By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
At Burlington Thursday night, Jonathan Paylor scored on a rushing play and a reception as Cummings opened its Mid-Carolina Conference schedule by winning on homecoming.
“It’s great to know our offense is clicking,” Paylor said.
As we noted before the season, Paylor has emerged as one of the most widely-recruited players in the country based on a long list of Division I offers received throughout the spring and summer. In fact, Paylor is intending to attend Saturday night’s North Carolina State – Clemson game at Clemson as a recruit.
It had been nearly a month since the Cavaliers (3-2) won a game.
“Conference games are just a little bit more special,” Cummings coach David Grimm said. “It provided us the energy.”
The Cavaliers also scored on a run from Marione Enoch and on Johnniyus Sharpe’s pass to Khavarie Hightower. Johan Diaz kicked a field goal and Cummings also recorded a safety.
“Our defense the whole game,” Sharpe said. “I just feel like defense was the name of the game for us. It was bully ball, really.”
The defense received rave reviews, particularly after giving up 58 points six nights earlier against Southern Alamance.
“They really kind of shut them down,” Grimm said.
Bartlett Yancey fell to 4-3, 1-2.
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