Banged-up Carrboro falls short against Randleman
Injuries to Carrboro High School standout football players Trai Sharp and Marlin Johnson have left the Jaguars with little room for error, and the special teams made too many errors Friday at home against Randleman.
The Jaguars allowed a blocked punt return for a touchdown, a punt return for a touchdown and muffed one punt return for a turnover, gifting the visiting Tigers an easy 21 points in a 41-26 non-conference loss. Johnson scored three first-half touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) but did not return from the lockerroom in the second half.
“We spend a lot of time (on special teams),” said Carrboro coach Jason Tudryn following his team’s third straight loss. “I put the blame for those on myself. We gave them 14 points (in the first half) and that was the difference for most of the second when it was a two-score game.”
Randleman, which has just one loss-- by one point in overtime--on the season, never trailed as Bradley Berridge returned the blocked punt for a touchdown to give the Tigers an early 10-0 lead. And while Johnson made two spectacular touchdown grabs in the first half on his way to over 160 yards of offense, the Jaguars could never recover from the special teams miscues.
“We’re banged up,” Tudryn said. “We’ve got a good portion of older guys hurt but the good news is that we played a lot of younger guys tonight who really stepped up.”
Carrboro begins 2-A Mid-State Conference play next week at home against Bartlett Yancey.
RANDLEMAN 41, CARRBORO 26
Randleman-Allen Goslen 23-yard field goal, 7:47
Randleman-Bradley Berridge 5-yard punt block return (Goslen kick), 7:17
Carrboro-Marlin Johnson 29-yard pass from Jonah Mendys (Simon Schlehubetre kick), 1:11
Randleman-Berridge 5-yard run (Goslen kick), 10:18
Carrboro-Johnson 25-yard pass from Mendys (kick failed), 7:35
Randleman-Bobby Gibbs 75-yard punt return (Goslen kick), 3:52
Carrboro-Johnson 8-yard run (pass failed), 1:26
Randleman-Berridge 12-yard run (Goslen kick), 8:08
Randleman-Gibbs 17-yard pass from Nathan Sloan (Goslen kick), 15.8
Carrboro-Campbell Isom 10-yard pass from Mendys (Schlehubetre kick), 6:24
Randleman-Goslen 28-yard field goal, 1:39
RUSHING-R, Berridge 15-63, Jacar Green 7-31, Gibbs 3-19, Juval Mollette 1-17, Spencer Hamilton 5-15, Sloan 3-13, Jordan Green 3-2. C, Johnson 8-53, Rowe Mellott 6-33, Tabian Sales 2-5, Mendys 8-(minus-23).
PASSING-R, Sloan 11-25-1-124. C, Mendys 15-28-1-184.
RECEIVING-R, Mollette 4-37, Judson Petty 3-29, Gibbs 2-44, Jimmy Presnell 1-9, Green 1-5. C, Johnson 7-109, Darius Glover 3-34, Isom 2-14, Adam Bussian 1-12, Mellotte 1-10, Chris Joseph 1-5.
Records-Randleman 5-1, Carrboro 3-3.