Hunter Lee scored a hat trick for the Rams in a span of 54 seconds to break open a scoreless game in the second half of the JUSA Cup final. Cleveland defeated West Johnston 5-0 for the county championship on Aug. 17, 2017.
There hasn’t been a league like the Northern Athletic Conference before. It essentially brings together the largest schools in the I-540 corridor: Wake Forest, Heritage, Wakefield, Rolesville, Knightdale and Corinth Holders.
The News & Observer’s high school football coverage will have a new look this season, with a greater focus on star athletes and would-be college recruits. You will see fewer stories dedicated to the games and more that tell about the great young people who play them.
The Eastern Plains 2A Conference has just one change from last year, but it’s an important one in football hierarchy. Out is Washington, which won at least a share of three EPC titles in four years, and in comes Nash Central from 3A.