Hillside had to go more than 250 miles south to get it, but the Hornets finally got a win last week with a 48-7 victory against Gray Collegiate Academy.
Once Hillside (1-2) finally arrived after a trip lasting more than 4 hours, it had little trouble with the War Eagles, who are in their first year as a varsity football team. The Hornets rolled up a six-touchdown lead before Gray (0-3) avoided a shutout with a long touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Gray, a small school in West Columbia, S.C., still without a home field, hosted Hillside at Orangeburg Prep, where War Eagle head coach Adam Holmes worked six seasons.
Wakefield 20, Northern 14
At Durham County Memorial Stadium, the Knights (0-3), who had not scored in their first two games, had the ball at (1-1) Wakefield’s 1-yard line as time expired last Friday. Down 17-0 at halftime, Northern answered with a 1-yard plunge by Alphonso Gbojueh and a 20-yard strike from Luke Fenlon to Ravon Bass.
Green Hope 41, Jordan 21
At Green Hope, the GH Facons kept their undefeated season going with a home victory against winless Jordan.
Green Hope (3-0) was powered by the running game of senior running back Owen Waldron (6 carries, 53 yards, TD) and the passing game of senior quarterback Luke Massei (7 for 13, 234 yards passing).
For Jordan (0-3), junior running back Chris Francis led the running game with 21 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Orange 45, Riverside 12
At Hillsborough, Orange (3-0) picked up its third straight win against a PAC-6 team and celebrated the first appearance this season for Panther running back Tay Jones. He scored Orange’s first touchdown from scrimmage, on a 10-yard run, and sprinted 58 yards for a third quarter touchdown that put Orange ahead 42-7.
Riverside (0-3) got touchdowns a 6-yard pass from starter Diante Strothers to Devin Yarborough late in the third quarter and a 20-yard pass from reserve quarterback Drew “Colt” Gore to Kendall Tomb with 3 seconds left.
... had last Friday night off. The Spartans play next at Scotland County.