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JV FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers, Patriots open with in-county victories at home

Two consecutive fourth-quarter scoring drives gave the Patton JV football team the lead for good in what became a season-opening shootout with East Burke late Thursday. Every point counted as the Panthers only pulled away late to a 34-22 home win that featured five second-half lead changes and two total ties.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Draughn volleyball, tennis take down Freedom

VALDESE — The Draughn volleyball team had few struggles Thursday in nonconference play hosting county rival Freedom a day after a thrilling five-set victory over Kings Mountain.

Falcons soar at host M.S. football jamboree

The Table Rock Middle football squad excelled in Thursday’s fourth annual “Rumble at the Rock” jamboree as the Falcons tallied 20 touchdowns while only surrendering three.

Prep Sports

JV FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers, Patriots open with in-county victories at home

Two consecutive fourth-quarter scoring drives gave the Patton JV football team the lead for good in what became a season-opening shootout with East Burke late Thursday. Every point counted as the Panthers only pulled away late to a 34-22 home win that featured five second-half lead changes and two total ties.

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Middle School Sports

Falcons soar at host M.S. football jamboree

The Table Rock Middle football squad excelled in Thursday’s fourth annual “Rumble at the Rock” jamboree as the Falcons tallied 20 touchdowns while only surrendering three.

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College Sports

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

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Professional Football

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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NASCAR

Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart says he didn't see a young driver standing on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him.

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