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ER wins PAC-7 again

MIKE DUPREZ

Randolph Hub

 

Eastern Randolph won its second straight PAC-7 championship and received a first-round bye in the 1-A state playoffs. Here's a look at what happened in the county.

 

EASTERN RANDOLPH 28, RANDLEMAN 13

 

This is the one that decided it even though both had already locked up top seeds due to the PAC behind a split conference. 

 

Devonte Brooks ran for a pair of touchdowns, Stratton Barwick threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Adonye Herbert and Ervodd Cassady returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats finished the regular season 9-1. Nicah Taylor caught 4 passes for 83 yards.

 

Eastern Randolph drew a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in the 1-A state playoffs.

 

Christian Long threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Aiden Robinson and Tyshaun Goldston returned a punt 43 yards for a touchdown to account for the Randleman scoring.

 

Randleman (7-3) got the 10th seed in the 2-A state playoffs and will host No. 23 Lincolnton in the first round.

 

PROVIDENCE GROVE 59, WHEATMORE 6

 

Zane Cheek and Karson Bowman each scored two touchdowns as the Patriots won easily to end the regular season with a 7-3 record. 

 

Chase Whitaker made 6 tackles and took a spell at quarterback, completing 3 of 5 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Logan Fox, Lemuel Coltrane, Josh Ward and Bowman each had an interception.

 

The Patriots begin the 2-A state playoffs as a No. 17 seed and travel to No. 16 McMichael.

 

SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH 50, TRINITY 12

 

Quarterback Easton Clapp ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more as the Cougars romped. 

 

Tait Conti threw a 78-yard touchdown pass to Chance Grogan for Trinity.

 

Southwestern Randolph’s big effort wasn't enough to get the Cougars into the 2-A state playoffs. They ended the season with a 6-4 record.

 

Trinity wound up with a 4-6 record.

 

MONTGOMERY CENTRAL 45, ASHEBORO 22

 

Hakemme Butler returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown and Kai Matthews returned a fumble 43 yards to paydirt for the Blue Comets.

 

Quarterback Hamza Khan threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Moore.

 

Asheboro finished the season with a 1-9 record.