Randolph County 53, Wellborn 13: Third-ranked Randolph County won its fourth game in a row to improve to 6-1 overall, 4-1 in 3A, Region 6 headed into next week’s key region game at undefeated Saks.
With a win next week, Randolph County can likely force a three-way tie atop the region and tiebreaker to decide it. Saks beat Piedmont, which beat Randolph County.
Wellborn fell to 5-3, 2-3 with another blow to the Panthers’ playoff hopes. They will likely have to win their final two region games against Pleasant Valley and Piedmont and hope that either Glencoe or B.B. Comer pull out a major upset of Weaver.
Randolph County had a 20-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and 32-7 lead at halftime Friday. The Tigers outgained the Panthers 530 yards to 215.
Atario Hester led the way with 140 yards on 12 carries. Dante Jordan added 99 yards on seven runs, and Terrance Sims had 72 on four carries.