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Friday’s WNC football roundup

Keyal Talbert brushes off a diving Cyrus Hooper during Friday night's game at Reynolds. The Rockets topped the Warhorses, 70-12.

Keyal Talbert brushes off a diving Cyrus Hooper during Friday night’s game at Reynolds. The Rockets topped the Warhorses, 70-12.

The Pisgah Black Bears defeated the Asheville Cougars 17-14 Thursday evening Sept. 1 in Haywood County.

The Pisgah Black Bears defeated the Asheville Cougars 17-14 Thursday evening Sept. 1 in Haywood County.

Mitchell 34, Andrews 7

ANDREWS – Mitchell jumped to a 27-0 halftime lead and that was enough for the Mountaineers to win Friday.

Mitchell’s Ben Robinson ran for a game-high 114 yards on seven carries while Ben Young passed for 189 yards.

The Mountaineers (3-0) also had a couple of big scoring plays as Brody Smith caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Young and Noah Pitman had a 46-yard touchdown run.

For Andrews (1-2), Taylor Parker had an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the Wildcats only score.

Mitchell: 7 | 20 | 7 | 0 | 34

Andrews: 0 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 7

First Quarter

M – Brody Smith 44 pass from Ben Young (Luis Valezquez kick), 4:44.

Second Quarter

M – Noah Pitman 46 run (Valezquez kick), 11:16.

M – Ben Young 5 run (kick blocked), 5:53

M – Jesse Pitman 26 pass from Young (Valezquez kick), 1:33

Third Quarter

M – Ben Robinson 6 run (Valezquez kick), 3:32

A – Taylor Parker 87 kickoff return (Matt Barton kick) 3:15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Mitchell-Ben Robinson 7-114, Matthew Buchanan 5-20, Landon Miller 3-17, Dylan Jarrett 11-61, Ben Young 5-22, Noah Pitman 4-88. Andrews- Andrew Horton 11-47, Taylor Parker 9-35, Matthew Barton 6-49.

PASSING—Mitchell- Ben Young 9-11-189, 1 touchdown. Andrews- Matt Barton 2-6-16.

RECEIVING— Mitchell- Alex McKinney 2-49, Brody Smith 3-79, 1 touchdown, Tyler McKinney 1-8, Jesse Pitman 2-34, 1 touchdown Preston Roe 1-19. Andrews- Taylor Parker 1-4, Kylan Thompson 1-12.

Records: Mitchell 3-0, Andrews 1-2

Murphy 42, Carolina Wildcats 0

PICKENS, S.C. – The Bulldogs held the South Carolina team to 102 yards total offense and scored all of their points in the first three quarters.

Kadrian McRae scored on runs of 13 and 12 yards and finished with 62 yards in nine carries for Murphy (1-2). Quarterback Joey Curry threw two touchdown passes for the Bulldogs, who had 355 yards total offense.

Murphy: 14 | 14 | 14 | 0 | 42

Carolina Wildcats: 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0

First Quarter

M – Kadrian McRae 13 run (Joey Helton kick), 9:02

M – Colton Posey 29 pass from Joey Curry (Helton kick), 1:19

Second Quarter

M – Riley Blalock 1 run (Helton kick), 7:04

M – McRae 12 run (Helton kick), 4:09

Third Quarter

M – Ian Davis 24 run (Helton kick), 9:38

M – Trae Carson 18 pass from Curry (Helton kick), 4:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Murphy- Kadrian McRae 9-62; Ian Davis 2-33; Slade McTaggart 4-29; DeAndre Jackson 3-27; Tanner Creelman 2-27; Keivon Allen 426; Riley Blalock 4-11; Micah Nelson 1-8; Joey Curry 2 (-3); Cody Cantreel 1 (-4).

PASSING—Murphy- Curry 5-9-139-2-0

RECEIVING— Murphy- Creelman 1-77; Posey 2-31; Carson 1-18; Travis Seabolt 1-13

Records: Murphy 2-1, Wildcats 1-2

Roberson 23, East Rutherford 7

East Rutherford: 0 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 7

Roberson: 7 | 0 | 9 | 7 | 23

First Quarter

TCR – Lejuan Rush 4 run (Jack Bruce kick), 7:31

Third Quarter

TCR – Safety, 7:46

TCR – Jerome Pulley 11 run (Bruce kick), 6:26.

