Photo and article from Laieke Abebe
In a county clash with pride on the line, C.B Aycock prevailed in a big way.
The Golden Falcons celebrated senior night with a 44-0 rout of conference rival Southern Wayne on Friday eveing in Pikeville.
In the Golden Falcon’s last game of the season, C.B. Aycock head coach Thomas Zietlow notched his first home win at the helm.
“It shows how much we’ve improved throughout the season,” Zietlow said. “Even when we got off to a a rough start, our seniors led by example. They set the tone for us and I’m proud of them for it.”
On senior night, it was fitting that the opening score was by a senior, Kris Reid. His short running touchdown put the home team up, 7-0. After that, the night belonged to junior Daniel Frederick.
A Southern Wayne punt was followed by a long drive capped off by the first of three total scores for the Frederick, who also forced two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown in the third quarter to summon the running clock.
Meanwhile, the Saints seemingly could not get out of their own way and were unable to sustain a drive the entire night. Southern Wayne had a chance to score before the half after a muffed punt, but fumbled to lose that chance.
“We couldn’t get momentum, and they wanted this game more than we did,” Southern Wayne head coach Ronnie McClary said. “There were too many unforced errors on our part and we couldn’t make a push.”
For both programs, this is the end of the road as the playoffs are not on the horizon. The Golden Falcons (2-8 overall) and the Saints (1-9) head into the offseason looking to rebuild themselves in the hopes of returning to playoff contention.