DURHAM — Wake ForestRolesvilles quick strike offensive attack led the Cougars to a 42-10 win over Northern Durham Friday.
The Cougars, ranked No. 6 in The News & Observer poll, moved to 3-0 while the Knights fell to 0-2.
Northern Durham was tough and they play physical, said Wake Forest-Rolesville head coach Reggie Lucas. Our kids played well. We executed certain plays when we had to.
Wake Forest-Rolesvilles Petey Williams returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown. Drew Alvarez made the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
The Knights offense penetrated into Cougar territory on its next two possessions, but could only come away with three points.
On Northern Durhams first drive, the Knights advanced to the Cougar 32-yard line before quarterback Brandon Brown was picked off by Nic Deluke. The Cougars ensuing drive ended when the Knights defense stopped Chris Love short on fourth and 2 at the Knight 48-yard line.
Northern Durham then drove to the Cougar 17-yard line and settled for a 35-yard field goal by Ryan Arundale to cut the Cougars lead to 7-3 with 8:23 remaining in the second quarter.
Our defense was bending in the first half but didnt break, Lucas said. We were able to keep them out of the end zone in the first half.
The Wake Forest-Rolesville quick strike attack jumped into high gear as the Cougars offense scored touchdowns on its next three possessions. All three scores came on the ground, with Bryce Love scoring on a 79-yard run and Petey Williams scoring on runs of 69 and 21 runs. Combined, the Cougars scored 21 points in under four minutes on just ten plays.
Williams second scoring run came on a reverse. Williams turned the corner and dragged a Knights defender over the goal line to put Wake Forest-Rolesville up 28-3 with 24 seconds left in the first half.
Bryce Love finished with 138 yards on four carries and two touchdowns. Williams had 176 yards and three touchdowns, including his 84-yard kickoff return .
Chris Love had six carries for 16 yards. All three players have been timed at under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.