STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Colts travel to Forest Hills; Bulldogs host Mount Pleasant

Published 2:32 am Saturday, October 16, 2021

In Stanly varsity games Friday night, Albemarle hosted Mount Pleasant in a Yadkin Valley Conference game while West Stanly went on the road for a Rocky River Conference matchup with Forest Hills.

Mount Pleasant 42, Albemarle 0

Playing this match-up for the first time since the 2012 season, the Tigers (6-2, 3-0 YVC) earned just the ninth win in 28 games against the Bulldogs with the shutout.

It was Albemarle’s fourth time being shutout this season, dropping the Bulldogs to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Mount got five rushing touchdowns from four players, finishing with 210 yards on 37 carries. Quarterback Lawson little rushed for a touchdown and went 6-of-12 through the air for 37 yards including a passing TD to Davis Neal.

The Tigers’ defense also picked off Albemarle four times in the game and recovered two fumbles.

Albemarle hosts Union Academy Friday night with the chance to earn the 1A playoff seed from the YVC with a victory.

Forest Hills 31, West Stanly 16

The Colts saw a three-game win streak versus the Jackets end Friday night in a 31-16 road loss.

Friday’s defeat was the fourth in a row this season for West after opening the season with back-to-back wins.

West (2-4, 0-2 RRC) started the game well, recovering a fumble on Forest Hills’ opening drive. The Colts then drove down and Shane Mecimore scored from seven yards out to put the Colts up 7-0.

A 22-yard touchdown run tied the game minutes later, then the Jackets recovered a fumble and took the lead late in the opening quarter, 14-7, on a 12-yard quarterback bootleg.

Forest Hills led 21-7 in the second period before West answered. Jacob Lisk hauled in a Carson Morton pass for a 17-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good, leaving the Colts trailing 21-13.

Jaime Jaramillo added a 33-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the first half to pull West with five points, 21-16.

The Jackets kept West off the board in the second half while adding to the lead with a nine-yard touchdown and a 27-yard field goal, all coming in the third quarter.

West returns home for the final two weeks of the season, hosting Monroe (4-1, 2-0 RRC) Friday night. The Redhawks won at home over Parkwood last Friday 39-6.

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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