North Stanly’s offense remained formidable in a 42-12 victory last Friday at South Stanly.
The Comets (6-2, 2-0 YVC), who came into the game averaging more than 30 points per game, now sit atop the Yadkin Valley Conference standings in both overall and conference wins after winning three games in a row.
Coming off his NCHSAA Performance of the Week showing in North’s 57-20 win a week ago, running back Jay Jackson had another explosive performance with 205 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior now has 1,273 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.
Running backs Aden Allsbrook and Elijah Bryant each added a touchdown run, while quarterback Chance Blake finished with 200 passing yards on 10-of-15 passing with touchdown throws to Jordan Stewart and Conner Lupole.
North next travels to Mount Pleasant on Friday to face the Tigers (5-3, 2-1 YVC) with a chance to post its highest win total since 2019.
The Rowdy Rebel Bulls (4-4, 1-2 YVC) dropped to .500 overall and hit the road to challenge Lake Norman (5-3, 0-0 South Piedmont) in a nonconference matchup.
West Stanly 24, Parkwood 12
Recovering from last week’s blowout loss to Forest Hills, the Colts bounced back with a 24-12 road win over Parkwood.
West (5-3, 2-1 Rocky River Conference) led 16-6 at halftime and held off the Wolf Pack (1-7, 0-3 RRC) to move above .500 in conference play.
Running back Rene Salazar rushed 33 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Jett Thomas also added a rushing touchdown.
The Colts will host Anson (4-4, 2-1 RRC), who defeated West 35-14 last season.
Albemarle 26, Mount Pleasant 21
After four consecutive losses to start the season, Albemarle has won three of its past four following a 26-21 home win over Mount Pleasant.
The Bulldogs (3-5, 1-1 YVC) entered the fourth quarter down 14-12 but got touchdowns from Kaine McClendon (team-high 115 yards) and Malik Watkins (87 yards) to push ahead.
An interception from Ja’Zyion Geiger with 1:35 remaining ended the Tigers’ comeback bid and gave Albemarle its third win of the season.
The Bulldogs will now host Union Academy (1-7, 0-2 YVC), losers of five straight.