Senior quarterback Carson Morton had both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown as West Stanly improved to 2-0 with an 18-6 win over cross-county rival Albemarle (0-2). West used a dominant offensive line to generate 283 yards on the ground, led by senior running backs Shane Mecimore (127 yards) and Matthew Parker (69 yards).
West will hit the road this week to face former Rocky River Conference rival Mount Pleasant (2-0), which is now playing in the Yadkin Valley Conference. The Tigers have notched wins over Central Cabarrus (35-14) and Carson (34-28) this season.
The Bulldogs will aim to get their first win of the year as they travel to Black Mountain to square off with Owen (0-1) on Friday. In their first game of the season, the Warhorses lost 57-15 to Crest.
North Stanly 30, East Rowan 14
The Comets scored three defensive touchdowns and earned their first victory of the season, rolling past East Rowan of the South Piedmont Conference 30-14 on Friday for a road victory.
B.A. Harris recovered a fumble and took it to the end zone, and both Gavyn Covington and Jay Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns for North (1-1).
North Stanly junior quarterback Chance Blake completed just five of 13 passes, but a solid running attack — led by running back Cameron Smith’s 108 yards and a touchdown on nine carries — propelled the Comets’ offense.
North Stanly travels to North Rowan (2-0), which is coming off a 57-0 shutout over South Rowan, on Friday.
Southwestern Randolph 49, South Stanly 13
South Stanly was handed a 49-13 loss at home to Southwestern Randolph on Friday.
The Bulls (0-2) struggled on both sides of the ball and trailed 42-0 at halftime.
Cougars quarterback Easton Clapp and running back Adam Cole carried Southwestern Randolph (2-0), while Bulls quarterback Drew Gaddy threw a pair of touchdown passes — one to Ezra Powe and one to Tristan Patterson — late in the game for South Stanly’s two scores.
South is set to host another set of Cougars — the Carson Cougars (0-2) — on Friday night and hopes to right the ship before the start of conference play. In their two games this season, Carson has lost 34-28 to Mount Pleasant and was shut out 30-0 by Statesville.