Eastern Wayne tops CBA football
By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on October 15, 2011 11:25 PM
PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne looked like a team that is starting to figure things out.
Head coach Bubba Williams hopes that it is not to little, too late.
The Warriors scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and buried county rival Charles B. Aycock 33-16 on Friday night at Hardy Talton Stadium. The win was the second consecutive for Eastern Wayne as the team tries to resurrect its playoff hopes.
"We have been telling the guys that anything is possible," Williams said. "We started out slow, but we have won two in the conference and we have two left to play. We may be able to back our way into the postseason."
Eastern Wayne dominated the opening quarter.
Shelton Pender broke loose for a five-yard scoring run on the team's first possession. Kyle Sasser hit the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Quarterback Jake Wiser scored on the Warriors' second drive from one-yard out.
C.B. Aycock cut into the deficit when Cody Garris capped a five-minute drive with a one-yard run.
"We moved the ball at times but for too much of the game we were overmatched on the offensive and defensive lines," Golden Falcons head coach Randy Pinkowski said. "It doesn't give your backs much of a chance when there are defensive linemen in the backfield on the snap."
Eastern Wayne added a field goal before the intermission when Sasser booted a 31-yard attempt and extended the lead to 16-7.
C.B. Aycock battled back in the third quarter when Ronnie Person hit a 26-yard field goal of his own to bring the Golden Falcons within one score. The momentum did not last long however as Sasser answered with a 33-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter.
Austin Snowden broke free on the ensuing C.B. Aycock drive and scored from 56 yards out. A missed extra point kept the Warriors ahead 19-16.
From that point it was all Eastern Wayne as Tykwan Days put the game away with a nine-yard scoring run with three minutes to play. A fumbled kickoff led to another Warrior score just 50 seconds later when Lavorris Vick raced into the end zone.
Pender led the victors with 171 yards on 24 carries. Days added 70 yards on 10 totes.
"Pender is a kid that runs hard and he finishes his runs," Williams said. "He is a good guy between the tackles and he makes the most out of some small holes."
Snowden paced C.B. Aycock with 165 yards on 21 carries. Chris Mickens tallied 41 yards on seven rushes.
C.B. Aycock will host Southern Wayne on Oct. 28. Eastern Wayne will welcome Triton on Oct. 21.