High scoring first week for county football teams

Asheboro’s Hakemme Butler makes a jumping catch for the touchdown over Randleman’s Nick Connor in the f2nd quarter during the first game of the season at Randleman high school in Randleman, NC on August 20th, 2021. Asheboro’s win snaps Randleman’s 37 regular season win streak. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

ASHEBORO — Six of the county’s seven varsity football programs begin the second week of the season undefeated following a high-scoring opening week of high school football. Here’s a look at the game outcomes from the first week of the season.

Asheboro players and coaches give head coach Blake Brewer an ice bath after they beat Randleman 20-7 giving him his first win as a head coach. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Asheboro Blue Comets 20
Randleman Tigers 7

RANDLEMAN — The Blue Comets of Asheboro shocked the Randleman Tigers Friday night in the season opener for both teams. The in-county rivalry game, which was a non-conference game, pitted two teams coming off vastly different seasons last year. The Blue Comets were 0-7 last season while the Randleman Tigers played an undefeated regular season before bowing out of the state playoffs in the first round against St. Pauls. The Tigers entered the game with a regular season winning streak that spanned 37 games and dated back to 2017. The Tigers had roughed up the Blue Comets 43-7 slightly more than four months ago at Lee J. Stone Stadium during the COVID-altered 2020-2021 campaign.

This time the Blue Comets never trailed scoring 20 points while holding the Tigers, who were without several key starters due to injury, to just 7 points.  The Blue Comets will play their home opening Friday against in-county foe Eastern Randolph and Randleman will host its second-straight home game Friday at 7:30 against Central Davidson.


Eastern Alamance Eagles 6
Eastern Randolph Wildcats 34

RAMSEUR — The Eastern Randolph Wildcats jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead against the Eagles of Eastern Alamance and cruised to a 34-6 win in their non-conference home opener. The Wildcats will visit Lee J. Stone Stadium this week to face the Asheboro Blue Comets in a non-conference county rivalry game.


Wheatmore Warriors 34
West Davidson Dragons 13

LEXINGTON — Wheatmore High School opened its 2021 gridiron campaign on the road against the West Davidson Dragon. The Warriors of Wheatmore never trailed in the game after opening a 14-0 lead over the Dragons and ultimately winning 34-13. The Warriors will play their first home game this Friday against the East Davidson Golden Eagles who dropped their home opener to Providence Grove 42-0.


Providence Grove Patriots 42
East Davidson Golden Eagles 0

THOMASVILLE — The Providence Grove Patriots were on the road Friday for their season opener against East Davidson. The Patriots led wire to wire to take home the 42-0 non-conference win. The Patriots will again be on the road Friday with a 7:30 pm tilt against Southern Guilford.


Southwestern Randolph Seth Baxter points to were the play is going during their first day of football practice for the 2021 season at SWR in Asheboro, NC on August 2, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Southwestern Randolph Cougars 45
Jordan-Matthews Jets 0

SILER CITY — The Southwestern Randolph Cougars walloped the Jordan-Matthews Jets in the season opener for both teams. The Cougars led the entire game — which took two days to play due to lighting that halted the game in the second quarter Friday night. Southwest picked up where they left off when play resumed Saturday at high noon, scoring 26 more points and preserving the shutout. The Cougars will play their home opener at Ivey B. Luck Stadium Friday against the Rowdy Rebel Bulls of South Stanly at 7:30 pm.


Chatham Central Bears 12
Trinity Bulldogs 22

TRINITY — The Trinity Bulldogs opened their season with a 22-12 home win over Chatham Central. The Bulldogs will be on the road this Friday night to face Forbush High School in non-conference action.


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