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MORGANTON — The combined North Carolina Schools for the Deaf eight-player football team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 40-14 loss to South Carolina School for the Deaf on Oct. 6 on the campus of N.C. School for the Deaf.
The Bear-Hornets were missing their top two offensive players, Jeremiah Deans and Alfonza Robinson — both of Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf — due to injury. South Carolina outgained its host 393 yards to 97 as Cole Haywood and Andrew Biggs rushed for 148 and 134 yards, respectively. NCSsD, which didn’t attempt a pass and finished with 97 yards on 27 rushes, was led by Saw Ka Lu Taw with 53 yards on eight carries.
Malik Brayboy had 10 tackles to lead the Bear-Hornets defense.
NCSsD’s game Oct. 10 against Tennessee School for the Deaf was canceled. The Bear-Hornets will get a rematch against South Carolina on Saturday in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and then end the season Saturday, Nov. 3, against Georgia School for the Deaf in what will serve as the homecoming game for ENCSD.