Some exciting football in Rowan County Friday night led by a huge upset by East Rowan at West Rowan. The Mustangs smoked the Falcons at West 59-14, exploding for a 38-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, 45-0 at the half, and then coasting on to the win. Senior Quarterback Sam Wyrick passed for 186 yards and five touchdowns, three to his twin brother Seth, who broke the long standing school record for career receptions that had been set in 1970 by Johnny Yarborough. It was the first SPC loss for West Rowan and snapped their six game winning streak, putting them at 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the conference. East moved up to 4-4 overall, 3-3 in the conference and enhanced their playoff chances tremendously with the win. West heads to face first place Concord next week, while East hosts Ledford in a non-conference game that will have play by play coverage on Newsradio 1490 and 1490wstp.com.
In other games, Salisbury won its second straight Central Carolina’s Conference game, besting longtime foe Lexington 30-20. Halfback Antwond Glenn had a career nigh with 203 yards rushing on 22 carries with a 51 yard touchdown in the first quarter. Salisbury was able to overcome a strong performance by Lexington QB Devin Cross, who passed for 228 yards and three touchdown passes, while rushing for 95 more. It was the twelfth straight time that Salisbury has beaten Lexington. Salisbury improved to 3-5 overall, 2-0 in the CCC. Lexington is now 0-8 overall, 0-2 in the conference.
Carson battled first place and undefeated Concord hard, but fell short 35-26. It was a game featuring great running performances, with the Spiders, Rocky Reid, rushing for 227 yards and four touchdowns and Carson’s Darren Isom nearly matching him 221 yards and all four of the Cougars touchdowns. Concord led throughout the contest, and a couple of Carson turnovers were costly with a couple of fumbles inside the Concord ten. Carson dropped to 3-5 overall, 2-3 in the SPC. Concord is 8-0, 6-0 atop the South Piedmont Conference.
North Rowan walloped conference foe West Davidson 62-8. North led 41-0 at halftime after a 34 point second quarter. Jareke Chambers rushed for 111 yards even though his night was cut short early in the second half. Quarterback Alexis Archie had a couple of rushing touchdowns. North improved to 2-0 in the CCC, and 6-2 overall. West Davidson dropped to 0-2 in the CCC and 1-7 overall.
Central Cabarrus thumped South Rowan 21-0, West Forsyth built up a big lead, then held off Davie County 35-25, and Hough thrashed A.L. Brown 44-20. Other scores of interest had East Davidson surprising Thomasville 7-6 and Hickory Ridge routing Northwest Cabarrus 34-6.