No. 9 Bunn 70, Warren County 35: Bunn coach David Howle wrapped up the 12th league championship of his career as the Wildcats piled up 504 rushing yards en route to a Northern Carolina 2A Conference decision at Warren County in the regular season finale for both clubs. D.J. Jones ran for 255 yards on 21 tries for the Wildcats, marking the fourth time this season that Jones has eclipsed the 200-yard mark on the ground. Bunn will enter the playoffs with 10-1 mark after going a perfect 5-0 in the NCC. Warren County dropped to 5-5 and 1-4.
No. 17 Cleveland 70, Corinth Holders 56: Caiden Norman passed for 397 yards and six touchdowns as the host Rams rallied for the victory and outright Two Rivers 3A Conference title.
Norman's 7-yard touchdown pass to Tyson Dew with 10 minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter broke a 56-all tie. Norman's final touchdown pass was a 40-yarder to Jacob Scott with 2:08 remaining as Cleveland (8-3, 5-0 Two Rivers) outscored Corinth 35-7 over the final two quarters.
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Scott had 207 yards receiving and four touchdowns, and Dew rushed for 179 yards for the Rams. Mike Darden had 187 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Pirates (2-9, 2-3), who had a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns, including a 72-yard return by Josiah Adams with 4.5 seconds left in the second quarter to give Corinth a 49-35 lead.
Fike 14, Hunt 7: Brandon Atkinson hauled in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Jaelynn Melton in the third quarter for the winning points for the Golden Demons (6-4, 2-2 Big East 3A). Kenny Johnson had 127 yards rushing on 20 carries for Fike. Tae Davis finished with 109 yards rushing on 20 attempts for the Warriors (3-7, 0-4).
Franklinton 41, Southern Vance 14: Franklinton quarterback Kyeon Spencer contributed three touchdowns in the opening half -- two on the ground and the other through the air -- as the Red Rams finished off their regular season with a Northern Carolina Conference victory at Southern Vance. Franklinton (6-5, 2-3) was already ahead 24-0 at halftime thanks to Spencer's heroics before senior running back Tyreese Williams all but sealed the triumph with a pair of second-half rushing scores. Southern Vance finished at 0-11 and 0-5.
No. 3 Garner 58, Rolesville 7: Collin Eaddy rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns and fullback Anthony Stephenson also ran for two TDs for the Trojans (10-1, 7-0 Greater Neuse River 4A). Garner held Rolesville (4-7, 3-4) to minus-1 rushing yard on 13 carries.
Green Hope 27, Athens Drive 23: The Falcons (6-5, 5-3 Southwest Wake 4A) opened strong with Jake Walker completing 6-for-8 passes with three touchdowns, but the Athens Drive (4-7, 4-4) defense came alive, forcing three interceptions and forcing Walker into a 4-for-22 run to make it close and take a late lead.
Two Athens touchdown runs from Isaiah Henderson – who finished with 141 rushing yards in just over a half of play – kept the game close for the Jaguars. A 61-yard score from O.J. Flowers midway through the fourth quarter gave Athens its first lead of the game, but Walker shrugged off his struggles to hit Phil Hall for the game-winning 13-yard touchdown.
No. 24 Holly Springs 48, Apex Friendship 0: The Holly Springs defense forced five interceptions and a fumble and Broderick Taylor ran for 246 yards and two scores for the Golden Hawks (7-4, 6-2 Southwest Wake 4A). The Patriots (1-9, 0-8) were led by Dylan Elkins’ 21 passing yards and 22 rushing yards, and Jacob Kelley’s 43 rushing yards.
No. 23 Southern Lee 16, No. 7 Lee Couty 13: Cavalier senior Noah Terhune threw for 224 yards and Richard McCollum kicked three field goals to propel Southern (8-2, 4-1) to its third consecutive Brick City Bowl win. The win caused a three way tie atop the Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference between Southern Lee, Lee County and Fayetteville’s Westover. Ishois Tines scored the Cavaliers lone TD on a pass from Terhune, while Jahmir Smith and Jonathan Terrell each scored for the Yellow Jackets (9-1, 4-1).
No. 1 Middle Creek 48, Apex 0: Dominique Shoffner threw for 233 yards and five touchdowns in just over two quarters of football as the Mustangs (11-0, 8-0 Southwest Wake 4A) put the finishing touches on their second straight perfect regular season. Apex finished the season at 2-9 (2-6).
