead. Forestview RB Jarkeevous Alexander scored four out of five of the Jaguars’ touchdowns in the first half and tallied up 243-yards in just the first half. Alexander scored on runs of 65, 16, 9 and 5. Nathan Anderson scored the other Forestview touchdown with a 20-yard run. Alexander rested in the second half and the Jaguars only scored once more. Darion Hancock accounted for the last touchdown with a one-yard run.
East Gaston did amass two touchdowns in the final two minutes to make the score 40-14. Thaddus Benton led East Gaston with 149 yards and a touchdown.
The Warriors have battled through a lot of adversity through the previous months. One of the most notable of the adversities was losing Senior LB Chris Williams in the Warriors win over North Gaston was one of them. Williams was on the sideline during the game. It was an emotional ending for the Warriors’ season. Hugs were exchanged after the game and tears were shed as many gathered around Williams to show their support.
Forestview also showed their support. The school had a red East Gaston helmet with Chris Williams number (#10) painted near one of their 10-yard lines.