Randleman’s Daylan Atkins runs for a touchdown against Union Pines on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)
CLIMAX – Logan Fox ran for 235 yards and two touchdowns as undefeated Providence Grove, facing a team directed by its former coach, overcame visiting Asheboro for a 24-14 non-conference victory Friday night.
Calvin Brown coached for 11 seasons, including the past seven as head coach, at Providence Grove. He took the Asheboro job during the offseason and had his new team fired up.
The Blue Comets (1-2) scored on their first snap and later led 14-7 at halftime. Logan Laughlin threw touchdown passes of 85 yards and 45 yards to Elijah Woodle.
But Providence Grove (4-0), which didn’t allow a point after the first quarter, had enough offense to rally. The Patriots pulled even with Fox running for a 21-yard third-quarter touchdown and went ahead when Carson Jones kicked a 44-yard field goal with 10:26 remaining. They extended the margin on Fox’s 1-yard run with 3:11 left.
Providence Grove quarterback James Ellis posted 83 rushing yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Randleman 47, Union Pines 6: At Cameron, Edison Hernandez ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Daylan Atkins rushed for two touchdowns in Randleman’s road romp.
Tyshaun Goldston made five catches for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (4-0). Amari Ferdna caught a 23-yard touchdown. Christian McLeod kicked a 36-yard field goal to open the scoring before Union Pines (1-3) held a 6-3 lead.
Goldston’s 79-yard reception put Randleman ahead to stay.
Atkins had two touchdown 1-yard touchdown runs. Micah Thurston ran 13 yards for a touchdown. Hernandez, who carried 20 times, scored from 3 yards out.
John Kirkpatrick completed 13 of 21 throws for 185 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Southwestern Randolph 20, McMichael 7: At Asheboro, linebacker Kempton Reed intercepted a pass and returned it 59 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown as the host Cougars held on for the non-league triumph.
Reed’s play came with 1:27 left.
Marcus Robertson and Glenn Haltom scored earlier touchdowns for the Cougars (3-0), who led 13-0 at halftime. Owen Whalen rushed for 87 yards for Southwestern Randolph.
McMichael is 2-2.
Trinity 34, West Davidson 21: At Trinity, Noah Bradley threw for three touchdowns and Kasey Blakeney intercepted two passes as the host Bulldogs prevailed in the non-league game.
Brandon Campbell, whose three catches went for a total of 106 yards, Jacob Hodges and Daniel Rogers made touchdown catches. Daniel Rodgers and Dominic Payne had touchdown runs for Trinity (2-2).
West Davidson is 0-4.
Wheatmore 15, Bishop McGuinness 14: At Kernersville, Jonathan Kelly scored on a 14-yard touchdown run and added the winning two-point conversion run as the visiting Warriors rallied.
Kelly had a 6-yard touchdown run in the first half. He finished with 113 rushing yards on 20 carries.
Wheatmore (2-2) was involved in a one-point game for the second time in three weeks, winning this one. Bishop McGuinness fell to 1-2.