Ups and downs for football coaches with Alamance connections

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Four high school football coaches with Alamance County ties had their teams in the fourth round of the state playoffs. Three of their teams lost Friday night, while another’s team is still playing.

In the Class 2-A West Region, Reidsville is continuing its season under coach Jimmy Teague, a former Eastern Alamance head coach and Southern Alamance assistant coach.

Reidsville (13-1) has eliminated Madison, Providence Grove, Chase and Maiden. The Rams are home to face Shelby Burns in Friday night’s regional final.

Eastern Randolph, under Graham resident Burton Cates, lost 35-17 at home to Mount Airy in the Class 1-A West Region semifinals. Eastern Randolph (11-2) had won 11 consecutive games since a season-opening loss at Eastern Alamance.

Andrew Carrouth, an alum and former head coach at Southern Alamance, saw his North Moore team lose for the first time this year in a 27-7 home loss to Rosewood in the Class 1-A East Region semifinals. North Moore finished with a 13-1 record.

Eastern Guilford, with former long-time Eastern Alamance offensive coordinator Tony Aguilar in charge, lost 28-25 at South Point in the Class 3-A West Region semifinals. Eastern Guilford (9-5) won three road games (at Parkwood, at Erwin, at West Henderson) in the state playoffs before its season ended.