Albemarle drops to 0-2 with road loss

Published 9:39 am Monday, August 28, 2023

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The Bulldogs played the team’s second road game of the season in Week 2 in Randolph County facing the Trinity Bulldogs.

Albemarle and Trinity exchanged the lead several times throughout the game, but Albemarle fell to 0-2 with a 29-19 loss.

Albemarle (0-2) took the lead with 4:31 left in the opening quarter. Quarterback Ander Artis found Jason Wall open in the middle of the field for a 22-yard TD pass. The extra point put the Bulldogs up 7-0.

Trinity (1-1) tied the game with five minutes left in the second quarter, but a last-minute fumble recovered by Vincent Gregory allowed Albemarle to take the lead at halftime. With 27 seconds left, Artis found Zyion Geiger in the back of the end zone for a 27-yard TD pass and a 13-7 advantage.

Trinity took the lead back with a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half, and a two-point conversion gave the hosts a 15-13 lead.

Trinity added to the lead with a touchdown with seven minutes left in the game, going up 22-13, but Albemarle struck again. After Trinity extended the lead to nine, Malik Watkins fumbled the kickoff back to the three-yard line, recovered and raced 97 yards down the Albemarle sidelines for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, leaving Albemarle trailing 22-19.

A 73-yard touchdown run on the next drive sealed the win for Trinity.

Albemarle opens its home schedule Friday night against West Stanly (2-0). The Colts won in overtime Friday at home against Carson 28-20.

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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