East Rowan had another impressive Playoff win, but the rest of the Rowan County High School teams all had their seasons end Friday night. East Rowan. The Mustangs built up a 27-7 lead, but had to hold off a furious second half rally from the West Henderson host team and were able to hold on to a 27-21 win. The Wyrick twin brothers, Sam and Seth teamed up for the first touchdown, a 38 yard scoring pass from Sam to Seth, then a seven yard run for a score by running back, Max Wall. After a 51 yard TD run for West Henderson’s Cody Jackson cut the score to 12-7, East would add to their lead up to 27-7 on a 70 yard drive capped by Sam Wyrick’s one yard TD run and then Wall ran in for a second touchdown to up the lead to 27-7 before the rally that fell just short. East travels to Belmont South Point next Friday for a third round game. South Point, a sixth seed, upset SPC Champion and previously undefeated Concord 37-21 Friday night.
In other games involving Rowan County teams, North Rowan was completely overwhelmed by Mount Pleasant 42-14, as Tiger running back Cody Reese had 330 yards and five touchdowns in the first half on the ground in building up a 35-14 lead and wound up with 389 yards, sitting out most of the fourth quarter. North wound up 10-3 for the season. Top Seeded Shelby Crest thwarted West Rowan 28-7, as Tre Harbison had 189 yards and four touchdowns for Crest. And Black Mountain Owen crushed Salisbury 56-7, with Owen’s Jager Gardner rushing for 226 yards. Owen hosts Mount Pleasant in the third round. Salisbury wound up 6-7 for the season.