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High school football: Cavaliers romp

Cavaliers win easily on the road

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North Rowan running back Malcolm Wilson (22) follows behind Justin Hughes (72) in an earlier game this season. Wilson scored three touchdowns in Thursday night’s rout of South Davidson.

 Staff report

DENTON — North Rowan cruised at South Davidson on Thursday night in a Yadkin Valley Conference football game.

The Cavaliers romped, 49-0.

“We played a pretty good first half,” North coach Ben Hampton said.

The rout included one of the earliest running clocks in history. With the Cavaliers leading, 43-0, with 8:32 left in the second quarter, a running clock was employed the rest of the way.

South Davidson is 1-10 and 0-7 in the YVC.

North’s defense posted its fifth shutout. North (8-2, 5-1) leads the county in most defensive categories.

Malcolm Wilson scored three touchdowns on runs of 49, 13 and 2 yards,  boosting his county-leading total for the season to 22. He carried 13 times for 176 yards.

Receiver Quintous Smith had two rushing TDs, while Willis Mitchell threw a pair of TD passes.

Mitchell threw a short scoring pass to Logan Stoner two minutes into the game, and a 2-point conversion made it 8-0.

Wilson’s 49-yard breakaway with 4:54 left in the first quarter made it 14-0.

Smith scored on a 10-yard run before the end of the first quarter, and another 2-point conversion pushed the lead to 22-0.

In the second quarter, Smith got loose for a 69-yard scoring run and Wilson scored from 13 yards out.

A Tyshon Sifford interception near midfield and his long return to the South Davidson 2-yard line set up Wilson’s third score for a 43-0 lead.

That was the score at halftime.

North’s only second-half TD came on a pass play from Mitchell to Denerio Robinson.

Xzavier Davis recovered a fumble on a kickoff for North. Mitchell had two conversion runs, while Wilson had one.

The Cavaliers still have one regular-season game left to play and will be at North Moore (2-7, 1-4 YVC) next Thursday to make up a game postponed by Hurricane Florence.

Ninth-ranked North Rowan will be in the 1AA state playoffs and probably will have a bye in the first round.

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