Southern Lee kept its dream of a conference title alive Friday night, topping Union Pines football 51-35.
The Cavaliers (7-2, 3-1 Cape Fear Valley 3A) could win out over the next few weeks and force a three-way tie for first place. It all starts this Friday with a home game against rival Lee County in the Brick City Bowl.
Lee County is 9-0 and led by its defense (8.1 points per game) and running back Jahmir Smith, who transferred from Southern Lee after last season.
The Vikings (6-4, 2-3) which are 1-3 after losing quarterback Ben Bowbliss for the year, were led by Justin Eberhart’s two rushing scores and 133 yards.
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Josh Polidori completed 17 of 31 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Jack Tercheria caught four passes for 78 yards and a score and B.J. Hackett caught a 51-yard touchdown pass.