By: Anthony Perkins
Lincolnton – The South Point Red Raiders scored early and often on their way to a 49-0 win over the Lincolnton Wolves on Friday night. "It was just a real good, solid whipping by South Point tonight," said Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger after the game. "South Point is just sooo good right now."
The Red Raiders opened up with 21 points in the first quarter for the second week in a row and never looked back against an undermanned Lincolnton squad that was outplayed and dominated in all phases of the game. Diontrea King hooked up with Tyler Green on a 35 yard halfback option pass to start the scoring. Wingback Ben Washam followed up with a 25 yard touchdown jaunt and quarterback Jaquan Brooks added the final points of the opening stanza with a 13 yard run. Brooks added his second touchdown for the game on a three yard run in the second quarter and the Raiders took a commanding 28-0 lead into the half. The Red Raider defense held the Wolves to 99 total yards and only two first downs in the first half. Most of those yards and one of the first downs came on Lincolnton’s second play from scrimmage when Justice Charles got into the South Point secondary on a run up the gut for a 57 yard gain. The Red Raider defense hunkered down and stifled the Lincolnton drive on the next four plays and the Wolves never advanced the ball beyond their own 35 for the rest of the half.
Fullback Tyler Bray added two more touchdowns for South Point in the third quarter on runs of 7 and 3 yards. Ben Washam added the final Red Raider points in the fourth quarter on a 31 yard sprint down the left sideline and Aaron Camp went 7 for 7 on extra points. The Red Raiders had three 100 yard rushers with Jaquan Brooks gaining100 yards, Deontrea King 104 yards, and Tyler Bray 103 yards for a well-balanced South Point offensive attack that had 399 rushing yards and 101 passing yards for a total of 500 yards. South Point coach Mickey Lineberger was well pleased with the overall effort of his team, "I feel like we played a complete ballgame tonight which we didn’t do last week. We got better and that’s what we want to do every week", he said.
Next week South Point will be at home for the first time this year to face a renewed rivalry in the Shelby Lions and Lincolnton will travel to North Gaston to face the revived Wildcats who are 2-0 after wins against Bessemer City and East Rutherford to open the 2013 season.