Bison bash Eagles, 32-14
Germaine Pratt’s first touchdown reception came with no one near him. His second came with a defender all over him as yellow flags flew.
No matter. Pratt’s TDs from Jamiel Mack in the first half staked High Point Central to a 17-7 lead the Bison would not relinquish. Central held on for a 32-14 upset over East Forsyth on Friday night at Simeon Stadium, handing the Eagles their first loss of the year and presenting the Bison as the team to beat in the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference.
Central (5-2, 1-0) even survived a blown call by the officials that handed East (6-1, 0-1) a touchdown. In the second quarter, Mack stretched for yardage at the end of a run, firmly slamming the ball into the ground. As everyone in the stadium waited for a whistle, East’s Quenten McCray picked up the “fumble” and raced 50 yards to the 2. The Eagles scored one play later on Antwone Vance’s run to make it 10-7, but the Bison scored on a 43-second drive of 68 yards just before halftime to get those points back.
East pulled within 17-14 with 5:27 left in the third thanks to a 12-play, 76-yard drive. Central responded in typical fast fashion, needing three plays to cover 53 yards. The 10-point lead was reestablished when Mack hit Juwan Foggie on a short toss that went for 21 yards.
Central then got an interception by Josh Wilson to halt an East drive early in the fourth quarter, a safety and a short rushing touchdown by Kavin Logan, and a diving INT by Ahmad Langham to erase any thoughts of an Eagle rally.
Central looks to keep rolling at Northwest Guilford on Friday night. East plays host to Glenn on Friday.