Prep football: Eastern Randolph nips Randleman for PAC title

RANDLEMAN – Carter Revelle threw 39 yards to Nicah Taylor for a third-quarter touchdown in a 22-21 victory against previously undefeated Randleman on Friday night in the regular-season finale to determine the Piedmont Athletic Conference championship.

The Wildcats (9-1 overall, 5-0 PAC) have gone unbeaten in 15 games in the conference’s current configuration.

Revelle threw for two touchdowns, completing 12 of 16 passes for 162 yards. Lucas Smith ran for 104 yards on 29 carries.

Randleman quarterback John Kirkpatrick threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted twice. Teammate Edison Hernandez rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Hernandez opened the scoring on a 15-yard run, a notable development because it ended Eastern Randolph’s five-game streak of shutouts. It also marked the first points in PAC play scored against the Wildcats this season.

Using a gadget play, Rayden West threw 35 yards to Nicah Taylor for Eastern Randolph’s first points, with a two-point conversion run by Smith.

The Wildcats stretched their lead on Revelle’s 22-yard, fourth-down pass to Timothy Brower in the last minute of the second quarter.

Randleman answered on Kirkpatrick’s 42-yard touchdown pass to Tyshaun Goldston on the final play of the first half.

The Tigers regained the lead in the third quarter on Amari Ferdna’s 58-yard scoring pass from John Kirkpatrick before Eastern Randolph’s final touchdown later in the quarter.

Trinity 27, Southwestern Randolph 25: At Asheboro, Dylan hodges scored on three touchdown catches as the visiting Bulldogs pulled into a three-way, third-place tie in the PAC.

Dominic Payne ran for a touchdown and had one of the touchdown throws to Payne. Noah Bradley threw two touchdown passes for Trinity (5-5, 2-3).

Southwestern Randolph (6-4, 2-3) had touchdown runs by Colton Law, Jentezen Cox and Owen Whelan to go with a kickoff return for a touchdown by Nathan Ellis.

Providence Grove 14, Wheatmore 12: At Trinity, the visiting Patriots joined the crowd in third place in the PAC.

Providence Grove (5-4, 2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Wheatmore (2-8, 0-5) lost its fifth game in a row.

Montgomery Central 14, Asheboro 8: At Troy, Asheboro ended the season on a nine-game losing streak with the road loss.

The Blue Comets (1-9, 0-5) are without a league victory for the fourth season in a row.

Montgomery Central is 4-6, 1-4.

By Randolph Record