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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Christian Long

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Christian Long

Randleman, football/boys’ basketball The seasons changed for Randleman, but Christian Long keeps on producing. After helping guide the Tigers to a second-place finish in the Piedmont Athletic Conference football standings as the starting quarterback, Long turned his attention to basketball. In last week’s season-opening 71-54 victory at Lexington, Long racked up 17 points. He made three of four 3-point shots and went 4-for-4 on free throws. He also was charted with a team-high five steals. Sophomore Tyshaun Goldston, who was on the receiving end of some of Long’s passes during football season, paced the Tigers with 19 points in the…
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Prep Football: Patriots win for first time in state playoffs; Randleman falls in OT

Prep Football: Patriots win for first time in state playoffs; Randleman falls in OT

Randleman’s Chase Farlow chases Lincolnton's Andre Bost during Friday night’s game. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) MAYODAN – Providence Grove won a football game in the state playoffs for the first time in school history Friday night. The visiting Patriots topped McMichael 48-14 in the Class 2-A first round. Next, Providence Grove (8-3) aims for an even more monumental task by going to state power Reidsville, which is the No. 1 seed in the West Region, for a second-round game. Zander Cheek and Zane Cheek both scored three touchdowns. Zane Cheek ran for three touchdowns and Zander Cheek had two rushing touchdowns…
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Three area teams land in state playoffs for football

Three area teams land in state playoffs for football

Andrew Canter throws a pass for Providence Grove, which is in the state playoffs again. Eastern Randolph’s football team is the top seed in Class 1-A’s West Region for the second year in a row. Randleman and Providence Grove are in the states in Class 2-A West Region. Eastern Randolph (9-1), the Piedmont Athletic Conference champion, receives a first-round bye and will play Nov. 11 at home against the winner of this Friday night’s game between South Stokes (4-6) and Mountain Heritage (4-6). In Class 2-A, Randleman (7-3) is the No. 10 seed with a home date Friday night against…
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Prep football: Wildcats, Tigers win routs to set up title clash

Prep football: Wildcats, Tigers win routs to set up title clash

Randleman’s Amarion Moton leaps Trinity’s Jacob Hodges on the way to a touchdown. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record). The showdown for the Piedmont Athletic Conference football championship is set for Friday night. That comes after more blowouts across the league, including romps for co-leaders Eastern Randolph and Randleman last Friday night. Those teams meet for the title in Ramseur. Here’s a look at games from the second-to-last week of the regular season: Eastern Randolph 62, Wheatmore 0: At Trinity, the visiting Wildcats posted their highest point total of the season in their last road game as Stratton Barwick threw for four touchdowns.…
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Prep Football: Randleman, E. Randolph win key road games

Prep Football: Randleman, E. Randolph win key road games

Amarion Moton tries to run away from Southwestern Randolph’s Jentezen Cox and the rest of the Cougars. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Randleman and Eastern Randolph won road games Friday night to move closer to a huge Piedmont Athletic Conference showdown in two weeks. Randleman rocked Southwestern Randolph, while Eastern Randolph knocked off neighbor Providence Grove. Here’s a look at Friday night’s games. Randleman 34, Southwestern Randolph 7: At Asheboro. Amarion Moton ran for two touchdowns and Tyshaun Goldston scored on two passes from Christian Long for the visiting Tigers (6-2, 3-0 PAC). Christian McLeod kicked field goals from 33 and 24…
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Prep Football: Tigers topple Providence Grove; Wildcats, Cougars cruise to wins

Prep Football: Tigers topple Providence Grove; Wildcats, Cougars cruise to wins

Randleman quarterback Christian Long makes a pass earlier this season. (Randolph Record file photo) CLIMAX – Amarion Moton scored on two fourth-quarter touchdown runs to help Randleman seal a 30-14 road victory against Providence Grove in Piedmont Athletic Conference football Friday night. Randleman’s defense limited the often-potent Providence Grove offense to 180 yards. Randleman never trailed, going up in the first quarter on Christian McLeod’s 26-yard field goal. Tyshaun Goldston scored on a 13-yard pass from Christian Long in the second quarter. James Ellis of Providence Grove scored on a 44-yard pass play before halftime. Gregory Price’s 40-yard interception return…
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Prep Football: Wildcats fend off SWR; Providence Grove, Randleman cruise in PAC openers

Prep Football: Wildcats fend off SWR; Providence Grove, Randleman cruise in PAC openers

Davonte Brooks of Eastern Randolph heads for the end zone against Southwestern Randolph. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Davonte Brooks scored three touchdowns and Eastern Randolph relied on its defense in a 20-12 road victory against Southwestern Randolph in a Piedmont Athletic Conference football opener Thursday night. “We just all came together and played as one and that’s how we got the job done,” Brooks said. Eastern Randolph (5-1), which is the reigning PAC champion, won despite its lowest point total of the season. “It was not our best game,” Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates said. “Too many mistakes –…
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Prep football: Wildcats trounce Asheboro; Providence Grove, SWR cruise

Prep football: Wildcats trounce Asheboro; Providence Grove, SWR cruise

Southwestern Randolph’s Grant Little heads for a big gain against South Stanly on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) RAMSEUR – Ervodd Cassady scored on four touchdown runs as Eastern Randolph bashed visiting Asheboro 69-7 in Friday night’s non-conference football game The Wildcats improved to 1-1 to maintain dominance in the series under veteran coach Burton Cates. Eastern Randolph scored 28 points in each of the first and second quarters to build a 56-0 lead by halftime. Stratton Barwick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Nicah Taylor returned an interception for a touchdown, marking one of the three pick-offs…
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Prep Football: Randleman blanks Asheboro in opener; PG rolls; SWR, Trinity score big

Prep Football: Randleman blanks Asheboro in opener; PG rolls; SWR, Trinity score big

Randleman’s Anthony Santos tries to pull away from Asheboro’s Julian Faz on Friday night. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Randleman clicked better in the second half of a 24-0 season-opening victory Friday night at Asheboro. The Blue Comets never got into a groove. Those factors allowed the Tigers to avenge last year’s season-opening loss. “They had to live with last year’s score all year,” Randleman coach Shane Timmons said of his players. Even as they wasted a few chances until late in the first half, there were reasons for the Tigers to be pleased. “They kind of got the butterflies…
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Randleman must start season minus standout Dobias

Randleman must start season minus standout Dobias

Randleman’s Thomas Dobias won’t be on the field at the start of the season after knee surgery. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) Surgery means Tigers linebacker / running back will miss at least a month RANDLEMAN – Randleman junior Thomas Dobias, considered one of the top football players in Randolph County, underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus Thursday. He’s expected to play this season for the Tigers after missing four to six weeks. “I should be back for the start of conference play,” said Dobias, who plays linebacker and running back. Randleman, which opens the season Friday night at Asheboro,…
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