STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: North, Albemarle open conference play

In varsity football games Friday night, North Stanly was at Union Academy while Albemarle traveled to Jay M. Robinson.

North Stanly 49, Union Academy 0

The Comets added another mark to one record its head coach, Scott Crisco, has set in his seven seasons as North’s head coach.

North Stanly shut out Union Academy 49-0 on the road Friday night, the 19th shutout in Crisco’s tenure with the Comets.

Friday’s win for North was the fifth in a row against Union Academy making the Comets 8-2 lifetime versus the Cardinals (0-7, 0-2 YVC).

The Comets (2-3, 1-0 YVC) scored in the first minute with a 66-yard touchdown pass from Luke Shaver.

Shaver added a 36-yard touchdown pass to Luke Hatley two minutes later for a 14-0 advantage.

After Josh Lucas recovered a fumble late in the first quarter, Shaver found Stefan Harris for a seven-yard TD pass.

North’s defense then recovered a fumble in the end zone with 4:50 left in the first quarter for a 28-0 advantage.

The Comets’ defense almost created more points in the first quarter, but a 58-yard pick-six was called back on a penalty.

Union Academy got inside the North 10-yard line with some penalties late in the first period. However, Harris, playing safety, intercepted a Cardinals pass and returned the ball 96 yards for a touchdown and a 35-0 lead.

The Comets scored twice more in the second period, starting with a 25-yard TD run from Cam Smith.

Harris added a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 49-0 advantage.

North faces one of the other 2A schools in the YVC Friday when the Comets host Jay M. Robinson (5-1, 1-0 YVC).

Robinson 66, Albemarle 0

Friday’s game between two teams with Bulldogs as their mascots met for the first time on the gridiron.

Robinson jumped out to a fast lead and posted the second-most points ever allowed by an Albemarle team in a 66-0 loss.

The shutout was the third time this season Albemarle (0-5, 0-1 YVC) has been shutout.

Albemarle goes on the road Friday night to play at South Stanly (1-4, 0-1 YVC), who lost at Mount Pleasant 44-0.