High school football: Raiders can’t stop West Davidson
TYRO — South Rowan’s football team had handled West Davidson in 2017 and 2018, but the Green Dragons broke through on Friday, outscoring the Raiders 42-21 at Glosson Stadium for their first win in the series.
West Davidson (3-4, 2-3) is 3-1 at home. The lone home setback was 14-11 to Salisbury.
“They’re a pretty good football team,” South head coach Daniel Yow said. “That wasn’t the same West Davidson we’ve seen the last two years. They may not have anyone as fast as our fastest guys, but they were big and they were physical. We had a hard time blocking them or stopping them. Their smallest offensive lineman was bigger than our largest defensive lineman, and it was just hard to get stops.”
Nathan Chrismon scored his eighth and ninth touchdowns for South (1-6, 1-4) in the Central Carolina Conference contest. Chrismon had a rushing TD in the first half, but South trailed 21-7 at the break and was headed for its fourth straight loss.
West Davidson (3-4, 2-3) marched to score on its first possession of the second half to go up 28-7.
South got back to 28-14 when Drew Huffman threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Chrismon with five minutes left in the third quarter.
South was down 42-14 when Huffman threw a 6-yard scoring pass to Logan Perry with about four minutes left in the game.
The TD passes were Huffman’s ninth and 10th of the season. He threw three TD passes against West Davidson last year.
Linebacker Jacob Ritchie led South’s defensive effort.
South is home against Thomasville, an upset winner over North Davidson, next Friday. South is 0-3 at home.
West Davidson hosts unbeaten Oak Grove, which won at home to hand Salisbury its first loss.