RALEIGH — Sophomore quarterback Dylan Parham threw three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Southeast Raleigh past visiting Enloe 39-0 Friday night.
Parham threw for 175 yards and ran for 32 more before being lifted midway through the fourth quarter.
Hes a smart kid. Hes got good football sense. Were going to put the ball in his corner and tell him to go with it, Southeast coach Marvin Burke said of Parham.
The Southeast defense did its job as well, shutting out the Eagles (0-2). The defense also recorded three turnovers and two safeties.
Defense wins championships. Were going to play fast and play physical, Burke said.
Parham started the scoring with a 59-yard bomb to Jaquell Taylor. Parham hit Taylor in stride on the long strike and Taylor cruised into the end zone for the touchdown. Gary Navas kick made it 7-0 midway through the first quarter.
Near the end of the first quarter, Southeast (2-1) capitalized on a bad snap by Enloe to record a safety. Jamal Frazier was positioned in the Wildcat formation for the Eagles, but the snap sailed over his head and into the end zone. Frazier recovered the ball and was downed by the Southeast squad for the 9-0 lead.
Parham continued to roll when he connected with Cameron Marshmon for a 14-yard passing score with 47 seconds left in the second quarter. Navas kick extended the lead to 16-0.
Both teams slogged through a penalty-filled first half. Enloe had trouble with formations and false starts. The Eagles only mustered 11 yards of offense from scrimmage in the half, and penalties continued to kill drives before they had a chance to start.
Parham scored a 1-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. The extra point was blocked, holding the lead to 22-0.
The Bulldogs defense forced its second safety when Enloe mishandled a snap while punting from its end zone. The Bulldogs tackled the punter for the two points.
Parham then moved the ball down the field, culminating in a 5-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gunter for the score. A botched snap evolved into a fortuitous 2-point conversion as holder Darris Bridger rolled out and hit Jamari Wilson for the conversion. Southeast built the lead to 32-0 midway through the fourth quarter.
Bridger had a 40-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring.
We know were going to take our lumps with a 10th-grade quarterback, Burke said of Parham, But hes smart. Hes got a 4.0 GPA and he has the will to win.