Anson wins first game in playoffs

By Imari Scarbrough Staff Writer

November 16, 2013

The Anson Bearcats won their first round in the playoffs against the Southern Guilford Storm in Greensboro on Friday with a score of 30-20.

Despite a rough start, the boys turned the game around after halftime.

In the first quarter, Southern Guilford made a touchdown and PAT, earning 7 points to Anson’s 2 safety points. Both teams made touchdowns and PATs in the second quarter, bringing the score to 14-9 in Southern Guilford’s favor by halftime. J’Maine Harris (#6) scored the team’s first touchdown while Manuel Alonso (#11) made the PAT.

Things began to turn around in the third quarter when Bearcat Jekev Robinson (#25) made a touchdown and Southern Guilford failed to score. Although Anson’s attempted two-point conversion failed, Robinson’s touchdown brought Anson just ahead of Southern Guilford 15-14. While Southern Guilford did make a single touchdown in the final quarter, bringing the score to 20-15, the Bearcats pushed ahead for a definitive win with two touchdowns, a PAT and a two-point conversion. C.J. Bivens (#1) made one touchdown and the team successfully completed a two-point conversion, making the score 23-20, Bearcats. Then, with about 1:27 left in the quarter, Harris made another touchdown and Alonso made a PAT, bringing the score to the winning 30-20.

Coach Luke Hyatt praised the team’s efforts. “It was a big win for us,” he said. “The kids came out and dug ourselves into a little hole, but then they dug ourselves out of it. We got the ball back and made a lot of plays and controlled the football. Defense did a great job, too. J’Maine Harris played great and got in a couple of first downs in the fourt quarter and was a real good leader.”

This game was part of the 3-A tournament in the 2013 North Carolina High School Football Playoffs. The boys will play the next round in the playoffs against Havelock High School this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

# Athlete’s name TD Kick points Conversion Safeties

Total Points

1 2

1 C.J. Bivens (Jr.) 1 0 0 6
6 J’Maine Harris (Jr.) 2 0 2 14
11 Manuel Alonso (Jr.) 0 2 0 2
25 Jekev Robinson (Sr.) 1 0 0 6
Team totals 4 2 2 30