Stanly Football Notebook: Three teams lose on the road
In Stanly high school football games on the road Friday night, North Stanly, West Stanly and South Stanly suffered non-conference losses to open the season.
East Rowan 27, North Stanly 21
The Comets opened the season suffering a six-point loss to the Mustangs, the first season opening loss for a North team since the 2012 season.
D.J. Rhone and Garrett Clark each caught touchdown passes from Bailey Baker while Cameron Davis scored a rushing touchdown, his 69th as a Comet. He is 12 TDs away from tying the school record of 81 by Antonio Williams.
North has a bye this week and returns to action Aug. 31 at West Stanly.
East Rutherford 34, South Stanly 14
The Bulls made the two-hour trip to Forest City, suffering a 20-point loss to the Cavaliers.
Tori Colson had one of South’s touchdowns in the game on a 90-yard kickoff return.
The other score came on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Justin Gaddy to Tony Loftin.
Marcus Green led the Bulls with just under 100 yards rushing on the game.
Defensively, South’s Jitavis Huntley forced a fumble recovered by Rodney Hammond.
South’s game wrapped up just before 11 p.m. after starting at 7:45 in the evening. East Rutherford (1-0) had nearly 100 yards in penalties.
Northwest Cabarrus 52, West Stanly 6
The Colts went on the road to Concord Friday night and suffered the team’s second straight loss to open a season, losing to the Trojans.
The 46-point margin of defeat was the team’s second-worst ever to start a season. In 1974, South Stanly beat West 80-0 to open the season.
Senior running back Hunter Stoker helped West avoid the shutout with a three-yard TD run with 4:15 left in the fourth quarter.
The Colts host Albemarle this Friday night.
Sports Editor’s Note: Jesse Deal contributed to this story. His story on Friday’s game will appear in the Tuesday print edition.