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Oct. 12 Football roundup


Lexington to host canned food drive

All Yellow Jacket fans are asked to donate a can good or non-perishable food item at the Lexington vs. Salisbury homecoming football game next Friday at Philpott Memorial Stadium.  

Donation bins will be located at each gate. The Lexington Athletic Department and the Booster Club would like to help needy families in the Lexington/Davidson County area by donating all can goods to the Crisis Ministry and Food Pantry.

Eagles hold off Salisbury

Austin Wallace passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns to lead East Davidson to a wild 33-32 win at Salisbury on Friday in the Central Carolina Conference opener for both teams.

Tyler Rhodes opened the scoring for the Eagles when he recovered a fumble in the end zone less than two minutes into the game. Wallace connected with Michael Ramos for a 38-yard touchdown later in the first, then hit Ramos from 14 yards out with 20 seconds left in the half to tie things up at 20-all at the break.

Then, with 6:16 left in the game and trailing 23-20, Wallace hooked up with Ramos for an 87-yard touchdown pass that put the Eagles in front 26-23. Salisbury got another field goal to forge another tie at the 2:45 mark, but Wallace dialed long distance again, this time finding Nick Bolen for a 64-yard touchdown pass. That put East in front 33-26 with 1:50 left in the game. Salisbury mounted one last rally, scoring moments later. But the Eagles blocked the PAT and held on for the win.

East moved to 6-1, 1-0 in the CCC, while Salisbury fell to 0-7, 0-1.