Cherryville football was shut out by Chase in NCHSAA Week 4

CHERRYVILLE — At Friday’s postgame meeting, Cherryville football coach Tim Pruitt didn’t mind naming a few teams he’d love to see his team play sometime this fall.

“Like I told the kids, our goal is at some point to meet teams like Mitchell, Mount Airy, Starmount, Mountain Heritage,” he said.

Such lofty aspirations seemed distant Friday night after a 50-0 blowout at the hands of Chase.

After Cherryville (2-2) fumbled on the opening kickoff, Chase’s Jalen Rudisill connected with Taivon Derisma for the game’s first touchdown. From there the rout continued, the Trojans (4-0) scoring in seven of their nine possessions.

Meanwhile, Cherryville was limited to 61 yards in the game.

Cherrryville quarterback Chase Miller looks for running room against Chase's defense in their high school football game on September 9, 2022.

“We have a tough schedule, and a team like Chase is a tough task,” he said. “I thought we put together a good game plan that we thought we could execute, but our first three drives weren’t like anything we thought we could execute.”

Adding to the team’s disabled list didn’t help either.

“We started the game with three runners. After this week we are down to two,” he said. “It’s a big challenge when you have so many injured kids in the game.”

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