Next Level: Local Athletes Tackle Gridiron Battles
A third-quarter interception by Pinecrest graduate Josh Scales helped open the floodgates for Fayetteville State to defeat Virginia State 49-21 last Saturday.
The sophomore free safety returned his second pick of the season for 28 yards, as the Broncos scored twice in the period after leading only 21-14 at halftime. He was also credited with four solo tackles.
Blade Shoop, another sophomore who played at Pinecrest, was the starting right guard for the Broncos against Virginia State.
Another former Patriot, Spencer Bishop, continues to see action on Wake Forest’s kickoff return team. The Demon Deacons are one of the big stories of the ACC so far after defeating then No. 23 Florida State 35-30 on Saturday. They are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the ACC for the first time in 59 years of play in the league.
A 6-foot-2, 240-pound redshirt sophomore, Bishop has a couple of seniors ahead of him on the depth chart at the tight end position. The Demon Deacons entertain Virginia Tech in another tough home test on Saturday.
Former Pinecrest soccer player Tanya Cain deposited a loose ball in the net for the final goal in N.C. State’s recent 4-1 victory over Longwood. Cain’s five goals are the second most on a Wolfpack team that is 9-4 overall and 0-3-2 in the ACC this season.
Former Patriots Allison Haller and Adam McDonald are members of the cheerleading squad at N.C. State. Another, Kathleen Boorman, is a cheerleader at Wingate.
When the Charleston Southern women’s golf team teed off at the Starmount Fall Classic hosted by UNC Greensboro two weeks ago, a couple of former Moore County high school golfers were among them.
Amanda D’Ostroph, who was a member of two Union Pines state championship teams, finished in a tie for 25th place after rounds of 82-73-80—235. North Moore grad Lauren Carter, who transferred to Charleston Southern after two years at Lenoir Rhyne, finished 71st with scores of 83-87-88—258.
The Buccaneers finished in a tie for eighth place in the 14-team event won by the University of Maryland.
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