LAWNDALE — No Burns Excessive soccer recreation begins with out fireworks lighting the night time sky above Ron Greene Stadium in Lawndale.
Pyro wasn’t in brief provide on Friday, the Bulldogs digging out of an early 14-point gap to down Southern Piedmont 1A/2A rival East Gaston, 56-42. The sport featured 98 factors, two ties and 5 lead adjustments.
“Our guys fought again, made a pair changes and did sufficient to win,” Burns soccer coach David Devine mentioned. “That’s actually the secret this time of 12 months.”
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What transpired within the ultimate seconds hangs a black cloud over Friday’s proceedings, although, a scrum following a tough hit alongside the East Gaston sideline with 21.3 seconds left, ending the sport prematurely. Nobody was ejected, although each groups have been escorted off the sphere to keep away from an additional escalation.
Devine declined touch upon the matter. East Gaston coach J.T. Postell wasn’t out there for remark in skirmish’s aftermath.
Gardner-Webb recruit Ben Mauney hit Kamari Surratt twice for touchdowns, together with Jeremiah Norris and Landy Goolsby. He additionally ran for 2 TDs.
Throughout the recreation, he handed the 7,000-yard mark for profession passing yards.
After reaching the 4,000-yard mark for profession speeding yards final week, Norris had a sluggish begin to Friday’s recreation. He picked it up within the second half, although, scoring a 44-yard landing to offer his staff insurance coverage down the stretch.
“(Mauney) carried us within the first half and (Norris) the second,” Devine mentioned. “Thankfully, we made sufficient to stops to go away with a win.”
Burns’ win ended East Gaston’s program-best seven-game win streak to begin the season.
Warrior operating again Isaac Brown had landing runs of 6, 71 and 67 yards. Fellow operating again Omarion McDowell added a 36-yard TD run, with quarterback Trent Sherrill operating for a TD and connecting with wideout Omarion Pryor on a 28-yard TD go.
Burns (6-2, 4-0 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A) travels to Cherryville subsequent week. In the meantime, East Gaston (7-1, 3-1) hosts Shelby in a key league matchup.