Athens Drive 35, Panther Creek 28: Robert Ruffin threw for two scores and ran for another, totaling 243 yards of offense as the Jaguars (2-5, 2-2 Southwest Wake 4A) took a 21-0 lead into halftime. O.J. Flowers had a rushing score, and Isaiah Henderson was the workhorse, running for 159 yards on 37 carries.
Panther Creek (2-4, 2-2) stormed back in the second half. Addison Pinkney had four touchdown runs. After Ruffin’s 27-yard pass to Xzavier McNeil got the Jaguar lead back to 21, Pinkney scored on runs of 20 yards and 1 yard in a three-minute span. A failed onside kick attempt allowed Athens Drive to run the clock out.
No. 18 Clayton 36, Knightdale 7: Macaleb Robertson ran for one score and caught a pass for another to help Clayton (6-1, 3-0 Greater Neuse 4A) win its sixth straight game. Devin Carter caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a TD for the Comets. Austin Cagle completed 16 of 32 passes for 245 yards and a TD for the winners, while John Ross Parrish passed for one TD and ran for another.
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Brock Swackhammer scored the other Clayton touchdown. D.J. Conner scored for Knightdale (1-6, 1-2).
J.F. Webb 37, Chapel Hill 19: J.F. Webb’s Joseph McAllister returned the opening kickoff of the second half back 77 yards for a touchdown and Tyrone Clark Jr. had 135 yards on 20 carries, including three rushing touchdowns in the first half, for the Warriors (2-5, 1-1). Chapel Hill (2-5, 0-2) was undone by three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Unique Heggie returned the last pick for a 37-yard touchdown.
No. 1 Middle Creek 65, Cary 0: The Mustangs (6-0, 2-0 Southwest Wake 4A) scored a whopping 41 points in the first quarter to roll over the winless Imps (0-6, 0-2).
Southeast Raleigh 39, Rolesville 0: Southeast Raleigh raced to a 33-point halftime lead en route to a comfortable Greater Neuse River 4A win at John H. Baker Jr. Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2) never let Rolesville (1-6, 0-3) get anything going offensively, holding the Rams to just 81 first-half yards and 176 for the night.
Jeff Onygubule scored three rushing touchdowns and led the hosts with 51 yards on the ground while Nick Thomas hit Tyler Williams for a 67-yard touchdown on a double-pass in the first quarter. Chris Branch paced the Rams with 73 all-purpose yards
Wake Christian 42, Harrells Christian 0: Nathaniel Williams threw for three touchdowns and Connor Collins rushed for two more as the Bulldogs (6-0, 1-0 NCISAA Big East) jumped on top of the Crusaders (3-4, 0-1) early. Williams finished with 134 yards passing and the Bulldogs amassed 207 yards rushing to set up a huge showdown with conference for Ravenscroft next week.
No. 14 Wakefield 42, Enloe 10: Wakefield’s Andrew Bennett starred on both sides of the ball in leading his Wolverine football team (5-1, 2-0 Cap-8 4A). Bennett got the start with Matt McKay sitting out the first quarter and scored twice, once in the air and once on the ground. McKay took over in the second quarter but did most of his damage on the ground, finishing with 76 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Late in the fourth quarter, Bennett scored a third time on a 68-yard fumble recovery.
Enloe (2-4, 0-2) was led by running back Hamilton Moore. Moore broke off a 67-yard run on the first play of the second half and finished the game with 150 yards on 13 carries. The Eagles also got a boost before halftime with a 27-yard hail mary from Carleon Merritt to Larry Parker.
No. 10 West Johnston 43, East Wake 7: Senior running back Tony Mack accounted for all of the Wildcats scoring on six first-half touchdown runs as West Johnston (6-0, 3-0 Greater Neuse River 4A) spoiled homecoming for East Wake (2-5, 0-3).
Mack scored on a 47-yard scoot down the right side on the second play of the game. He added touchdown runs of 2, 4, 8, 23 and 70 yards that set West up 43-0 at halftime. East Wake’s score came in the final minute of the game on a 3-yard pass from Bishop Hill to Justin Harrington.
Bartlett Yancey 36, Southern Vance 12
No. 11 Cardinal Gibbons 29, Riverside 6
Grace Christian Raleigh 60, Cary Christian 34
James Kenan 49, Rosewood 13
No. 25 J.H. Rose 20, South Central 19
Metrolina Christian 27, North Raleigh Christian 14
New Bern 26, Eastern Wayne 0
North Moore def. South Davidson (forfeit)
North Pitt 33, Northside (Pinetown) 14
North Stanly 51, Chatham Central 8
Ravenscroft 39, Granville Central 27
Rocky Mount Academy 23, Arendell Parrott 12
Southampton Academy (Va.) 34, St. David’s 16
Southern Durham 41, Northern Vance 3
Spring Creek 53, Hobbton 14
Trinity Christian 60, Word of God 12
No. 20 Southern Lee at No. 19 Triton - Saturday, 6 p.m.
Cape Fear at Overhills - Saturday, 8 p.m.
Warren County at Louisburg - Monday, 6 p.m.
Hunt at Corinth Holders - Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Douglas Byrd at No. 16 Lee County - Monday, 7 p.m.
Northwood at No. 6 Orange - Monday, 7 p.m.
Terry Sanford at Union Pines - Monday, 7 p.m.