The Salisbury Hornets survive and the East Rowan Mustangs lose a heartbreaker in Third Round Playoff action Friday night. Salisbury had an amazing fourth quarter rally, becoming almost a pattern for them, and squeaked past High Point Andrews 36-35 on a field goal in the final minute. Salisbury trailed 28-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, but thanks to recovering two onside kicks and four touchdown runs by Quarterback, Bryan Bouk, along with a winning field goal by Stephen Mazur with just 4.6 seconds left in the game, the amazing Hornets got the victory that propels them into the Championship game for the Western 2AA classification in North Carolina. They will face South Iredell this coming Friday night at Salisbury to try to get a berth in the State Title game. South Iredell defeated Catawba Bandys 35-2 in their game Friday night. Newsradio 1490 and 1490wstp.com will have live play by play coverage of the game, starting at 6:45PM. Howard Platt and Wilson Cherry will broadcast the game.
In the East Rowan game that many heard on the station and 1490wstp.com, Concord edged East Rowan 21-20 in overtime, ending the Mustangs Cinderella season. Concord had a 7-0 lead at halftime, but East seized momentum in the second half, and led 14-7 with under two minutes left, before Concord scored at tieing touchdown that sent the game into OT. East scored a touchdown on their possession, but elected to go for the two point conversion after a couple of penalties had put them down to the Concord one yard line. But the Concord defense stuffed Calvin Edwards at the goal line, denying the attempt. Then trailing 20-14. Concord got its posession, scored a TD in two plays, and then kicked the winning extra point. East finishes the season at 8-5 overall, while Concord ups its mark to 12-2 and will now travel to Morganton for their 3A Western Final game Friday night.
Other Playoff Results included: 3AA Statesville 27 Belmont South Point 21..4A: North Davidson 20 Mt. Tabor14 1A: Albemarle 19 East Columbus 18, Charlotte Catholic 49 Kannapolis 18.