Here is how many points Chapel Hill High has scored in its past two football games: 114
Here is how many points Chapel Hill High’s opponents have scored in those past two football games: 6.
That yields a clear equation for success.
Seven days after beating crosstown rival East Chapel Hill 65-6, the Tigers razed Oxford Webb 49-0 Friday night at Culton-Peerman Stadium in the teams’ Big Eight Conference opener.
It was 42-0 at halftime, and for the second time in as many weeks at CHHS there was a running clock for the final two quarters.
Chapel Hill (5-0) had six first-half drives. It scored on five of them.
Junior running back Ricki McDowell — who rushed four times for 67 yards and two touchdowns — started the offensive explosion with a 20-yard touchdown with fewer than 2 minutes gone in the first quarter.
One drive later, Tigers quarterback Connor Stough — who was a methodical 8-for-9 passing for 143 yards and three touchdowns in less than one half — found junior receiver Albert Nyamayaro on a short hitch. Nyamayaro turned quickly and sprinted into the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown.
Next it was McDowell once more, patiently awaiting and finding blocks on a cutting 32-yard scamper for his second touchdown.
The Warriors (2-3) then went three-and-out, which was a common outcome on their seven first-half drives, and Chapel Hill senior receiver Andrew Gillespie fielded the ensuing punt, retreating rightward to scoop up the bouncing ball. He looked for and directed blocks, found them and took off down the right sideline for a 64-yard touchdown, getting popped by a Warrior in the end zone.
Chapel Hill forced another punt on Oxford Webb’s next drive, and junior tailback Jeff McNeill — who ran for 66 yards on 13 carries — powered the Tigers to the Warriors’ 15-yard line with a series of 5-yard runs. On the fifth play of the drive, Stough took the snap, rolled right and placed a perfectly weighted lob into the hands of 6-foot-5-inch, 212-pound tight end Noah Layden for a 15-yard touchdown.
The score after the first quarter: 35-0. The Warriors did not have a first down, and the Tigers scored on every possession.
On the fourth play of the second quarter, Stough, on his final pass of the game, completed a short slant to Arkavius Parks, who outran the covering cornerback and scored.
Parks had five catches for 88 yards and that touchdown.
Late in the clock-quickened second half, junior fullback Chase Brown scored on a 1-yard plunge for the game’s final points.
Cardinal Gibbons out-guns Cedar Ridge
Starter Logan Washle and backup Anton Stoneking each threw two touchdown passes as Cardinal Gibbons (4-1) won 39-7 Friday at Cedar Ridge (2-3) in the Big Eight Conference opener for both teams.
Washle threw touchdowns passes of 35 yards to Jimmy Russo and 14 yards to Sean Nalesnik to guide the Crusaders to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. He completed 12 of 15 passes for 143 yards be leaving the game in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.
Stoneking completed all five of his attempts for 79 yards.
After Peyton Pappas threw a 34-yard stroke to a diving Marquez Hunter for Cedar Ridge's only touchdown, Stoneking entered the game to find James Sriraman with a 41-yard touchdown pass with 18.9 seconds left in the first half.
A muffed punt by the Red Wolves at their own 16 set up Stoneking's 10-yard touchdown pass to Russo three players later.
Dalen Spruill tacked on a 7-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and Louie Difilippo nailed a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring.
Russo caught 10 passes for 125 yards.