STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs, Rebel Bulls open conference play

Published 5:36 am Friday, September 30, 2022

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The Albemarle Bulldogs and South Stanly Rebel Bulls varsity football both opened conference play Thursday night with home games.

Robinson 48, Albemarle 9

The first quarter-and-a-half started well for Albemarle as it hosted 2A’s No. 7 ranked J.M. Robinson.

Albemarle (1-5, 0-1) led 9-7 after a first-quarter 60-yard touchdown pass from Dre Davis to Jaylen Pinkney and a 26-yard field goal from Cristo Sanchez early in the second.

However, Robinson (5-1, 1-0) scored the next 41 points of the game, including 21 unanswered in the first half to lead 28-9 at halftime, and 21 points in the second half.

Albemarle hosts South Stanly Oct. 7 as part of both homecoming festivities and a celebration of 100 years of Albemarle football.

Mount Pleasant 60, South Stanly 0

The losing streak for the Rebel Bulls (0-6, 0-1), including a loss in the final game of last season, reached seven last night with a home loss to the Tigers (4-2, 1-0).

South Stanly was shut out for the fourth time this season and allowed 60 or more points scored for the second straight week.


About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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