Salisbury had the night off, but all of the other Rowan County teams saw action Friday night. North Rowan held on in a defensvie struggle, beating Forest Hills 14-12 in Spencer. The Cavaliers came into the game a bit banged up and had more injuries as the game went on, but were able to survive against a tough physical Forest Hills squad. North took a 7-0 lead at halftime and then led 14-0 on a couple of scores by Jareke Chambers, a nine yard touchdown run and a 30 yard pass reception. But Forest Hills bounced back with a pair of TD runs by their quarterback, Zaccheus Rorie, but were able to stop the conversions and that wound up being the difference. North improved its record to 4-2 overall, and takes an off week next week.
West Rowan had to depend on their special teams to get past stubborn South Rowan 21-13 in Landis. A 6-6 tie at halftime, they had a 13-6 lead when L.J. Robinson made the play of the night with a blocked punt that he turned into a touchdown, recovering the ball in the South endzone. Harrison Baucom rushed for 153 yards on 26 carries.
Concord downed visiting East Rowan 29-12, spoiling the return to Concord of Kenneth McClamrock, the first year head coach of East. McClamrock worked many years at Concord as an assistant for their head coach, Glenn Padgett. East hung tough for awhile, down 14-6 at halftime, but was unable to get over the hump of the first place Spiders. QB Sam Wyrick did connect on a 66 yard touchdown pass to brother Seth for one of the Mustang scores.
Mt. Pleasant roared past host Carson 31-15, mounting up 31 yards of offense, all but 69 on the ground. Mt. Pleasant running back, Cody Reece rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Carson’s Brandon Sloop had 143 yards and his ninth touchdown of the season, but the Tigers were in control throughout.
Also Kannapolis rolled past North Mecklenburg 33-12 and Reagan crushed Davie County 58-31.
This coming Friday night the feature game on Newsradio 1490 will have West Rowan hosting Carson. That game can also be heard on 1490wstp.com. Howard Platt and Wilson Cherry will have the play by play coverage, starting with the County Rundown at 6:35PM.