Rolesville 14, Knightdale 7: Sophomore quarterback Carnaji Andrews threw for 176 yards and junior receiver Colby Cooper caught 136 of them and a touchdown to lead Rolesville to the first win of its first varsity season, a 14-7 triumph over Knightdale.
The Rams (1-9, 1-5 Greater Neuse River 4A) got the winning score on a 16-yard run by junior Josh Branch with 11 minutes left in the game.
Knightdale (3-7, 1-5) tried to convert on fourth and three at the Rolesville 37 with 1:42 to play, but the Rams denied the attempt.
Cooper’s touchdown from Andrews came from 31 yards out with 9:30 left in the first half. Paul Okeke was 2-2 on extra points for the Rams.
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Devin Lessane opened scoring with a 7-yard run in the fifth minute of the game. VLyle Walker was good on his one extra point attempt.
Branch added 53 yards on 19 carries for Rolesville.
Lessane led the Knightdale rushing committee with eight carries for 65 yards.
Middle Creek 54, Cary 0: Middle Creek (8-2, 4-2 Southwest Wake), No. 12 in The News & Observer rankings, scored 40 points in the first half while shutting out Cary (0-10, 0-6 Southwest Wake). The Mustangs face Fuquay-Varina next week in the conference finale.
Southern Durham 68, Webb 10: Southern (10-0, 6-0), No. 1 in AP 3A and No. 1 in N&O rank, continued to roll Friday, topping J.F. Webb (2-8, 0-6 Big Eight 3A).
East Wake 50, Harnett Central 41: East Wake (8-2, 5-1 Greater Neuse) came from behind, outscoring Harnett Central (3-7, 2-4) 28-14 in the second half, to push its win streak to five games.
Princeton 50, Lakewood 0: Princeton (9-1, 4-1 Carolina 1A) continued its string of high-powered offense while holding Lakewood scoreless.
Fuquay-Varina 40, Athens Drive 21: Fuquay-Varina (5-5, 3-3 Southwest Wake) got off to a fast start against Athens Drive (3-7, 2-4) Friday and held off the Jaguars.
West Johnston 27, Clayton 25: West Johnston (7-3, 4-2 GNRC) held off Clayton (5-5, 2-4).
Northern Durham 48, Durham Jordan 0: With the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s No. 2 seed still up for grabs, Northern (3-7, 3-1 PAC) bounced back from its loss last week to top Jordan (1-9, 1-3 PAC). Northern faces Riverside next week in a battle for the league’s second place slot.
St. David’s 68, Halifax Academy 30: Melvin Briggs’ 231 yards on 21 carries for 4 touchdowns led the Warriors (7-3) past Halifax (5-5) in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 8-man playoffs.
Arendell Parrott 42, Cary Christian 6: Seventh-seed Cary Christian (3-7) fell at 9-1 Arendell Parrott in the first round of the NCISAA 8-man tournament.
Ravenscroft 34, Harrells Chrisitan26: Ravenscroft led 27-7 at halftime and held off Harrells to walk away with the Big East Independent Conference title Friday. Tiger Harris rushed for two scores in the win.
Durham Riverside 44, Person 24: Riverside (4-6, 3-1 PAC) topped Person (2-8, 1-3) to stay in the running for the Piedmont Athletic Conference’s second place position. Riverside is tied with Northern Durham, where the Pirates will play next week.
Aaron Moody contributed to this report