South Point Helps North Gaston to a Blue Tuesday

October 30, 2007 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

38-35 was the final score last night, with South Point prevailing on a crisp fall evening. The stadium was absolutely packed — on a school night even!

All the “no comment” remarks and “focus” by North Gaston over the past two weeks came up short as the Red Raiders laid down some wood on Princeton Brooks and AJ Blue.

South Point led 17-14 at half and was up 31-14 with 8:30 left in the game.


(Benjamin Patton – Gazette Photo)

Aaron Crumbly played great. He rushed for almost 200 yards and scored three touchdowns. Who knew that Desmond Lowery could throw as well as he did last evening. He made 7 of 9 passes, with several of them shocking the North Gaston defense out of their boots.

North Gaston players appeared to lose it emotionally with several players yelling at each other — and at coaches — and not words of encouragement.


(Coach Bruce Clark; Gazette Photo by Benjamin Patton)

Credit is given to Blue and Brooks for keeping the game close by score at the end. The two tremendously talented players kept the South Point defense on their toes.

In the end, South Point earned a share of the big South title, their first since the 2004 season. More importantly, the Raiders earned the first seed out of the conference for the state 3A playoffs.

SP 7 10 7 14 — 38
NG 0 14 0 21 — 35

First quarter
SP—Aaron Crumbley 1 run (James Justice kick), 4:16.

Second quarter
NG—Princeton Brooks 1 run (Drew Stewart kick), 11:56.
SP—Brandon Spencer 38 pass from Desmond Lowery (James Justice kick), 9:10.
NG—A.J. Blue 5 run (Stewart kick), 8:08.
SP—FG James Justice 20, 0:00.

Third quarter
SP—Chris Lane 66 run (James Justice kick), 6:51.

Fourth quarter
SP—Crumbley 1 run (James Justice kick), 8:36.
NG—Jordan Potter 18 pass from Blue (Stewart kick), 7:22.
SP—Crumbley 58 run (James Justice kick), 4:51.
NG—Blue 16 run (Stewart kick), 2:13.
NG—Blue 16 run (Stewart kick), 1:42.

chris-lane-vs-ng.jpg (Chris Lane vs. NG)

(Gazette Photo by Benjamin Patton)

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