Football games moved up with showdown looming

Southwestern Randolph’s Owen Whelan, right, recovers a fumble against Wheatmore’s River Peterson, left, and Sa’Cory Maryland during a game earlier this month. (Randolph Record)

It’s the second-to-last week in the regular season for Randolph County high school football teams and the games have been moved up a night.

Because of weather-related concerns, the four in-county games will be played Thursday night rather than Friday night.

Eastern Randolph and Randleman are unbeaten in Piedmont Athletic Conference play. They’ll aim to win their respective games this week in advance of a showdown for first place on the final night of the regular season.

Randleman (8-0 overall, 3-0 PAC) is trying to dethrone Eastern Randolph (7-1, 3-0) as league champion.

Meanwhile, the winner of the Southwestern Randolph (5-3, 1-2) / Providence Grove (5-3, 1-2) game will be in third place.

In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Asheboro’s matchup with Ledford (7-1, 2-1) is Senior Night for the Blue Comets (1-7, 0-3).


Prep football — Week 10

Thursday night’s games

Wheatmore at Eastern Randolph

Southwestern Randolph at Providence Grove

Randleman at Trinity

Ledford at Asheboro

By Randolph Record