North Johnston 33, Washington 6: Trey Whitley threw for a touchdown and ran for another as North Johnston (7-3, 3-1 Eastern Plains 2A) used a quick start to upend Washington (3-7, 3-1). The Panthers’ Jonathan Gonzalez caught Whitley’s touchdown strike on North Johnston’s first possession and added a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the game over the Pam Pack. The Panthers will play for a chance to grab a share of the conference title next Friday at Farmville Central.
Northwood 47, Chapel Hill 0: Quarterback Alex Moore threw for 216 yards and six touchdowns, and running back Tyrell Baldwin recorded three total touchdowns while running for 147 yards for Northwood (6-5, 4-2 Big 8 3A). The Chargers jumped out to a 27-point lead in the first quarter, and scored on seven of its eight drives in the first half. Chapel Hill (2-9, 0-6) quarterback Alec Stough completed 11 of 27 passes for 109 yards in the loss.
Panther Creek 22, Jordan 8: Quarterback Anthony Burlingame and receiver Jalyn Epps hooked up for two long touchdown passes as the Catamounts (5-6) kept their playoffs hopes alive with a non-conference victory over the Falcons. Epps caught a 53-yard TD pass in the second quarter and a 67-yarder in the third. Jordan (1-10) had the ball inside the 30 six times but fumbled twice, had a field goal blocked, missed another field goal and also turned it over on downs.
Riverside 60, East Chapel Hill 14: Riverside running backs Jordan Parker and Kaligah Murrell combined for 378 yards rushing to lead the Pirates (4-7, 2-4 PAC-6 4A) by East Chapel Hill (1-10, 0-6).
South Johnston 49, Smithfield-Selma 6: South Johnston jumped out to a 43-0 lead at halftime on the way to win over rival Smithfield-Selma (0-11, 0-5 Two Rivers 3A). DeParis Patterson rushed for three touchdowns and more than 100 yards while Jaequan Wells added another two scores on the ground. The Trojans (5-6, 3-2) await their 3A playoff draw.
No. 22 Southeast Raleigh 24, Clayton 7: Maurice Nelson ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Bulldogs won their fourth-straight to wrap up the season. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-2 Greater Neuse 4A) also got 78 yards on the ground from Jeff Onyegbule. Clayton (6-5, 3-4) got its lone score on a 37-yard pass from Austin Cagle to Devin Carter.
No. 25 Southern Durham 67, J.F. Webb 28: Southern Durham quarterback Jalen Greene factored in on seven touchdowns, including six passing, as the Spartans (7-4, 5-1 Big 8 3A) defeated J.F. Webb. Senior wide receiver Santonio Maxwell had 81 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Greene registered 350 yards total offense as the Spartans won its fifth straight game. Webb (2-9, 1-5) quarterback Tre Harris threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the Warrriors’ final football game in the Big 8 Conference
No. 2 Wake Forest 44, Enloe 0: Junior running back Devon Lawrence racked up 169 yards on just eight carries with touchdown runs of 79, 28 and 26 yards to pace Wake Forest (11-0, 7-0 Cap-8 4A). Wake Forest got a safety on a blocked punt by linebacker Darius Hodge, who then returned the free kick punt 55 yards for a touchdown.
Enloe (3-8, 1-7) started with a 70-yard pass from Carleon Merritt to receiver Javon Johnson, but had a field goal blocked four plays later and amassed just 51 yards the rest of the game.
No. 9 Bunn 70, Warren County 35
Cedar Ridge 41, Northern Vance 14
No. 21 D.H. Conley 70, South Central 34
Fike 14, Hunt 7
Franklinton 41, Southern Vance 14
No. 10 Heritage 44, Broughton 14
No. 5 Hillside 58, Person 6
New Bern 49, No. 18 J.H. Rose 44
North Johnston 33, Washingotn 6
No. 13 Pinecrest 21, Hoke County 12
Princeton 74, Rosewood 52
Reidsville 71, Carrboro 0
Roanoke Rapids 27, South Granville 26
No. 11 Rocky Mount 14, Northern Nash 7
No. 25 Southern Durham 67, J.F. Webb 28
No. 23 Southern Lee 16, No. 7 Lee County 13
No. 6 Southern Nash 28, Nash Central 18
St. David’s 24, Rocky Mount Academy 16
No. 12 West Johnston 56, Knightdale 7