Villains roll past Warriors
KERNERSVILLE — A strong first half helped lift Bishop McGuinness to a 42-0 win against visiting Wheatmore on Friday night in Villains Stadium.
The Villains (3-1) scored on four of their five first-half possessions — including all three in the second quarter — in building a 28-0 halftime lead. They outgained the Warriors (0-4) in total yards 268-12.
Greg Salomon rushed for 101 yards and two TDs — all in the first half — to lead Bishop. Joe McNamara added 79 yards rushing and grabbed two TD catches — including a 25-yard TD catch from Andrew Rowley in the second quarter.
The Villains began the game with a 10-play, 70-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard plunge by Salomon to lead 7-0 with 7:11 left in the first. After the teams exchanged fumbles, Bishop moved the ball inside the 25 to close the quarter.
On the first play of the second, Rowley hit McNamara for a 25-yard strike, placing the ball perfectly beyond the reach of the two Wheatmore defenders. Salomon added a 4-yard TD, and Rowley scored from 12 yards to close the half.
The Warriors, who’ve fought injuries at key positions, struggled in the opening 24 minutes, running just 12 offensive plays and laboring to contain Bishop’s deceptive single-wing offense. They were led by Hunter Sheets with 33 yards rushing.
The Villains added second-half scores on Rowley’s 54-yard pass to McNamara and Kable Young’s 2-yard run.
Next week, Bishop travels to South Stokes, while Wheatmore is at home against East Davidson.
Bishop 42, Wheatmore 0
Wheatmore 0 0 0 0 — 0
Bishop 7 21 14 x — 42
BM — Greg Salomon 1 run (Logan Howard kick), 7:11 first
BM — Joe McNamara 25 pass from Andrew Rowley (Howard kick), 11:50 second
BM — Salomon 4 run (Howard kick), 6:32 second
BM — Rowley 12 run (Howard kick), :43 second
BM — McNamara 54 pass from Rowley (Howard kick), 9:36 third
BM — Kable Young 2 run (Howard kick), :57 third
BISON IMPROVE TO 4-0
HIGH POINT — High Point Central broke open a close game with four unanswered touchdowns in the second and third quarters en route to a 42-27 win over Greensboro Grimsley on Friday night at Simeon Stadium.
Quarterback Jamiel Mack passed for 187 yards and two TDS for the Bison (4-0) and added 138 yards rushing with two scores. The Whirlies fell to 2-2.
— GREER SMITH
ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER
LEDFORD SQUEAKS BY EAST
THOMASVILLE — East Davidson and Ledford staged yet another thriller.
When the final horn sounded, the Panthers were the last team standing in a defensive slugfest at East Davidson Community Stadium. George Melvin turned in a 100-yard rushing performance to give Ledford a 13-10 victory, handing the Golden Eagles their first loss of the season.
Melvin led the Panthers (3-1) with 17 carries and 122 yards rushing.
Austin Wallace completed 11 of 19 passes for 122 yards and a 5-yard TD to Michael Ramos for the Golden Eagles (3-1).
— DANIEL KENNEDY
THE THOMASVILLE TIMES
GLENN BOOTS REYNOLDS AS TIME EXPIRES
WINSTON-SALEM — Matthew Murray kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired to lift Glenn to a thrilling 17-14 victory over R.J. Reynolds at Deaton-Thompson Stadium on Friday night.
The Demons rallied to tie the score with 4:41 to play. The Bobcats answered with a 14-play drive culminating in Murray’s game-winning kick.
Glenn improved to 2-2. Reynolds fell to 0-4.
— STEVE HANF
SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE
MACK DRIVES SW GUILFORD PAST WESTERN
HIGH POINT — Rick Mack powered for five touchdowns as Southwest Guilford outlasted Western Guilford 49-42 late Friday night.
Mack caught eight passes for 83 yards and two TDs for the Cowboys (2-2) and rushed five times for 137 yards and three scores.
Justin Hensley completed 12 of 18 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns with one interception for Southwest. Hensley also recorded an interception on defense late in the fourth quarter to help seal the deal.
Mack’s TD runs covered 13, 62 and 47 yards. He hauled in touchdown passes of 8 and 9 yards.
Also for Southwest, Jeremiah Brown caught three passes for 78 yards and TDs of 55 and 23 yards.
Landon Cheviron made 7 of 7 PATs for the Cowboys, who led 42-28 after three quarters and 49-35 late in the fourth.
Southwest plays host to Southern Alamance for homecoming on Friday night.
UNION PINES TURNS BACK TRINITY
CAMERON — Trinity’s undefeated run ended with a hard-fought 31-22 loss at Union Pines late Friday night.
Aaron Cox completed 17 of 20 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for a score for the Bulldogs (3-1). Austin Sexton recorded five catches for 48 yards and a TD for Trinity. Sexton also registered one sack and one tackle for loss.
Justin McCall had seven solo tackles and blocked two kicks for the Bulldogs, while Jax Gregory finished with six solo tackles, six assists, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. Austin Hyler had four solo tackles, four assists, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Bulldogs, while Jordan Johnson had three tackles for loss.
Trinity entertains West Davidson on Friday night.
GALLASPY POWERS STORM
RAMSEUR — Reggie Gallaspy rushed 37 times for 220 yards and scored from 40 and 2 yards out as Southern Guilford stopped Eastern Randolph 14-3.
The Storm (1-3) plays host to Smith on Friday night.