The Golden Lions improve to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference by defeating the RS Central Hilltoppers 55-7. The Golden Lions will host the East Gaston Warriors for Homecoming next Friday. The 1968 WNCHSAA Championship Team will also be recognized next Friday.
The Golden Lions passed and ran at will against the Hilltoppers. Isaiah Bess led the way with 244 passing yards on 14 completions out of 21 attempts and 5 TD’s. The 5 TD passes went to Jaylon Scott, Diovanni Daley, Kamarde Huskey, Tim Ruff, and Zondre Cherry. The offense had 202 yards rushing led by Donye Fuller who finished with 10 attempts for 170 yards and 2 TD’s. Fuller is the first player this season to have 100+ yards rushing in a game.
The defense limited RS Central to 50 yards of total offense, all on the ground. Jaylon Scott led the way with 8 total tackles including 4 tackles for loss and 1 sack. KJ Washington had 4 total tackles including 3 tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks. Nick Stites had 6 tackles including 4 tackles for loss and 1 sack and a fumble recovery.