CARRBORO — Carrboros explosive offense scored on its first seven possessions on the way to defeating
Cedar Ridge 49-28 on Homecoming night.
The Jaguars, ranked No. 12 in the state by the Associated Press, is now 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the
Carolina 2A conference. The Red Wolves fell to 1-8 overall and 1-1 in the league.
To be 9-0 is great, Carrboro head coach Jason Tudryn said. We didnt execute very well tonight. We jumped out to 42-14 at half and put a lot of young guys in and it got away from us. But we didnt execute too well with the first team in, we had too many five-yard penalties. We have to straighten that up.
In the first half, Carrboro gained 322 total yards offensively while holding Cedar Ridge to just 142 yards.
The Carrboro offensive onslaught started on the second play from scrimmage. Trai Sharpe turned the corner and raced 48 yards to the endzone. The extra point by Mike McPeak gave Carrboro a 7-0 lead just 57 seconds into the game.
The Jaguars defense forced Cedar Ridge to punt after three downs on the ensuing possession.
Parishs punt return for a touchdown was called back for an illegal blocking penalty. The Jaguars started at the Cedar Ridge 22 yard-line and settled for a 21-yard field goal by McPeak for a 10-0 lead.
Cedar Ridge drove to the Carrboro 33 yard-line where the Red Wolves faced a fourth down and 2. Quarterback Josh Keihles pass fell incomplete and Cedar Ridge turned the ball over on downs.
Carrboros Alex McVeigh set up the next touchdown by rambling 44 yards on a quarterback keeper, being stopped just short of the goal line. Trai Sharpe plunged in from the one yard-line for the touchdown. McVeigh could not get a good hold on the extra point and dropped back before lobbing a pass to Marlin Jackson for a two-point conversion. The Jaguars led 18-0 with 1:21 left in the opening period.
The Jaguars defense again forced Cedar Ridge to punt after three downs, and Carrboro took over at its own 43 yard-line. McVeigh launched a deep ball to Marlin Johnson, who caught the tipped pass for a 48-yard completion. The drive stalled and McPeak booted a 30-yard field goal for a 21-0
Carrboro lead with 8:20 left in the second period.
Cedar Ridges offense scored its first touchdown after George Carpenter raced 43 yards to put the ball at the Carrboro 3 yard-line. Jayln Grady scored on a two-yard touchdown run after picking up a dropped pitch from the quarterback. The extra point by Brandon Phares cut the Carrboro lead to 21-7