Ironmen overcome 21-point deficit

After getting torched for 21 points in the first quarter, Cherryville came back to defeat Highland Tech 33-21 Friday night at Rudisill Stadium.

It was a big night for the backfield of quarterback Dylan Harden and running back Jayden Blanton. Harden threw two touchdown passes in the first half and rushed for a TD in the third quarter. Blanton rushed for 147 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns.

The Ironmen had two turnovers in the first quarter, including an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Chase Miller had a key punt block in the third quarter for Cherryville (2-3, 2-0 Southern Piedmont 1A Conference).

The win gave Cherryville a 15-0 record in the series between the two teams.