The Fuquay-Varina run game was in full swing Friday night, as the Bengals rushed for 407 yards to defeat Southwest Wake Athletic Conference foe Apex 49-14.
The Bengals’ defense also limited the Cougars’ ground attack to just 17 yards, and it helped that Apex leading rusher Ulises Santos did not play. F-V improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Tyrus Townsend scored the Bengals’ first touchdown on a 75-yard burst. Townsend also caught a touchdown pass, and David Honeycutt, Michael Roberson, Isaac Morgan, Chris Canada and Luis Padua also scored for F-V.
The Bengals play conference leader and N&O No. 1 Middle Creek on Thursday.
Duke Fruehauf led the Cougars (2-6, 2-3) with three touchdown passes.
Apex appeared to take the early lead late in the first quarter, but a touchdown pass from Fruehauf to Quentin Hunter-Colvin was called back for holding. The Cougars missed a field goal moments later, and then Townsend took it 75 yards to the house for F-V.
They Said It
“Our defense was flying around, but the pass D has to get a lot better,” said Fuquay-Varina head coach Jeb Hall. “We have a lot of work to do this week.”
Three Who Mattered
Anthony Barnes (Cougars): scored the Cougars’ first two touchdowns on passes of 43 and 24 yards.
Tyrus Townsend (Bengals): carried just 8 times for a team-high 127 yards.
Bengals defensive line: limited Apex to 17 rushing yards and hurried Fruehauf all night.
By the Numbers
218: Fruehauf’s passing yards
15: the number of penalties the teams combined for