CARRBORO — Chapel Hill came out in the second half after an extended lightning delay to stop Carrboro in the second half of a 41-19 victory on Friday night.
The Tigers lead 21-13 at the half, but held Carrboro to 43 rushing yards in the last two periods.
The Jaguars fumbled on the first play of the third quarter at their 29. Chapel Hill running back Jeff McNeil ran in for the touchdown and a 28-13 lead.
Carrboro closed to within 28-19 on a nine-yard run by Trai Sharp with 4:33 left in the third period.
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But the Tigers’ defense stiffened and shut out the Jaguars for the rest of the game.
Chapel Hill added two touchdowns in the fourth quarter _ a one-yard run by Brandon Wendel and a three-yarder by Connor Stough with 7.3 seconds left.
The defense held Carrboro to 43 rushing yards in the second half. Sharp had 29 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown, but was held to 43 yards in the second half.
Both teams came out blazing in the first quarter, scoring on their first two possessions each.
The Tigers opened the game with a nine-play, 61-yard drive that was helped along by two Carrboro penalties. McNeil sealed the deal with a two-yard scoot to put the Tigers up 7-0 with 7:28 left in the quarter.
The Jaguars with a 10-play, 76-yard drive. Sam Blobe ran one yard pulled Carrboro to one after a botched extra point attempt.
Chapel Hill countered with a 24-yard Stough to Arkabius Parks pass and Carrboro countered with a 20-yard run by Sharp that left the score 14-13. It was Sharp’s eight TD of the season.
The Tigers led at the half after a fumble recovery at the Carrboro one and a scoring run by McNeil.
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