Boys Varsity Football · Boys Varsity loses to county rival Kings Mountain 41-17

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The Golden Lions traveled to Kings Mountain to face the Mountaineers in the 98th edition of The Battle of Buffalo Creek. The mountaineers jumped out to a 14-0 lead after 1quarter of play and things continued to go downhill for the Golden Lions from there. The Mountaineers would win this matchup 42-17 for their first win in this series since 2010. The Golden Lions will begin their conference schedule next week as they travel to Mount Holly to face the East Gaston Warriors.

The Golden Lions offense had a rough night and only generated 165 yards (-11 rushing/ 176 passing). Isaiah Bess went 12/32 passing for 176 yards and 2 TD passes, both TD passes went to Diavonni Daley. Ja’hari Mitchell added 6 receptions for 50 yards. Jecari Shell had 3 receptions for 46 yards.

The Golden Lion defense allowed 438 yards of offense to the Mountaineers (156 rushing/ 282 passing) and 22 first downs. Jack Hollifield had 17 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss. Malaki Hamrick had 11 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Nick Stits, Quavis Tate, and Deshaun Christopher each had 8 total tackles.