Sports Editor Jimmy Potts and Sports Reporters Jacob Conley and Bill McDaniel discuss this weekend's football games.
We have all heard the old adage, “Home is where the heart is”, meaning that no matter where you live, home is the place where you would love to be. You have a deep-rooted connection to your home that can never be broken. The same principle is true of sports and that fact was reinforced this weekend by a pair of seemingly unrelated examples, the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and the Charlotte Hornets.
Former NAIA All-American and Forest City resident Terry McGowan was inducted into the Gardner-Webb University Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.
For the second year in a row it looked as if the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs were going to give away a double digit fourth quarter lead to the Charlotte 49ers, but Kenny Cook recovered an onside kick after Austin Duke’s 80-yard touchdown with 2:21left in the contest, as GWU held off UNCC 27-24.
Gardner-Webb will be without All-Big South Conference linebacker and All-America candidate Chad Geter for the remainder of the 2014 season due to injury.
It’s been a long time since Gardner-Webb quarterback Lucas Beatty slung the ball around for over 200 yards.
Here are some excerpts from Gardner-Webb's 43-36 win over Wofford Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
On paper, Wofford’s 425 yards of total offense and 6.7 yards per play average scorched Gardner-Webb.
Kenny Cook returned to the field and was a difference-maker, collecting three catches and drawing a pair of pass interference penalties to keep Gardner-Webb down by just 8, 28-20 at half against No. 30 Wofford.