West Stanly tops Albemarle in 2OT road win

The Colts started the season 3-0 for the second consecutive year

West Stanly quarterback Jett Thomas connected with tight end Austin Eudy in the end zone on the first play of double overtime to give the Colts a 20-12 road win over Albemarle in a Friday night thriller. 

West is now 3-0 to start the season for the second straight year, while Albemarle fell to 0-3 on the year.  

The Colts were led in the game by assistant coach Charles Edwards, who was filling for coach Brett Morton due to a health-related issue. 

West jumped to a 12-0 lead in the second quarter after senior fullback Caleb Bumgarner powered up the middle on a 1-yard score.  

The Bulldogs climbed back into the game and forced overtime. But Albemarle missed a go-ahead field goal in OT before giving the ball back to the Colts. 

West, 3-0 last season before closing its season with seven consecutive losses, will look to improve to 4-0 when they host North Stanly (2-1) on Friday. 

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, will host Anson (0-3). 

Western Alamance 32, North Stanly 21 

While North Stanly started its first season under coach Chad Little with two hard-fought wins, the Comets suffered their first defeat of the year with a 32-21 loss at Western Alamance Warriors (2-1) over the weekend. 

The Comets (2-1) held a 15-7 lead at halftime, but the Warriors (2-1) responded with 15 unanswered points in the third quarter and padded their lead in the fourth. 

North has scored and allowed 75 points through three games. 

The Comets will look to get back in the win column on Friday when they travel to Red Cross for a matchup against unbeaten West Stanly. North earned a 24-21 home win over the Colts last season. 

Lexington 45, South Stanly 6 

A week after South Stanly snapped its 12-game losing streak and gave first-year coach Terry Shankle his first win with the school, the Rebel Bulls (1-2) came back down to earth with a 45-6 road loss to Lexington. 

The Yellow Jackets (2-1) scored the game’s first 45 points, with the Bulls getting on the scoreboard with a late touchdown. 

South travels this week to South Davidson to challenge the Wildcats (3-0), who have outscored their opponents 131-13 so far this season. It is the Bulls’ penultimate nonconference game before beginning Yadkin Valley Conference play.