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The host Freedom JV football team made a two-point conversion stop in the fourth period to hang on for an 8-6 win over rival McDowell to end the season Thursday night.

The JV Patriots (6-3, 4-2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conf.) capped the season with three consecutive victories.

On FHS’ second drive of the contest, BG Hampton rushed for an early second-quarter touchdown and Avery Pollard added the conversion run. The score remained 8-0 until a Titans touchdown with about 3 minutes left, after which Freedom’s defense rose up to preserve the win.

Patriots coach Luke Little credited “good all-around team defense” in winning the finale.


Hibriten 49, Patton 0

The JV Panthers (3-7, 2-5 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conf.) suffered a fourth straight loss to end the year Thursday in Morganton. No more details were available.


EB-Foard canceled

The East Burke at Foard game postponed Oct. 31 and rescheduled for Nov. 12 will no longer be played. The Cavaliers finish with a record of 0-9 overall (0-6 NWFAC).


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