By MIKE DUPREZ
Randleman and Eastern Randolph posted big wins on Friday as they head toward a showdown for the PAC-7 championship. Here’s a look at what happened.
RANDLEMAN 34, SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH 7
If there was any doubt the Tigers were back, they probably erased it Friday night.
Amarion Moton ran for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the resurgent Tigers improved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference.
Randleman won four games in 2021 after a long run of excellence.
Quarterback Christian Long threw for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns to wide receiver Tyshaun Goldston. Moton also caught 2 passes for 55 yards.
Christian McLeod kicked field goals of 24 and 33 yards as well as four extra points. Aiden Robinson and Goldston each had an interception.
Southwestern Randolph quarterback Easton Clapp threw for 143 yards and ran for a touchdown. Adam Cole had 93 yards rushing.
The Cougars fell to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
EASTERN RANDOLPH 28, PROVIDENCE GROVE 7
Devonte Brooks ran 20 times for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Wildcats rolled to another victory.
Lucas Smith returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown. Altogether, the Wildcats intercepted Patriots quarterback Brady Collins five times.
The Wildcats are now 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Collins threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Lemuel Coltrane as the Patriots dropped to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the PAC-7. Zane Cheek had 54 yards on 10 carries.
WHEATMORE 27, TRINITY 26
The Warriors scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to rally past rival Trinity. Trey Swaney had a touchdown for the Warriors, who are now 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Trinity’s Dominic Payne threw two touchdown passes to Jacob Hodges and Chance Hogan ran for 154 yards with a touchdown.
NORTH DAVIDSON 49, ASHEBORO 6
The Blue Comets fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the Mid-Piedmont Conference. North Davidson (2-1, 3-5) led 49-0 at halftime.