Athens Drive 82, Cary 34: Athens Drive (3-5, 3-2 Southwest Wake 4A) celebrated homecoming by scoring a school-record 82 points. Orlando Flowers led the way with three touchdowns and rushed for 205 yards, while five other Jaguars also found the end zone. Athens scored on all but one possession. Keeyon Hicks led Cary (1-7, 1-4) with three touchdowns.
No. 16 Bunn 28, Roanoke Rapids 17: Trailing by three points at halftime, Bunn delivered 14 unanswered points in the second half to rally past previously unbeaten Roanoke Rapids in a key Northern Carolina 2A contest in front of an overflow crowd at Roanoke Rapids’ Hoyle Field.
Bunn (7-1, 2-0) received 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns from senior D.J. Jones, a transfer who starred for the Jackets as a sophomore. Roanoke Rapids (7-1, 1-1) backup quarterback Jack Neville, pressed into service after an injury on the first play of the game, completed nine passes for 103 yards, with Marcus Allen collecting seven of the grabs.
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No. 12 Cardinal Gibbons 54, Jordan 13: The Crusaders (7-1, 2-1 PAC-6 4A) jumped out to a 27-6 halftime lead and had too much offensive firepower for the Falcons (1-7, 1-3) to handle. The backfield trio of Anton Stoneking, Jack Biestek and Dalen Spruill dominated for Gibbons.
Stoneking, the quarterback, had 234 yards passing, with three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. Running back Sincere Parker stood out for the Falcons with 72 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Franklinton 41, Warren County 35: The Red Rams (5-3, 1-1 Northern Carolina 2A) held on in double overtime as Tyreese Williams ran up the middle for the 12-yard, game-winning score. Williams rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns.
Warren County (4-3, 0-2) faced a fourth-and-goal to start the second overtime, missing a field goal which would have given them the lead. The Eagles, who trailed for much of the game, got the game into extra time with Trevon Jones’ 3-yard score with 27 seconds left in regulation.
No. 4 Garner 50, No. 17 Clayton 0: On Thursday, Collin Eaddy ran for 138 yards and had three total touchdowns as the Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Greater Neuse 4A) crushed the Comets (6-2, 3-1). Garner turned a 12-0 lead into a 35-point lead over a three-plus minute stretch of the second quarter. It is Garner’s third straight shutout and its second of the Comets (6-2, 3-1) in the past five years. (The first came in 2012.)
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Green Hope 36, Apex 23: Green Hope rallied back from a 17-0 deficit thanks to quarterback Jake Walker, who threw four touchdowns in the second half. Walker hit Jack Hunt, Blake Watson (twice) and Aidan Callahn for receiving scores.
Apex’s Duke Fruehauf threw two touchdowns, one to both Jon Heavner and Wade Clayton and Quentin Hunter-Colvin ran in a touchdown for the Cougars.
Hillside 34, Riverside 7: Hillside star running back Jamal Currie-Elliott rushed for 139 yards and had 62 receiving to keep Hillside (7-1, 4-0 PAC-6 4A)in a first-place tie with Person. Currie-Elliott, who rushed for more yards than the entire Riverside (2-6, 0-3) team, ran for TDs of 29 and 85 yards, and caught a TD pass for 62 yards. Hillside’s defense caused four Riverside turnovers (two fumbles and two interceptions).
Leesville Road 56, Enloe 24: Quarterback Vincent Amendola threw for 228 yards and four touchdowns and running back Cole Coleman finished with three total touchdowns in the Leesville Road (4-4, 2-2 Cap-8 4A) win. The Pride scored on seven of its eight possessions as it led 49-10 at halftime.
Landon Choboy led the Pride with 118 receiving yards on five catches and also recorded 11-yard touchdown catch. Enloe (2-6, 0-4) outscored the Pride 14-7 in the second half.
No. 6 Orange 42, Cedar Ridge 3: The Panthers (9-0, 4-0 Big 8 3A) gave up their first points in weeks but cruised by crosstown rival Red Wolves (4-4, 1-2)
Ravenscroft 46, North Raleigh Christian 21: The Ravens (4-5 1-1 Big East Independent) downed the Knights (2-6, 0-3) thanks to 190 yards rushing by Donald Fuller.
No. 15 Sanderson 61, Broughton 14: Justin Dunn passed for 266 yards and four touchdowns to lead visiting Sanderson (6-2, 2-2 Cap-8 4A) to the easy victory over Broughton (2-6, 0-4). Dunn completed 10 of 15 passes as the Spartans led 41-7 at halftime.
Trent Pennix had a pair of first-quarter touchdown runs for Sanderson, his 9-yarder with 7:26 to go putting Sanderson ahead 14-0. Tyair Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for Broughton.
Scotland County 20, No. 3 Pinecrest 13: The Patriots (7-1, 1-1 Southeastern 4A) saw a 13-7 halftime lead disappear in a loss to the No. 1-ranked team in 4A, according to the AP. Scotland (8-0, 2-0) got 157 rushing yards from Zamir White. Malyke Justice had 93 yards rushing and one touchdown.
St. David’s 70, Cary Christian 24: The Warriors (6-2) snapped a two-game losing skid in a major way by jumping out to a 38-12 halftime lead on the Knights (1-5).