BOONE - And it was the seniors that stepped up big again. Quarterback Anderson Castle and wingback Jaiden Bond stepped up their games in the second half against the Red Tornadoes Friday night at Jack Groce Stadium. And the WHS defense smothered Hickory's offensive scheme on the second half. The win leaves WHS in sole possession of first place in the Northwestern Conference. For more on this story, please click on the link below....

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WHS coach Ryan Habich talks about Friday night's big win on the Domino's Post Game show

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BOX SCORE

   Team    1 2 3 4 T
Hickory 7 14 0 7 28
Watauga 7 14 21 14 56

SCORING PLAYS

1st QTR
Hickory 08:37 Gage Lackey pass complete to Lane Logan for 16 yards.
(Point after kick by Ben Boston is good.) 7 0
Watauga 1 06:13 Jake Watson runs for 2 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 7 7

2nd QTR
Hickory 10:32 Cody Young runs for 2 yards. (Point after kick by Ben Boston is good.) 14 7
Watauga 04:26 Jake Watson runs for 6 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 14 14
Hickory 00:28 Cody Young runs for 3 yards. (Point after kick by Ben Boston is good.) 21 14
Watauga 00:00 Jaiden Bond pass complete to Grant Oliver for 42 yards. (Point after kick by Carter Everett is good.) 21 21

3rd QTR
Watauga 09:57 Anderson Castle runs for 6 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 21 28
Watauga 07:05 Jaiden Bond runs for 39 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 21 35
Watauga 01:34 Anderson Castle runs for 2 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 21 42

4th QTR
Watauga 11:54 Anderson Castle runs for 3 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 21 49
Watauga 05:05 Sebastian Best runs for 3 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 21 56
Hickory 03:45 Cody Young runs for 46 yards. (Point after kick by Ben Boston is good.) 28 56

TEAM STAT COMPARISON
                   Hickory Watauga
Total Offense        225 500
Number of Plays      49 45
Passing                   74 56
Touchdowns - Interceptions 1 - 2 1 - 0
Rushing                 151 444
Rushing Attempts    31 42
Receiving               74 56
Penalties - Yards  6 - 45 3 - 20
Turnovers                  2 0
Fumbles - Lost       0 - 0 1 - 0
Defensive Sacks - Yards 0 - 0 2 - 12
Time of Possession   22:09 25:39
First Downs                 17 30
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/10 (60.0%) 1/1 (100.0%)
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 (100.0%) 0/0 (0.0%)

PASSING - HICKORY
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
2 Gage Lackey 8 17 74 1 2
6 Zay Huitt 0 1 0 0 0

PASSING - WATAUGA
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
21 Jaiden Bond 1 1 42 1 0
7 Anderson Castle 2 2 14 0 0

RUSHING - HICKORY
Name Att Yds Avg TD
21 Cody Young 25 148 5.9 3
2 Gage Lackey 4 3 0.8 0
4 JJ Rutherford 1 1 1.0 0
6 Zay Huitt 1 -1 -1.0 0

RUSHING - WATAUGA
Name Att Yds Avg TD
7 Anderson Castle 18 202 11.2 3
21 Jaiden Bond 5 108 21.6 1
5 Jake Watson 14 85 6.1 2
14 Sebastian Best 3 28 9.3 1
13 Carter Everett 2 21 10.5 0

RECEIVING - WATAUGA
Name Rec Yds Avg TD
8 Grant Oliver 1 42 42.0 1
21 Jaiden Bond 1 13 13.0 0
14 Sebastian Best 1 1 1.0 0

RECEIVING - HICKORY
Name Rec Yds Avg TD
9 Lane Logan 3 30 10.0 1
8 Tristan Rankin 2 25 12.5 0
5 Dontae Baker 1 7 7.0 0
14 Malakei Sumner 1 6 6.0 0
99 Harper Hancock 1 6 6.0 0