WILMINGTON — New Hanover slowed down Northern Durham's passing game and almost completely stopped its rushing game in their 4-A first-round game.
Northern ran 21 times for 39 yards and quarterback Andrew Peacock completed 11 of 26 passes for 108 yards.
New Hanover relied on its running game, piling up 259 yards on the ground.
Tray Brown led New Hanover with 148 yards, and Jia Partee added 116 yards.
Brown scored on runs of 5, 7 and 47 yards.
New Hanover passed for only 29 yards, but Jermaine Jones caught a 19-yard scoring pass.
Northern led 6-0 on a 12-yard run by Jerone Holman.
New Hanover (7-5) will play Fayetteville Cape Fear, a 31-28 winner over Greenville Rose, in the second round next week.