Prep Football Roundup: Wildcats complete unbeaten regular season with blanking of Randleman

Na’heim Lilly runs for a touchdown during Eastern Randolph’s road victory at Randleman on Friday night. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

ASHEBORO — Eastern Randolph completed an undefeated regular season by whipping host Randleman 46-0 on Friday night.

The Wildcats (9-0 overall, 5-0 Piedmont Athletic Conference) received four touchdowns from Na’heim Lilly and two touchdowns from Elias Alston in securing the outright league title.

Eastern Randolph coach Burton Cates walks on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against Randleman during the final regular-season game at Randleman on October 29, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Lilly’s 34-yard run opened the scoring in the first quarter. He added a 2-yard run in the second quarter. He finished with 174 rushing yards on 20 carries.

Alston caught two touchdown passes from Stratton Barwick, the latter on a 52-yard play.

The Wildcats have posted shutouts in back-to-back games.

Randleman’s Errvod Cassady rushes for a first down against Eastern Randolph during the final regular-season game at Randleman on October 29, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Randleman (4-6, 2-3), which lost three of its last four games, was limited to 136 yards of total offense.

The Tigers had won the past three meetings with Eastern Randolph.

Providence Grove 66, Wheatmore 12: At Trinity, Luke Thomas threw for three touchdowns as Providence Grove won its third game in a row to complete the regular season.

The Patriots (8-2, 4-1) will be the top seed out of the PAC for the Class 2-A state bracket because Eastern Randolph is a Class 1-A team.

Zane Cheek and Caleb Rogers both scored two touchdowns for the Patriots. Zander Cheek, Zach Lohr and Lemuel Coltrane all caught touchdown passes. Chase Whitaker and Logan Fox had touchdowns on interception returns.

Providence Grove led 35-0 in the second quarter.

Wheatmore (3-6, 0-5) received touchdowns from Reece Linton and Perry Welch.

Southwestern Randolph 53, Trinity 6: At Asheboro, Easton Clapp scored three touchdowns and had a big game on defense as Southwestern Randolph capped the best regular season in school history with a home romp.

The Cougars (8-2, 3-2) ended up in third place in the PAC.

Clapp scored on runs of 40, 33 and 20 yards as part of gaining 127 rushing yards. He also intercepted two passes and made a tackle for a safety. He was credited with 10 tackles.

Teammate Adam Cole compiled 107 yards of total offense, scoring on runs of 7 and 5 yards. Keaton Reed, who threw for a touchdown and ran for a touchdown, passed for 150 yards. Bryson Reid made a touchdown catch.

Trinity (4-6, 1-4) finished the season on a three-game losing streak.

Montgomery Central 32, Asheboro 14: Wednesday night at Troy, Asheboro ended its season with a road loss and its ninth straight defeat overall.

The Blue Comets (1-9, 0-5 Mid-Piedmont Conference) won their opener at Randleman but never repeated that kind of result.

Asheboro scored on a Charles Perry run and on Tyshaun Goldston’s touchdown catch on a pass from Khyland Hadley-Lindsay in the finale.

Montgomery Central (1-8, 1-4) snapped a 12-game losing streak.

 

By Moore County Staff

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