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Comets blaze past Chatham Central, 66-0

Scott Crisco took over as the North Stanly head football coach in the 2015 season. Since that season, the Comets had posted six defensive shutouts.

Included in those results was one team the Comets have dominated in the season series, the Chatham Central Bears. The Comet were 9-0 lifetime heading into Friday’s game in Bear Creek.

North added another similar chapter on Friday with a 66-0 blowout win over the Bears.

The Comets’ defense dominated Chatham Central (0-6, 0-2 YVC) allowing 58 total yards of offense in the game. Chatham’s Michael Moore and Logan Staley were a combined 4-of-15 for 18 yards, including one interception thrown to North’s Cooper Hogan. North Stanly (4-2, 2-0) recorded four sacks in the game, two from Kevon McRae along with individual sacks from Wes Reynolds and Carter Terry.

Dylan Eudy led North with four solo tackles and two assists while Drew Little had three solo tackles and three assists, including one tackle for a loss. Senior C.J. Clark also had three tackles and three assists.

Cameron Davis crept closer to the school’s rushing touchdown record, scoring twice on the ground for North Stanly.  He now has 78 career touchdowns on the ground, three short of Antonio Williams’ record of 81. Davis also finished with 108 yards on six carries, his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season.

On the ground, the Comets put up big numbers. On 19 carries, North rushed for 367 yards, averaging 19.3 yards per carry. Christian Barber added 73 yards on four carries with two touchdowns, while senior D.J. Rhone had 72 yards on two carries including a 64-yard touchdown run. Rhone also added an 87-yard kickoff return for a score, while Garrett Clark and L.J. Rush also had rushing touchdowns.

North quarterback Bailey Baker completed five passes in nine attempts for 118 yards and a touchdown. Rush caught two of those attempts for 68 yards, including a touchdown reception. Clark, Reynolds and Colby Russell also caught passes.

On special teams, Addison Cord had 10 touchbacks on 11 kickoffs and was 9-for-9 on extra points while also kicking a 35-yard field goal.

The Comets return home Friday for homecoming festivities and host the South Davidson Wildcats (1-5, 0-2). The Wildcats lost to West Montgomery last week, 43-12.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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