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Comets football sets record on Homecoming Night

From the opening drive Friday night at R. N. Jeffery Stadium, the North Stanly football squad dominated on both sides of the game against visiting Chatham Central.

The Comets posted the biggest margin of victory in the school’s history, limited the Bears to -13 net total yards and scored early and often in a 74-0 blowout win.

Friday’s 74-point margin of victory was the team’s largest all-time and the Comets’ point total came one short of the school’s record for most points scored in a game.

North’s defense produced points as well as Dylan Eudy and Stephan Harris both returned picks for touchdowns. The Comets also has a safety late in the first half against Chatham Central (0-7, 0-2 YVC).

“We came in knowing (Chatham) passed a lot. We saw their opponents had not (had) a lot of defensive-line pressure. We came in knowing we needed to do that,” Eudy said.

North Stanly (2-4, 1-0) racked up 418 yards of offense getting 201 rushing yards and 4 TDs from Christian Barber.

The junior credited the offensive line’s efforts saying there is nothing much a team can do with the line is playing that well.

Quarterback Luke Shaver passed for 72 yards including a touchdown pass to Karee Dykes. Dykes also added two rushing touchdowns.

North scored in every manner possible including a 41-yard punt return for a touchdown from Cooper Hogan and a 36-yard field goal from Dawson Hunt, his first of the season.

The Comets continue conference play Friday at South Davidson (0-6, 0-1) who lost at South stokes, 47-33.

Comets head coach Scott Crisco said the team is approaching the conference games as a new season.

“(There are) two halves of the season. We played a preseason with some tough non-conference games. We’re in defense mode of our conference title,” Crisco said.

“It’s a whole new season for us. It’s 0-0 going into conference and sets the whole tone for the rest of the season,” Barber said.

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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