Golden Eagles soar to 2-0 start
The East Davidson Golden Eagles wasted no time making a statement Friday in their game against Providence Grove.
Nathan Campbell caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Austin Wallace to conclude a seven-play, 72-yard opening drive for the Eagles. That was the first of five touchdowns on the night, and East dispatched the Patriots easily, 36-3.
“They’ve got a very young football team. We’ve got a veteran team,” said East coach Vance Hanner. “Our conditioning was a big difference in the second half. That has been our focus the last couple weeks, conditioning, so we can wear teams down.”
Wallace — who finished with 109 passing yards — was 2 for 3 on his first possession and hooked up with Michael Ramos for a 30-yard strike to set up the score. Campbell added the 2-point conversion to put East up 8-0 just two minutes into the game.
Bryce Bolen finished the contest with 14 carries for 98 yards, while his backfield partner Ramos had 12 carries, 123 yards and a pair of scores. Even Wallace got in on the ground game, scoring on a 7-yard TD run.
East (2-0) visits Central Davidson on Friday night.
— DANIEL KENNEDY
THE THOMASVILLE TIMES
BULLDOGS STUFF GRANITE BEARS
THOMASVILLE — Add another classic chapter to the Thomasville-Mount Airy rivalry.
Ike Marsh’s touchdown run with 5:47 left in the game propelled the Thomasville Bulldogs to a thrilling 14-7 victory over the Granite Bears Friday night at Cushwa Stadium.
“Every time we play Mount Airy it’s a battle to the very end,” Thomasville assistant coach Dickie Cline said. “We’re happy to come away with the win.”
Marsh touched the ball 10 times on Thomasville’s game-winning drive, capping the march with a 1-yard plunge for the clinching score.
Thomasville (1-1) plays High Point Central at Simeon Stadium on Friday night.
— ELIOT DUKE
THE THOMASVILLE TIMES
DUDLEY 34, RAGSDALE 7
JAMESTOWN — Dudley turned back Ragsdale 34-7 on Friday night.
The Tigers (0-2) play host to Northeast Guilford on Friday.
GRIMSLEY 32, SOUTHERN GUILFORD 0
GREENSBORO — Grimsley topped Southern Guilford 32-0 on Friday night.
The Storm (0-2) plays host to Southeast Guilford on Friday night.
CENTRAL DAVIDSON 36, WHEATMORE 7
LEXINGTON — Central Davidson defeated Wheatmore 36-7 on Friday night.
The Warriors (0-2) entertain Southwestern Randolph on Friday.
WEST FORSYTH 43, GLENN 13
CLEMMONS — West Forsyth downed Glenn 43-13 on Friday night.
The Bobcats (1-1) play host to Reagan on Friday.