No. 17 Bunn 52, Nash Central 36: Fullback Omar Rosa rushed for 195 yards and five touchdowns on 17 carries as the Wildcats (5-1) broke open a game that was tight at halftime. Nash Central (4-2) was within 17-14 at the break thanks to an 80-yard TD run from Sharquez Tillery and a 59-yard touchdown pass from Travis Griffin to C.J. Pearce.
Cedar Ridge 35, Chapel Hill 19: A third-quarter, 90-yard interception return for touchdown by Adam Chnupa helped Cedar Ridge (4-2, 1-0) by Chapel Hill (2-4, 0-1) in the Big 8 3A opener for both. An 80-yard fumble recovery by linebacker Jasiah King in the fourth quarter brought Chapel Hill within two, but the Tigers wouldn’t come closer than that.
No. 19 Clayton 33, Harnett Central 10: Sophomore Austin Cagle threw for 294 yards and five touchdowns as Clayton (5-1, 2-0 Greater Neuse 4A) won its fifth straight.Devin Carter caught four of Cagle’s TD passes and finished with 141 receiving yards. Macaleb Robertson caught the other scoring pass for the Comets. Quarterback Mai’Son Adams scored the lone touchdown for the Trojans (1-5, 1-1).
No. 4 Garner 49, East Wake 0: Collin Eaddy rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead Garner’s productive offense as the Trojans (5-1, 2-0 Greater Neuse 4A) rolled past East Wake (2-4, 0-2). Fullback Anthony Stephenson added a pair of touchdowns, including a 36-yard run for the Trojans’ first score.
Franklinton 14, Granville Central 9: Franklinton (4-2) trailed 2-0 at halftime, but went ahead for good on Kendall Harris’ touchdown runs of 35 and 70 yards in the third period against Granville Central (1-4).
Fike 22, Corinth Holders 20: The Pirates (0-5) scored the first 13 points of the game, only to see the Golden Demons (4-2) reel off 22 unanswered. Corinth Holders finished with two fumbles lost, two interceptions, a blocked field goal and a safety. Kenny Johnson led Fike in rushing with 88 yards.
Holly Springs 31, Apex 0: Broderick Taylor rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns as the Golden Hawks (2-3, 1-1 Southwest Wake 4A) knocked off Apex (1-5, 1-2). Apex quarterback Duke Fruehauf led the way with 199 yards of total offense.
J.H. Rose 77, No. 18 D.H. Conley 67: The Rampants (2-3, 1-0 Eastern Carolina 4A/3A) defeated crosstown Greenville foe Conley (3-2, 0-1) but not before the two set a new NCHSAA record for most points in a game.
Knightdale 15, Rolesville 14: Just when it looked like Knightdale’s homecoming was going to be ruined by Rolesville, the Knights came up with something special. After turning the ball over for the third time of the night with an interception inside the 5-yard line, Knightdale’s Andrew Tuazama stripped Rolesville’s Jamond DuBose of the ball he just intercepted and Knights’ Josh Campbell recovered it to score with 38 seconds left.
Down 14-13, Knightdale (1-5, 1-1 Greater Neuse 4A) went for the win and senior Nyjil Thomas ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and the victory. Carnaji Andrews and wide receiver E.J. Hicks hooked up for two first-quarter touchdowns of 3 and 32 yards for Rolesville (1-5, 0-2).
Louisburg 33, Southern Vance 18: Quamon Person scored two touchdowns in the final period as host Louisburg (2-3) rallied to defeat the Raiders (0-5).
No. 1 Middle Creek 54, Athens Drive 0: Middle Creek’s high-powered offense scored touchdowns on six consecutive first half possessions. The Mustangs (4-0, 2-0 Southwest Wake 4A) were led by Dominique Shoffner with two passing touchdowns and one rushing score. Running backs DeAndre Jones added two rushing touchdowns, and Brandon Wilson, Rye Julson, and Andrew Ihle had one apiece. The Jaguars (1-5, 1-2) had three turnovers and were led by running back Isaiah Henderson, who had 56 yards on 19 rushes.
No. 14 Millbrook 44, Enloe 10: Enloe (2-3, 0-1 Cap-8 4A) couldn’t stop the Wildcats (4-1, 1-0) and their powerful rushing attack. Millbrook broke the game open with an 80-yard touchdown run from Larry Rountree III. Rountree III scored five total on the ground, with help from Chris Twitty (71 yards).
Northern Durham 9, Riverside 8: The Knights (2-4, 1-0 PAC-6 4A) took advantage of early mistakes made by the Pirates offense to take a 9-0 lead which proved to be just enough. Northern’s only touchdown was on Luke Fenlon’s 11-yard pass to Cade Barnhill. Riverside (2-4, 0-1) turned struck in the third when Sysco Whitaker took off on a 47-yard score. D’Anthony Bright’s two-point conversion run got them within one, but Northern forced two more interceptions in the fourth quarter.
South Johnston 27, North Johnston 6: On Thursday night, Fabian McDonald scored three touchdowns while DeParis Patterson scored one and passed for another for the Trojans (2-4) to down North Johnston (4-2)
Bartlett Yancey 27, Western Harnett 21
Beddingfield 19, Hunt 18
Charlotte Country Day 21, Ravenscroft 20
Cleveland 54, No. 23 South Granville 39
No. 7 Hillside 62, East Chapel Hill 7
No. 16 Lee County 31, Northwood 7
Louisburg 33, Southern Vance 18
North Raleigh Christian 46, North East Carolina Prep 8
Northern Nash 33, Smithfield-Selma 0
Northern Vance 24, J.F. Webb 14
No. 24 Person 29, Jordan 17
No. 3 Pinecrest 45, Word of God 0
Princeton 30, James Kenan 22
Randleman 42, Carrboro 0
No. 8 Rocky Mount 38, Hoke County 7
Rosewood 56, Hobbton 35
No. 22 Southern Lee 24, Douglas Byrd 0
No. 9 Southern Nash 42, Ayden-Grifton 14
No. 21 Triton 29, Lumberton 27
Union Pines 33, Gray’s Creek 28
Wake Christian 55, Fayetteville Christian 9
Warren County 70, Weldon 0