ER – Cameron Simmons 1 run (Austin Roderick kick), 2:32

Fourth Quarter

TCR – Shaq Gist 6 run (Jack Bruce kick), 1:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING— TCR, Jerome Pulley 7-35, 1 touchdown, Lejuan Rush 5-12, Bryson Case 4-10, Ty Gossett 6-8, Tristan McAfee 3-12, Shaq Gist 10-43.

PASSING— Roberson- Ty Gossett 21-9-2-109.

RECEIVING—Roberson- Barshia Young 3-40, Davis Phillips 1-20, Micah Jenkins 2-12, Bryson Case 2-19, Shaq Gist 1-16.

Records: TCR 3-0, ER 2-1

Watauga 55, Avery County 21

BOONE – Behind a 48-point first half that included 34 in the second quarter, Watauga defeated Avery.

Evan Suggs led the Pioneers (1-1) with a game-high 241 rushing yards on 16 carries for five touchdowns.

For Avery (0-2), Steven Sanchez had a 95-yard touchdown run and did the kicking for the Vikings.

Avery County: 0 | 7 | 7 | 7 | 21

Watauga: 14 | 34 | 7 | 0 | 55

First Quarter

W – Evan Suggs 11 run (Kyran Densham kick), 6:51

W – Suggs 2 run (Densham kick), 1:51

Second Quarter

W – Corey West 6 run (pass failed), 9:12

W – Suggs 15 run (Densham kick), 7:24

W – West 19 run (Densham kick), 4:47

A – Steven Sanchez 95 run (Sanchez kick), 4:20

W – Suggs 7 run (Densham kick), 1:43

W – West 21 pass from Hamilton Castle (Densham kick), :21

Third Quarter

W – Suggs 5 run (Densham kick), 10:23

A – Brett Smith 38 pass from Christian Hicks (Sanchez kick), 5:55

Fourth Quarter

A – Smith 7 pass from Christian Hicks (Sanchez kick), 6:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING— Avery: Sanchez 13-43, Ethan Johnson 7-40, Sam McCollum 3-9, Christian Hicks 12-40.

PASSING— Avery: Christian Hicks 12-19-1.

RECEIVING— Avery: Brett Smith 6-80, Andy Dominguez 5-49, Ethan Johnson 1-8.

Records: Avery 0-2, Watauga 1-1

Mountain Heritage 62, North Buncombe 13

BURNSVILLE – Cole Burleson touched the ball just times but scored four touchdowns for the Cougars, who had a 55-6 lead at halftime.

Burleson carried the ball three times and scored twice from 27 yards and another on a 12-yard run. He caught two passes, including one from Joey Robinson for a 20-yard touchdown. Robinson also had an 80-yard scoring pass to Austin Randolph.

Robinson ran for two scores and finished with 109 yards rushing for Mountain Heritage. Teammate Junior Denton led the Courgars with 128 yards rushing and scored on two runs.

Blake Mathews scored on a 62-yard run for North Buncombe.

North Buncombe: 0 | 6 | 0 | 7 | 13

Mountain Heritage: 14 | 41 | 7 | 0 | 62

First Quarter

MH – Cole Burleson 12 run (pass fail) 7:35

MH – Trey Robinson 6 run (Dathson Robinson run) 4:27

Second Quarter

MH – Trey Robinson 3 run (pass failed), 10:52

NB – Blake Mathews 62 run (kick failed) 10:31

MH – Cole Burleson 20 pass from Trey Robinson (Junior Denton run) 10:07

MH – Cole Burleson 37 run ( Robinson run) 8:01

MH – Austin Randolph 80 pass from Robinson (run failed), 4:29

MH – Junior Denton 1 run (pass fail) 3:45

MH – Cole Burleson 37 run (Dawson Branton kick) :04

Third Quarter

MH – Junior Denton 19 run (Branton kick) 7:00

Fourth Quarter

NB – Nick Linsenbee 1 run (Johny Laws kick) 10:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—North Buncombe- Nick Linsenbee 17-58, Blake Mathews 7-55, Kadon Higgins 4–12. Mountain Heritage- Junior Denton 11-128, Trey Robinson 9-103, Cole Burleson 3-86, Justin Keener 3-25, Michael Robinson 2-12, Michael Bingham 1-6, Seth Randolph 1-5.

