Red Raiders trample Greyhounds
T.W. Andrews did exactly what it needed to do early.
The Red Raiders scored 28 points within the five and a half minutes of the game — including touchdowns on their first two offensive plays — and steamrolled visiting North Surry 55-3 on Friday night at A.J. Simeon Stadium.
Marquell Cartwright starred in the first half, carrying just four times for 149 yards and three TDs — including scoring runs of 51 yards and 78 yards. Lamar Raynard also shined at quarterback, hitting 3 of 5 passes for 78 yards and two TDs.
The Red Raiders (4-1), who scored 169 points combined in their three previous games, gained the advantage on the first offensive play, as Cartwright ran around the right side for a 51-yard TD just 20 seconds into the game.
After a three-and-out by the Greyhounds (2-4), Raynard found Justin Lea over the top for a 44-yard TD. Carlos Manning then intercepted a pass on the ensuing North Surry drive and returned it 41 yards for a 21-0 lead.
Following a North Surry fumble, Andrews drove 39 yards on four plays, capped by an 11-yard TD run by Cartwright straight up the middle, to lead 28-0 with 6:41 left in the first quarter.
Cartwright scored again on 78-yarder early in the second, as did Rontei Wilkes on a 27-yard run and Daquan Wade on a 23-yard slant from Raynard to give the Red Raiders a 49-0 lead into halftime. Wade added a 2-yard run in the fourth.
Caleb Ramey hit a 27-yard field goal with three minutes left for the Greyhounds, who were led by Dakota Goss with 45 yards rushing. Andrews finished with 404 total yards (326 rushing, 78 passing), while North Surry had 127 (93 rushing, 34 passing).
Both teams are off next week before opening conference play the following week. Andrews will be at Providence Grove on Oct. 11.
Andrews 55, North Surry 3
NS 0 0 0 3 — 3
TWA 28 21 0 6 — 55
TWA — Cartwright 51 run (Rucker kick), 11:40 first
TWA — Lea 44 pass from Raynard (Rucker kick), 9:54 first
TWA — Manning 41 INT return (Rucker kick), 8:57 first
TWA — Cartwright 11 run (Rucker kick), 6:41 first
TWA — Cartwright 78 run (Rucker kick), 9:29 second
TWA — Wilkes 27 run (Rucker kick), 7:28 second
TWA — Wade 23 pass from Raynard (Rucker kick), 2:48 second
TWA — Wade 2 run (Rucker kick), 11:00 third
NS — Ramey 27 FG, 3:00 fourth
PAGE STUNS HP CENTRAL, 34-33
GREENSBORO — Kicking game woes spelled doom for High Point Central on Friday night.
Greensboro Page turned three blocked punts into touchdowns, the last coming with 1:29 to play, as the Pirates rallied for a 34-33 victory at Marion Kirby Stadium.
The Pirate comeback offset several long Bison scoring plays, including punt-return touchdowns of 80 and 65 yards by Germaine Pratt.
Central (4-2) enjoys an open date this Friday night.
— GREER SMITH
Enterprise sports writer
BISHOP FALLS TO EASTERN RANDOLPH
KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGinness dropped its second game of the season Friday night to Eastern Randolph, 21-0.
The Villains held the Wildcats to three scoreless quarters, but allowed three consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter.
Junior quarterback Andrew Rowley threw for 70 yards on 6 of 18 passing and ran for 62 yards to lead the way for Bishop (4-2, 0-0)
The Villains are open next week before beginning conference play on October 11 against Mt. Airy.
At half time, the Bishop girls basketball team was honored for its eighth consecutive state championship, a North Carolina State record.
RANDLEMAN TOPS THOMASVILLE IN OT
THOMASVILLE — Randleman’s Allen Goslen kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime, sending Thomasville to its third loss in row. The Bulldogs won the toss in overtime but, as they did for much of the game, failed to do anything with the ball, giving the Tigers a chance to sneak out of Cushwa Stadium with a 10-7 win.
Thomasville’s nonexistent offense failed to pick up a first down until the final minute of the opening half.
The Tigers drove 65 yards in 13 plays, scoring on Spencer Hamilton’s one-yard plow into the end zone. A pass interference penalty on Malik Johnson in the end zone on fourth down and 1 from the 5 kept the drive alive. Hamilton’s score came on fourth and goal from the one with 8:25 remaining in the second quarter.
Thomasville regrouped at halftime and put together its best drive of the game to open the second half. The Bullldogs marched 80 yards, mixing in a few well-time passes with a finally effective rushing attack. Senior Denoris Payne tied the game with a 10-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter.
— ELIOT DUKE
The Thomasville Times
NORTH FORSYTH HOLDS OFF SOUTHERN
GREENSBORO — North Forsyth built a 9-0 halftime lead and edged Southern Guilford 9-7 on Friday night.
Reggie Gallaspy tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Williams in the fourth quarter for the Storm (2-4), who play at Western Guilford on Friday night.