By Clint Parker
Editor’s note: Thanks to Danny Ratcliff for keeping us updated during the game and providing the picture you see here. He will file a complete report that will be in the Leicester Leader next week. The report has been updated as the Mount Tabor Spartans were incorrectly identified in the first release as the Trojans.
Winston-Salem – The Erwin Warriors and their fans traveled to Mount Tabor High School to play the Spartans for a second round playoff game Friday (Nov. 23), but it would end in disappointment as the Spartans overwhelmed the Warriors 49-28.
The Spartans scored first in the first quarter and then again making it 14-0, but Erwin got back in it with a touchdown of their own and a good point after (PAT) making it 14-7. The second quarter saw another Mount Tabor touchdown and PAT giving the Trojans a 21-7 lead. Erwin would returned the favor with another seven points to move Erwin within a touchdown of tying the game. However, Mount Tabor was not having any of it and by halftime, the Warriors would exit the field down 35-14.
The Spartans put more distance in the score to start the second half of the game. Mount Tabor added seven more with about eight minutes left in the third making it 42 – 14 and giving the Warriors a tough up hill battle they could not overcome.
Then another touchdown made the mountain that Mount Tabor was building even higher at 49-14. Both defenses stiffened and there would be no change in the score for the rest of the third.
Erwin would score again in the fourth, but a busted PAT and a failed attempt to make a two-point play to recover made it 49-20 Spartans. Then, with time running out, the Warriors made a final touchdown and completed a two-point conversion to make it 49-28 and that’s how the game would end.
The Warriors will head to the court Tuesday (Nov 27) at home against the Pisgah Bears to start their basketball season.