PASSING—North Buncombe-Conner Davis 7-5-44, Kadon Higgins 4–12. Mountain Heritage-Trey Robinson 9-12-164.

RECEIVING— North Buncombe- Jake Novak 2-20, Ethan Greene 2-18, Blake Mathews 1-10, Johny Laws 1-5. Mountain Heritage- Austin Randolph 3-99, Cole Burleson 2-41, Michael McCoy 2-13, Brandon Aummiller 1-8, Justin Keener 1-3.

Union County 61, Hayesville 7

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Allen Gillis scored Hayesville’s only touchdown on an 11-yard run.

Bo Lynch rushed for three touchdowns for Union County.

Hayesville: 0 | 0 7 | 0 | 7

Union County: 7 | 27 | 13 | 14 | 61

First Quarter

UC – Bo Lynch 1 run (Brian Smith kick), :38

Second Quarter

UC – Block punt recovered in end zone (Smith kick), 11:39

UC – Lynch 2 run (Smith kick), 9:14

UC – 7:19 Lynch 5 run (kick failed), 7:19

UC – 2:19 Anthony Pattee pass from Cole Wright (Smith kick), 2:19

Third Quarter

UC – Suan Dobbins 11 pass from Wright (Smith kick), 7:29

UC – Pierson Allison 5 run (kick failed), 6:27

H – Allen Gillis 11 run (Stewart kick), :57

Fourth Quarter

UC – Allison 10 run (Smith kick), 9:02

UC – Chad Buzzard 8 run (Smith kick), 1:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Hayesville-Payton Kridger 3-4, Allen Gillis 12-30-1, Kyle Rhineheart 15-33, Tyler Fwanger 1-2

PASSING—Hayesville- Kyle Rhineheart 11-20-34, Gillis 1-4-42

RECEIVING—Hayesville- Ryan Smith 8-33, Kriger 3-45, Gillis 1-0

Records: Hayesville 0-3, Union County 2-0

R-S Central 28, Polk County 7

RUTHERFORDTON – With a two-touchdown halftime lead, R-S Central added two more to defeat Polk County.

Polk County’s only score was in the third quarter when Joshua Chupp caught an 8-yard pass from Dillion Overholt that cut the Hilltoppers’ lead to 14-7.

R-S Central’s Nathaniel Hadley had his team’s final score when he recovered a fumble and returned it 78 yards.

Polk County hosts Landrum (S.C.) Friday.

Polk County : 0 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 7

R-S Central: 0 | 14 | 7 | 7 | 28

First Quarter

RS – Waddell 1 run (Reynolds kick)

Second Quarter

RS – Tate 5 run (Reynolds kick)

Third Quarter

PC – Chupp 8 pass from Overholt (Derkach kick)

RS – Smith 17 run (Reynolds kick)

Fourth Quarter

RS – Hadley 78 fumble recovery return (Reynolds kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Polk County- Wingo 6-34, Overholt 24-32, Wilson 3-15, Sutton 9-11, Knighton 1-8.

PASSING—Polk County- Overholt 6-17-63-1.

RECEIVING—Polk County- Bishop 1-35, Knighton 1-9, Chupp 1-8, White 1-7, Wingo 2-4.

