Cherryville wins season opener

CHERRYVILLE—Jayden Blanton rushed for 180 yards on 22 carries and scored four touchdowns as Cherryville defeated Christ the King 43-20 Friday night in a season and conference opener.

Blanton, who set the school’s single season rushing record last year with some 1,400 yards, is off to a good start in his pursuit of Cherryville’s career rushing mark of more than 2,600 yards.

The Ironmen are 1-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference, Christ the King 0-1. Cherryville travels to Chase this Friday to play the 2A Trojans in a non-conference game.