Blue Comets enter win column, but Providence Grove suffers first loss

TRINITY – Every team in Randolph County has at least one victory after Friday night’s results.

There also is no longer an undefeated team among the seven football-playing schools in the county.

Asheboro entered the win column by securing an 18-13 road victory at Wheatmore.

Asheboro’s Tony McRae tries to pull away from Wheatmore’s Levi Johnson during Friday night’s game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

The Blue Comets (1-3) won for the first time since August 2021, snapping a 12-game losing streak.

Josh Meadows scored on a 2-yard run with about four minutes to play for the winning points.

Michael Brady scored a first-half touchdown for Asheboro. Kai Matthews ran 18 yards for the Blue Comets’ second touchdown.

Wheatmore is 1-4.

Ledford 42, Providence Grove 21: At Thomasville, visiting Providence Grove suffered its first loss, hurt by three turnovers in the non-conference game.

Zane Cheek scored three touchdowns for the Patriots (4-1). He gained 147 rushing yards on 26 carries.

The game was tied at 21-21 after three quarters. Ledford (5-0) went ahead on the third play of the fourth quarter.

Trinity 18, Carrboro 13: At Carrboro, Dominic Payne’s pass to Brandon Campbell gave the visiting Bulldogs the winning points in the non-league game.

Trinity (4-1) has won two games in a row. Carrboro fell to 2-3.

Southwestern Randolph 20, Albemarle 7: At Albemarle, Easton Clapp ran for two touchdowns and 194 yards in the non-league road victory.

The Cougars (3-1), who were shutout victims a week earlier, bounced back. Adam Cole also scored on a run. Albemarle (1-4) failed to post a double-figure point total for the third game this season.

North Stanly 40, Randleman 34: At Randleman, North Stanly used a strong fourth quarter and then held on after the Tigers threatened late, recovering an onside kick to help clinch the outcome in non-conference play.

Randleman quarterback Christian Long scored on three 1-yard runs and a 2-yard run. Amarion Moton, who finished with 114 rushing yards on 15 attempts, opened the scoring for the Tigers with a 12-yard run. Tyshaun Goldston racked up 133 receiving yards on seven catches.

Randleman held 14-point leads twice in the first half.

Both teams are 3-2.

By Randolph Record