A.C. Reynolds 70, Owen 12

Owen: 6 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 12 

A.C. Reynolds: 28 | 28 | 14 | 0 | 70

First Quarter

R – Charlie Lehman 9 yard-pass from Nathan St. Onge (Blakey kick), 8:29

R – Sean Jones 24-yard run (Blakey kick), 6:38

O – Tyler Sexton 13-yard pass from Kendrick Weaver (kick failed), 3:46

R – Keyal Talbert 7-yard run (Blakey kick), 3:10

R – Nathan St. Onge 45-yard run (Blakey kick), :31

Second Quarter

R – Nathan St. Onge 27-yard run (Blakey kick), 10:00

R – Talon James 3-yard pass from Nathan St. Onge (Blakey kick), 9:16

R – Sean Jones 25-yard run (Blakey kick), 6:29

R – Darien Caldwell 17-yard run (Blakey kick), :58

Third Quarter

R – Conor Sullivan 0 yard fumble returned for touchdown (Blakey kick), 8:55

R – Kaedan Robinson 2-yard run ( Blakey kick), 1:47

Fourth Quarter

O – Tyler Sexton 77-yard pass from Kendrick Weaver (kick failed), 11:42

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING— Owen- Cyrus Hooper 12-26, Colton Stewart 2-25, Tyler Sexton 2-10; Reynolds- Nathan St. Onge 8-84-2, Kaedan Robinson 2-73-1, Sean Jones 5-66-2, Darien Caldwell 2-27-1, Coby Jones 8-59

PASSING—Owen- Kendrick Weaver 10-15-204-2; Reynolds- Nathan St. Onge 6-6-110-2

RECEIVING— Owen- Tyler Sexton 7-166-2; Reynolds- Charlie Lehman 3-41-1; Collin Jones 1-3-1

Records: Owen 1-2, Reynolds 1-2

North Henderson 31, Swain County 28

BRYSON CITY – Darren Lammons caught a 34-yard pass from Kalin Ensley to give the Knights the lead for good.

That touchdown came less than two minuites after Tanner Wiggins scored on a 20-yard run to give Swain a 28-25 lead.

Ensley threw three touchdown passes overall and finished with 162 passing yards for North Henderson. Colby Thomas led the Knights with 128 yards rushing on 21 carries. Keshaun Beaner scored two touchdowns for the Maroon Devils.

North Henderson: 0 | 13 | 6 | 12 | 31

Swain County: 7 | 7 | 7 | 7 | 28

First Quarter

SC – Keshaun Beaner 3 run (Holden Petty kick), 0:47.

Second Quarter

SC – Brodie Bowman 36 run (Petty kick), 10:41

NH – Miquel Lammons 17 pass from Kalin Ensley (Jose Carmin kick), 3:42

NH – Darren Lammons 8 pass from Ensley (kick failed), 1:28

Third Quarter

SC – Beaner 1 run (Petty kick), 8:13

NH – Austin Vanhoy 99 kickoff return (kick failed), 7:56

Fourth Quarter

NH – Ensley 5 run (2-point conversion good), 10:00

SC – Tanner Wiggins 20 run (Petty kick), 4:18

NH – Darren Lammons 34, pass from Ensley (kick failed), 2:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—NH – Colby Thomas 21-128; Kalin Ensley 10-45. SC – Brodie Bowman 20-97; Keswaun Beaner 13-60; Dylan Smith 9-55; Tanner Wiggins 5-38.

PASSING—NH – Ensley 13-20-1-162. SC – Bowman 15-23-1-126.

RECEIVING— NH – Darren Lammons 8-126; Miquel Lammons 3-29. SC – Seth Parker 7-84; Brier Younce 7-37.

Smoky Mountain 24, Enka 7

Smoky Mountain: 7 | 10 | 0 | 7 | 24

Enka: 0 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 7

First Quarter

SM – Matthew Ridley 29 run (Devion Mack kick)

Second Quarter

SM – Devion Mack 23 field goal

SM – Austin Baumgarner 88 pass from Cole Hooper (Ridley kick)

Third Quarter

E – Will Redmon 10 pass from Avery Holebrook (Mitchell Warren kick)

Fourth Quarter

SM – Austin Baumgarner 96 interception return (Ridley kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Smoky Mountain-Mathew Ridley 17-63, 1 touchdown. Cyrus Lanning 5-31, Cole Hooper 4-28, Nate Coffey 2-9, Austin Baumgarner 2-96, 1 touchdown. Brian Naulty 1–6. Enka-Avery Holebrook 21-70, Austin Clark 14-35, Donnyle Gains 1-1.

PASSING—Smoky Mountain-Cole Hooper 15-29-220, 1 interception, 1 touchdown. Enka- Avery Holebrook 8-31-97, 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown.

RECEIVING— Smoky Mountain- Tyler Waliezer 5-35, Austin Buamgarner 3-117, 1 touchdown, Tristian Kenyon 3-29, Conner Moore 2-22, Tony Houston 1-6, Cody Lominac 1–7. Enka- Seth Phillips 3-36, Chase Bennett 2-23, Will Redmon 2-18, 1 touchdown, Austin Clark 1-20.

