ROWLAND — South Robeson fell in its home opener 44-10 to Trask Friday night, despite a promising start to the game.
Jordan Strickland ran back the opening kickoff 75 yards to score. Running back Darrius Brown capped that off by running in the 2-point conversion.
Trask responded with its own score, but failed on a conversion opportunity. The Trask defense struck next, returning an interception for a touchdown. Again the conversion attempt failed.
The Mustangs began the second quarter with a sack of the Trask quarterback in the endzone for a safety. Despite no offensive scoring, South Robeson’s defense and special teams had kept the game competitive, down just two points.
But Trask would tear off 14 unanswered points to close out the half and the Mustangs never got on the board again.
The Mustangs fall to 0-2 on the season. They travel to Pembroke next to face county rival Purnell Swett, which is also 0-2.