Prep football: Eastern Randolph, Randleman, Providence Grove win league openers

Providence Grove’s Logan Fox runs the ball against Trinity’s Jason Brown on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

RAMSEUR – Nicah Taylor returned two interceptions for touchdowns and two-time defending Piedmont Athletic Conference champion Eastern Randolph flexed in its league opener by shredding visiting Southwestern Randolph 41-0 on Friday night.

The Wildcats (5-1) also returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.

Quarterback Carter Revelle ran for a touchdown from 16 yards out to begin the scoring. Lucas Smith had a 5-yard touchdown run to complete a short drive after a special teams miscue by Southwestern Randolph late in the first quarter.

In the final three minutes of the first half, Taylor returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown, Kobe Walker returned a block punt 20 yards for a score and Taylor sprinted 95 yards with another interception as time expired before halftime.

Rayden West made a touchdown catch.

Southwestern Randolph (4-2) has dropped two of its last three games.

Randleman 36, Wheatmore 7: At Trinity, John Kirkpatrick threw for four touchdowns as the visiting Tigers (6-0) won their PAC opener.

Two of the touchdown throws went to Amari Ferdna in the first half on plays of 18 and 44 yards. Two more scoring throws went to Tyshaun Goldston for 12 and 39 yards in the third quarter. Edison Hernandez gained 130 rushing yards on 10 carries and scored on a 1-yard run.

Kirkpatrick ended up with 246 passing yards by completing 17 of 23 passes.

Wheatmore (2-4) scored the final points of the game.

Randleman held a 452-148 edge in total offense.

Providence Grove 20, Trinity 9: At Climax, Logan Fox scored on runs of 7 and 2 yards and the host Patriots opened PAC play with a solid outing on homecoming.

The only second-half scoring came on a pair of Tucker Batten field goals for Providence Grove (5-1).

Trinity (3-3) scored on Dominic Payne’s run and a safety when Javeion Holmes made a tackle in the end zone..

Oak Grove 57, Asheboro 14: At Winston-Salem, the start of Mid-Piedmont Conference play didn’t go well for the visiting Blue Comets (1-5). Defending league champion Oak Grove (5-1) led 50-7 at halftime.

Asheboro’s first touchdown came with Elijah Woodle returning a fumble in the first quarter and the other came on a 69-yard pass play from Logan Laughlin to Amare Godwin in the fourth quarter.


Prep football — Week 8

Friday night’s games

Providence Grove at Randleman

Eastern Randolph at Trinity

Wheatmore at Southwestern Randolph

Central Davidson at Asheboro

By Randolph Record