Sports Briefs: Adam Smith scores in NAL title game

Published 9:27 am Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Smith scores in NAL title game

The Carolina Cobras lost 47-20 at Albany in the National Arena League championship game.

Adam Smith and the Cobras beat Albany three times in the regular season, but the Empire got the last laugh on Aug. 13. The hosts roared to leads of 34-7 at halftime and 47-7 in the third quarter.

Smith, a 2012 Davie graduate, went out on a high note as he capped the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown catch. He had three receptions on the night in what might have been the final game of his five-year pro career.

Mooresville blows out Davie JV

Davie’s JV football team fell 41-14 to visiting Mooresville in the season opener on Aug. 18.

The Blue Devils led just 7-6 after the first quarter, but they outscored Davie 27-0 in the middle quarters.

Davie’s top rusher was Skylar Whittington, who had nine carries for 68 yards, including a touchdown. Jamarius Pelote completed 6 of 12 passes for 119 yards, including a 51-yard TD to go-to receiver Leon Bradshaw. Bradshaw finished with five catches for 120 yards.

JV volleyball drops opener

The Davie JV volleyball team has some rough edges to smooth over.

“The seven juniors on varsity were the JV team last year,” varsity coach Amber Brandon said after the JV lost 2-0 at North Surry in the season opener on Aug. 16. “Most of those kids played six rotations every single point of every match. So we’re struggling with experience. They struggled in serve-receive. We have a lot of freshmen in the lineup, and I’m excited to see their growth throughout the season.”

Tabatha Lyons is the new JV coach. She replaced Brittani Steger, who guided the team for three years.

The sophomores on the team are Cadence Minns, Carleigh Croom, Mallorie Brown, Jayce Whitaker, Cora Nicholson, Addison Wilson and Savannah Stanley. The freshmen are Addison McKay, Mia Clemo, Callie Jenkins, Miley Brandon, Nora Barringer, Lanah Kruger, MacKenzie Burrows and Grace Ratledge.

Sanders wins Stadium Stock title

A.J. Sanders of Mocksville captured the Stadium Stock title for 2022. The final race of the season was held Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium. Sanders entered with a lead in the standings, and he finished second to seal the deal.

“It feels great,” Sanders told Bowman Gray Stadium’s racing website. “To be 54 years old and do this – 40 years and here we are.”