Records: Smoky Mountain 3-0, Enka 0-3

Cherokee 26, Choctaw Central 25

CHEROKEE – Isaiah Evans had three touchdowns to lead Cherokee past Choctaw Central (Miss.) 26-25 Friday at Cherokee. He finished with 19 rushes for 91 yards and three touchdowns.

Also for Cherokee (2-1), Tye Mintz had 126 passing yards and amassed 15 rushes for 24 yards. Shane Swimmer had four receptions for 61 yards.

While Choctaw Central (0-3) had the first two scores, two late Braves’ touchdowns were enough for the win.

Records: Cherokee 2-1, Choctaw Central 0-3

Ooltewah 69, Erwin 55

Ooltewah, Tenn. – The Warriors trailed 59-27 after the third quarter but pulled within 62-55 before Ooltewah scored in the final minute to put the game away.

Erwin quarterback Damien Ferguson was a busy man, completing 50 of 84 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns went to C.J. Thompson (66, 46, 35 and 15), who finished with 17 catches for 364 yards.

Trey Martin caught a 6-yard touchdown pass that pulled the Warriors within 62-55 with 1:35 left. Erwin tried an onside kick but didn’t make the recovery and Ooltewah went in for its final touchdown with 28 seconds remaining.

Erwin: 7 | 14 | 6 | 28 | 55

Ooltewah: 21 | 28 | 10 | 10 | 69

First Quarter

O – C. Turner 2 run (A. Toser kick), 9:37

O – P. Cargle 37 pass from P Thurman (Toser kick), 5:45

E – C.J. Thompson 66 pass from Damien Ferguson (Mark Marco kick), 4:51

O – S. Quinn 95 kickoff return (Toser kick), 4:37

Second Quarter

O – Turner 26 pass from Thurman (kick failed), 10:11

O – P. Chambers 13 pass from Thurman (Toser kick), 6:34

O – J. Sullivan 65 punt return (Cargle from Thurman), 5:25

E – Thompson 46 pass from Ferguson (Marco kick), 4:14

O – Quinn 70 run (Toser kick), 3:24

E – Isaiah Poore 11 pass from Ferguson (Marco kick), 1:46

Third Quarter

E – Quentin Smith 1 run (kick failed), 6:36

O – Field goal Tosa, 21, 4:05

O – Quinn 77 pass from Thurman (Toser kick), 1:05

Fourth Quarter

E – Thompson 35 pass from Ferguson (run failed), 10:11

E – Thompson 15 pass from Ferguson (pass failed), 7:27

O – Field goal Toser 29 (4:48)

E – Smith 3 run (Smith run), 3:11

E – Trey Martin 6 pass from Ferguson (Smith run), 1:38

O – Turner 35 run (Toser kick), 0:28

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Erwin- Ferguson 4-13; Smith 5-13; Poore 4-25; Thompson 1-1; Martin 1 (-5).

PASSING—Erwin- Ferguson 50-84-1-666.

RECEIVING— Erwin- Kealin Goode 8-68; Smith 1-9; Poore 11-126; C.J. Thompson 17-364; Martin 10-68; Simeon Thompson 1-7. Brian Anuel 2-24.

Madison 44, Rosman 22

ROSMAN – Derek Gonzalez and Colby Edwards had multiple touchdowns as Madison defeated Rosman 44-22 Friday.

Madison (2-1) quarterback Edwards finished with 220 yards, rushed for 112 and finished with four touchdowns.

Gonzalez ran for 111 yards with three touchdowns.

The Patriots limited the Tigers (0-2) to one score in the three periods they scored.

Friday’s win gives Madison a two-game winning streak entering next week’s game at Brevard.

Hendersonville 69, East Henderson 13

HENDERSONVILLE — Hendersonville defeated county rival East Henderson Friday.

Quarterback Bud Williford completed 13 of 16 passes and tallied five touchdowns for the Bearcats (2-1). Tykel Landrum finished the game with five catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Leon Cooks had four catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Hendersonville visits North Henderson Sept. 9.

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