STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: The comet moves east to Rowan.Bulls host SW Randolph
Released at 4:55 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2022
For Friday night’s high school varsity football game, North Stanley headed to Granite Quarry to take on the 3A East Rowan Mustangs.
North Stanley 30, East Rowan 14
The Comets scored points on the board from many places to complete a team record of 1-1 and a victory over the Mustangs.
BA Harris, who ran the kickoff for a touchdown against Redford last week, picked up a fumble in the first quarter of the game on Friday and returned it for a touchdown.
Gavin Covington then intercepted the pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown, putting North up 13–0 after missing a PAT.
A bad punt snap led to East Rowan’s (0-2) first touchdown of the game, but North answered. Cam Smith interrupted his run for a 25-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion put North North up 21–7.
With 1:47 left in the first half, the Mustangs cut the lead to seven with a touchdown.
After a scoreless third quarter, Jay Jackson had his own pick 6. The extra point put North back with his 14 points, 28-14.
North also added a safety with 2:51 remaining.
“We started off slow on offense,” said North Stanley head coach Scott Crisco. was big.”
“We are proud of our response in the fourth quarter.
The Comets will face former conference opponents North Rowan on tour on Friday night. North Rowan shut out South Rowan 57-0 and improved to 2-0 on the season.
SW Randolph 49, South Stanley 13
The Bulls fell 0-2 on the season as the visiting Cougars built an early lead and never trailed.
Cougars QB Easton Clapp found Adam Cole on the second offensive play of the game for a 32-yard touchdown pass. A 2-point conversion took our visitors 8-0.
The South got a first down on their first drive of the game, but then faked a punt on the next set of downs and turned the ball over.
Southwestern were in the air again when Clapp found Sean Adkins on a 16-yard TD pass.
After a three-and-out for South Stanley, Clapp found Cole a 23-yard touchdown pass in the middle of the field.
Cole and Asher Perkins added a rushing touchdown in the second quarter for the Cougars, and a Cole punt return for a touchdown gave the visitors a 42-point lead.
On the running clock in the second half, South Stanley got on the boards. Bulls quarterback Drew Guddy threw a perfect strike into the left corner of the end his zone past his two defenders in Ezra Pow who scored his TD on a 26-yard pass .
Southwestern Randolph added a 65-yard rushing touchdown from Clapp to make the score 49-6, but the South answered with a 6-yard TD pass from Gadi to Tristan Patterson.
South Stanley will host Carson (0-2) on Friday night. The Cougars lost to Mount Pleasant, where he lost 34-28.