East Rowan Quarterback, Sam Wyrick shared top NCHSAA Athlete of the week for his performance in last Friday’s Playoff game victory over Morganton Freedom. Wyrick threw five touchdown passes and rushed for two in the 50-49 win that also included three two point conversions. Wyrick also threw the winning two point conversion TD pass to brother Seth Wyrick. He was 23-32 for 355 yards and brother Seth had 250 receiving yards on nine catches and four touchdowns.
East this week goes on to play at West Henderson in their second round 3A West playoff game. In other games involving Rowan County teams in the Playoffs, West Rowan travels to Top Seed and undefeated Shelby Crest, Salisbury heads to 2A West top seed Black Mountain Owen in the 2A West, and North Rowan goes on the road to face Mt. Pleasant. Newsradio 1490 and 1490wstp.com will broadcast play by play coverage of the North Rowan game Friday night, starting pregame at 6:35PM that previews all of the county playoff games. Howard Platt and Wilson Cherry will have all the coverage. Kickoffs are all at 7:30PM.