The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team (9-0, 6-0) jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman (6-2, 4-1), 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
The Ashe County High football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, and it was costly. Starmount defeated the Huskies 40-19 in Boonville, N.C. The loss drops Ashe County into a second-place tie with Starmount in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Athletic Conference, one game behind Elkin.