Zane Cheek of Providence Grove runs between Asheboro’s Jaylon Moore (to his right) and DJ Headen during Friday night’s game. Asheboro’s Davis Gore, far left, chases Cheek. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randollph Record)
ASHEBORO – Zane Cheek ran for three touchdowns and Providence Grove notched its third consecutive shutout with Friday night’s 49-0 victory at Asheboro.
Cheek rolled up 210 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Zander Cheek, who finished with 75 yards on the ground on 10 carries, Chase Whitaker and Karson Bowman all scored on runs. Zander Cheek also scored on a catch from Andrew Canter on an 80-yard play.
Providence Grove (4-0) scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters.
The Blue Comets dropped to 0-4.
Randleman 38, Greensboro Smith 7: At Randleman, Christian Long threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the host Tigers used a big second half to pull away after the teams were knotted at 7-7 at halftime.
Long threw 15 years to Amari Ferdna for the only Randleman touchdown of the first half. The Tigers went ahead in the third quarter on Amarion Moton’s 5-yard run. Moton finished with 114 yards on 21 carries.
Tyshaun Goldston caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Long early in the fourth quarter. Ashton Dillow returned a fumble for Randleman’s next touchdown before Long’s 19-yard run helped seal the outcome.
Long rushed for 97 yards on 15 attempts and threw for 66 yards.
Greensboro Smith (0-3) scored about three minutes into the game but that was it.
Eastern Randolph 28, Williams 21: At Ramseur, the host Wildcats won their third game in a row as Devonte Brooks scored on a pair of runs.
DJ Thomas had a 31-yard go-ahead reception from Stratton Barwick in the second quarter for Eastern Randolph (3-1). Ervodd Cassady ran for 118 yards on 20 carries and Jake Fesmire scored on a run for the Wildcats.
Eastern Randolph went up 28-14 with 2:52 to play on Brooks’ 12-yard run on a drive that consumed about seven minutes.
Then Dan Mahan scored on a 24-yard quarterback keeper to give the Bulldogs a chance. The Wildcats recovered the ensuing onside kick.
Williams (2-2) lost a tight game to Eastern Randolph for the second straight year. The Bulldogs scored first on Kylei Richmond’s 8-yard run on the fourth snap of the game.
Trinity 60, Jordan-Matthews 7: At Siler City, three of Dominic Payne’s seven completed passes went for touchdowns as the Bulldogs rolled on the road.
Payne also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and scored on a rushing play.
The Bulldogs (3-1) secured their third blowout victory of the season. It was 36-0 at halftime.
The Jets are 0-4.
Wheatmore 21, Chatham Central 0: At Trinity, Wheatmore notched the home victory as Riley Strickland threw two touchdown passes.
Jonathan Kelly racked up 124 rushing yards on 15 carries for the Bulldogs (1-3), who snapped an eight-game losing streak overall dating to last year.
Wheatmore won for the first time since Sept. 17, 2021, at Asheboro, which is the next opponent for the Bulldogs.
The Bears dropped to 0-4.
West Davidson 10, Southwestern Randolph 0: At Lexington, Caleb Broom threw to Noah Baker for the game’s only touchdown.
Joseph Baker rushed for 102 yards on 17 carries for West Davidson (2-2), which was coming off a pair of blowout defeats by a total of 124-7.
The Cougars (2-1) were shutout victims for the first time since the second-to-last game of the 2021 spring season against Southern Guilford. They had scored in 14 straight games since then.