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Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

Eastern Randolph primed to begin playoffs

RAMSEUR — A week off prior to opening the state playoffs might be a good omen for Eastern Randolph’s football team. When that happened during the past spring for the state playoffs, it worked out. “We really played our best game against Clinton,” coach Burton Cates said. “You’ve got to look at the positives.” The situation is different, though, this season. That was an upset victory for the Wildcats several months ago. Now, Eastern Randolph (9-0) opens the postseason as the top-seeded Class 1-A team in the West Region. The Wildcats are set for Friday night’s game against No. 16…
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Prep Football Roundup: Patriots edge Cougars for key PAC win with late drive

Prep Football Roundup: Patriots edge Cougars for key PAC win with late drive

Providence Grove's Caleb Rogers runs the ball against visiting Southwestern Randolph during a 40-34 victory in a PAC game at Climax on October 22, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL CLIMAX – Providence Grove struck the final and most decisive blows to pull out a 40-34 victory against visiting Southwestern Randolph in a key Piedmont Athletic Conference football clash Friday night. The Patriots used a 96-yard drive after recovering a fourth-quarter fumble for the go-ahead points. “We were resilient and kept on fighting and found a way,” Providence Grove coach Calvin Brown said. The outcome means that Providence Grove (7-2, 3-1…
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