The North Rowan Cavalier football team dropped their home opener to Carson 44-26. The game was tight early on with no scoring in first quarter and Carson leading 17-14 at half. Running back Xavier Haley scored the first Cavalier touchdown when he ran in from 3 yards out to tie score at 7-7. Carson then went up 17-7 before Quarterback Josh Ellis connected with Cavalier wideout Alonzo Sirleaf on a 78 yard touchdown strike to bring the Cavs to within 3 at half. Carson outscored North Rowan by 15 pts in second half to secure the victory. Jaleel Webster rushed for a 9 yard score and Josh Ellis also ran one in to close out the scoring for North Rowan.