RAMSEUR – Eastern Randolph is the last football team standing in Randolph County.
The Wildcats won again in the Class 1-A state playoffs, rolling past visiting Hayesville 39-10 on Friday night.
Lucas Smith ran for two touchdowns and Nicah Taylor had two touchdown catches. Smith also made a pair of two-point conversion receptions.
The outcome moves third-seeded Eastern Randolph (11-1) to the third round in the West Region with a home game this Friday night against 11th-seeded Thomasville (9-3), a 41-13 winner against Albemarle.
Quarterback Carter Revelle threw for two touchdowns and the two two-point conversions to go with a rushing touchdown for Eastern Randolph. Kobe Walker also ran for a touchdown.
The Wildcats led 19-3 at halftime.
At Forest Hills, Randleman couldn’t keep up with visiting Forest Hills in a 35-14 second-round loss.
The six-seeded Tigers (10-2) ended the season with losses in two of their last three games, with both defeats coming at home.
No. 11 seed Forest Hills (11-1) advances to the third round against Community School of Davidson (11-1).
Randleman’s Tyshaun Goldston and Amari Ferdna caught touchdown throws from John Kirkpatrick. Edison Hernandez was charted for 85 rushing yards on 25 carries.