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Western nips Cummings with comeback; Williams, Southern lose on the road


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Western Alamance rallied from a 14-point deficit, scoring the only points of the fourth quarter in a 25-24 home victory against Cummings on Friday night’s non-conference football game in Elon.

Cummings (1-1) scored the game’s first 14 points and later led 23-13 in the third quarter. The Warriors (1-1) went ahead early in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cavaliers for the second year in a row.

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Eastern Guilford 39, Williams 14: At Gibsonville, the host Wildcats used a huge second half to secure the non-conference victory.

Williams (1-1) scored first after an Eastern Guilford mistake gave the Bulldogs the ball at the 1-yard line. Dan Mahan passed to Will Cooper for the touchdown.

The Wildcats (2-0) led 10-7 at halftime. The Bulldogs were within 20-14 after Haneef Rasheed II’s touchdown with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter. Eighteen seconds later, Eastern Guilford was back in the end zone.

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Durham Jordan 42, Southern Alamance 29: At Durham, the visiting Patriots were in catch-up mode in the second half and couldn’t sustain a comeback in the non-league game between former DAC-VII Conference foes.

Amareon Blue, who gained 188 rushing yards, scored three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown for the Falcons. Julian Littlejohn threw two touchdown passes to Ameer Burgman.

Jordan (1-1) led 28-16 through three quarters before both teams scored two more touchdowns. The Falcons scored a clinching touchdown on Blue’s 45-yard touchdown run with 1:04 remaining.

Logan Foust ran for three touchdowns and a two-point conversion for Southern (1-1). He finished with 103 yards on 19 carries to go with 53 receiving yards, while teammate Jackson Parrish had 104 rushing yards on 13 attempts.

Logan Foust

Josiah Tysinger scored on a 45-yard run for the first points for the Patriots. They were up 16-14 after Foust’s 6-yard run and Carson Bolton’s conversion run. Foust had 8- and 9-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter.

Graham was off Friday night.

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