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Randleman moves on to round 2

Kaitlyn Mullins

Friday night the Randleman Tigers hosted the Lexington Yellowjackets for the first round of the 2A state football playoffs.

Randleman led things off as they kicked off to the Yellowjackets. Lexington returned the ball to the 46-yard line for a first down. On the next play, Lexington fumbled the ball as the Tigers recovered. York handed off the ball to Snipes as he picked up a Tiger first down. On second and nine Snipes took the ball up the middle for another first down. Another handoff to Snipes allowed Randleman to pick up their first touchdown of the night. Randleman went for the kick but it was no good as they took a 6-0 lead. The Yellowjackets began their run on the 37-yard line but were unable to cover any ground. Lexington was forced to punt on fourth down. Randleman returned the ball to the 48-yard line as Snipes carried the ball for a Tiger first down. On second down and ten York found Jake Johnson in the end zone to put Randleman up 12-0. Clayton Gentry put the kick up as he was successful to make it a 13-0 game.

Jamir McNair returned the ball for Lexington and was taken down on the 37-yard line. The Yellowjackets fumbled the ball but were able to recover. On third and 14, Lexington covered no ground and was forced to punt on fourth down. Johnson called a fair catch on the 38-yard line for the Tigers. Late in the first quarter, Snipes gained a first down to put him over 1600 rushing yards on the season. On third down York passed the ball to Robby Rich for a first down. A penalty on the Yellowjackets pushed the ball to the 13-yard line. On the next play, Snipes rushed in for another Tiger touchdown. Gentry’s kick was good as he added an extra point. Lexington finished out the first quarter on third and 15. After one complete quarter, Randleman led 20-0.

The Yellowjackets started the second quarter by punting the ball. Randleman returned the ball to the 18-yard line. On second and 10 York ran the ball as he gained a first down. The Tigers kept pushing as a complete pass allowed the Tigers to take another first down on the 19-yard line. Snipes was handed the ball as he took it downfield to pick up a first down. On second and eight York found snipes open with a pass as he crossed into the end zone. Gentry’s kick was good as he gave Randleman a 27-0 lead. Lexington would return the ensuing kickoff to the 20-yard line to begin their run. Randleman gained a quarterback sack to push the Yellowjackets back. On fourth and 12 Lexington punted the ball on downs. Randleman finished out strong as Dominick Poole returned the ball to the 39-yard line. On fourth and four York passed the ball to Rich to gain a first down. York passed the ball to Johnson in the end zone but it was caught out of bounds. At the half, Randleman led 27-0.

Lexington led things off in the third quarter as Gentry returned the ball to the 35-yard line. On third and seven Naheim Lilly carried the ball but came up short of a first down. The Tigers turned the ball over on downs. The Yellowjackets began their run on the 34-yard line. A penalty was called on Lexington as it pushed them back to third and 21. After an incomplete pass, the Yellowjackets punted the ball on fourth down. Randleman called a fair catch as they began on the 48-yard line. Snipes was handed the ball as he took it straight up the middle for a Tiger first down. On the next play, Nick Neal rushed the ball as he stepped foot into the end zone. Gentry put the kick up as he gave Randleman a 34-0 lead.

Once again Lexington was unable to get past the Tigers defense as they punted the ball once more. Randleman started on the 42-yard line as Lilly carried the ball for back to back plays. On fourth and three Lilly carried the ball to gain the first down. The Tigers were called for a delay of game and were pushed back to second and 19 on the 45-yard line. York would hold on to the ball as he picked up a first down for Randleman. A face mask penalty on the Yellowjackets pushed the ball to the 12-yard line for Randleman. Poole was handed the ball as he rushed it into the end zone. The Tigers took a 40-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Yellowjackets turned over the ball on downs to start the fourth quarter and Randleman took over on the 30-yard line. On third and six Lilly was handed the ball as he was taken down on the 22-yard line for fourth and short. On the next play, Lilly took the ball as he got the first down. On the 8 yard line, Lilly took the ball into the end zone for a Tiger first down. Gentry’s kick was good as they made this a 47-0 game. Randleman was able to mercy rule the Yellowjackets as the clock ran out. The Tigers defeated Lexington 47-0 to advanced to the second round of the 2A state football playoffs.

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