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Prep Football: Cougars clobber Asheboro; Wildcats roll in non-league finale

Prep Football: Cougars clobber Asheboro; Wildcats roll in non-league finale

Asheboro’s Markell Graham is pursued by Southwestern Randolph’s Danny Jackson and Caleb Shelton, far right, during Friday night’s game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Southwestern Randolph scored on the first snap of the game and went on to drub visiting Asheboro 40-2 on Friday night. Adam Cole took a short pass from Easton Clapp and burst 64 yards for a touchdown for the first points. “It was open,” Southwestern Randolph coach Seth Baxter said. “I think our wide receivers did a tremendous job of blocking on that play.” Southwestern Randolph (4-1) heads into Piedmont Athletic Conference play on a two-game…
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Blue Comets enter win column, but Providence Grove suffers first loss

Blue Comets enter win column, but Providence Grove suffers first loss

TRINITY – Every team in Randolph County has at least one victory after Friday night’s results. There also is no longer an undefeated team among the seven football-playing schools in the county. Asheboro entered the win column by securing an 18-13 road victory at Wheatmore. The Blue Comets (1-3) won for the first time since August 2021, snapping a 12-game losing streak. Josh Meadows scored on a 2-yard run with about four minutes to play for the winning points. Michael Brady scored a first-half touchdown for Asheboro. Kai Matthews ran 18 yards for the Blue Comets’ second touchdown. Wheatmore is…
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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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Southwestern Randolph Cougars find more roles for Clapp

Southwestern Randolph Cougars find more roles for Clapp

Even in a new position, Easton Clapp should have ample chances to carry the ball for Southwestern Randolph. (File photo) After record season, Southwestern Randolph seeks to keep it going ASHEBORO – Trying to follow the best season in school history, Southwestern Randolph has moved one of its best players to another position. Makes good sense to the Cougars. They enter this season with Easton Clapp, the hard-running ball carrier, taking snaps at quarterback. Don’t worry, his mentality hasn’t changed. “I knew I was going to have to play quarterback this year,” said Clapp, who had been a running back.…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lane Dalke

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lane Dalke

Southwestern Randolph  |  baseball, football Dalke, a senior, wrapped up his high school career by leading the Cougars with 20 runs batted in. He homered twice to lead the team in that category while playing in all 25 games. In the field, Dalke was a third baseman and catcher. He played primarily behind the plate when an injury on the team necessitated that versatility. Dalke was a linebacker for the school’s eight-win football team. He received All-Piedmont Athletic Conference honors for his role as one of the key contributors to the defense. 
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