It was a long time in coming, but East Chapel Hill’s 30-27 win at Carrboro made up for almost 10 years of frustration. Amier Alston ran for 231 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead the Wildcats (1-1) to their first victory ever against the Jaguars.
Kobe Andrade added 149 yards rushing on 27 carries, including some tough yardage to help grind out the clock in the fourth quarter.
East Chapel Hill’s running game overshadowed the 155 yards and four touchdowns by Carrboro’s Grayson McGee. McGee ran for touchdowns on rushes of 28, 30, 2, and 19 yards, and he caught three passes for 143 yards.
Alston ran for TDs on rushes of 12, 21, 22, and 60 yards. His last score, coming with 7 minutes, 25 seconds to play, gave East a 30-19 lead.
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Two fumbles in the fourth quarter proved costly to Carrboro, which scored its last touchdown on McGee’s 19-yard run with 3 minutes, 24 seconds remaining. McGee tacked on a two-point conversion run. But an onside kick failed, and when Carrboro got the ball back with 1 minute, 5 seconds left to play, it barely had time to get to its own 27-yard line before the clock ran out.
Bunn 72, Northwest Halifax 0: The Wildcats (1-1) scored just 33 seconds into the contest and went on to roll past the homestanding Vikings. By halftime, Bunn was ahead 51-0. The Wildcats racked up 321 total yards while limiting Northwest (0-2) to just 49 yards to go with four turnovers. Bruce Adams was Bunn’s rushing leader with 81 yards.
Cary 10, Broughton 7: A rushing touchdown by Isaiah Gibbons with 38 seconds left sealed the first win for Imps (1-1) coach Mike Kirst. Broughton (0-2) had a last heave from midfield, but Jeff Gavalier picked it off.
Chapel Hill 46, South Granville 29: The Tigers and Vikings (0-2) went back-and-forth early before the Chapel Hill (1-1) offense came alive late.
Charlotte Latin 48, Northwood 13: The Chargers fell to 0-2 on the season.
East Wake 40, Fike 27: The Warriors led 20-0 before Fike rallied to make it interesting. East Wake, the No. 7 team in The N&O rankings, is 1-1.
Franklinton 56, Louisburg 7: Franklinton’s 1-2 rushing tandem of Ricky Person Jr. and Tyreese Williams put up huge numbers for the Red Rams. Taking on his father’s alma mater, Person scored four touchdowns while rushing for 180 yards on only 12 carries. The elder Person was the Capital Area Conference Player of the year at Louisburg in 1997.
Williams tacked on 118 yards on 11 attempts for the Red Rams (1-1), who registered the final 49 points of the game. Louisburg (0-2) earned its lone touchdown on a 56-yard burst from Tyree Davis in the opening period.
George Washington (Va.) 60 Athens Drive 0: The visiting Eagles from Danville, Va., were up 40-0 at half thanks in part to N.C. State recruit Tim Glass. The Eagles forced four first-half interceptions on their way to the rout. Tre Echols threw for 54 yards, Terrance Johnson had a team-high 39 rushing yards, and Peyton Smith led the receiving core with 33 yards.
Green Hope 28, Jordan 6: Mistakes proved costly to Jordan (0-2), who committed five turnovers against Green Hope (1-1). Tucker Burkinshaw was 12 for 14 for 179 yards and three touchdowns while tacking on 42 yards rushing. N.C. State recruit Bryce Dixon hauled in two of those scores, totaling 110 all-purpose yards on the night.
Chris Francis was efficient when the Jordan offense saw the field, toting the rock 21 times for 153 yards and a touchdown.
Harnett Central 17, Western Harnett 12: The Trojans held off their old rival with defensive takeaways.
Hobbton 56, Chatham Central 8: The Bears fell to 0-2.
J.F. Webb 34, Southern Vance 18: The Warriors came away with a road victory.
Jordan-Matthews 40, Cedar Ridge 29: Both teams now sit at 1-1 on the year.
Lee County 21, Ben L. Smith 13: The Yellow Jackets, No. 13 in The N&O rankings, move to 2-0.
Kestrel Heights 50, South Wake Homeschool 6: Kestrel Heights senior quarterback Devante Barker threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a TD to lead the Hawks to a 50-6 win over Southwest Wake Homeschool at Bethesda Elementary School in Durham.
Barker completed 16 of 23 passes with TD tosses of 30, 51, 28 and 45 yards. Daquan Scott caught nine balls for 191 yards and two TDs. SW Homeschool’s Jackson Zacek scored on a kickoff return covering 40 yards after a penalty forced Kestrel to kick off from its 25-yard line.
The Hawks are 2-0 this year with two wins against homeschool teams.
Northern Vance 22, Warren County 0: The Vikings are 2-0 for the first time since 2002, when it went 11-1.
Orange 20, Northern Durham 13: Jackson Schmid found Bryse Wilson on a 44-yard touchdown pass with 52 seconds remaining to lift N&O’s No. 6 team past Northern (0-2). The Panthers (2-0) broke up two pass plays in the end zone to hold on.
Pinecrest 44, Riverside 0: The N&O’s No. 10 team had trouble moving the ball against one of the state’s best teams.
Middle Creek 24, Rocky Mount 21: Defense and special teams saved the Mustangs, ranked No. 5 in The N&O area. Johnathan Spencer returned a punt for touchdown, and Jamonte Richardson’s interception set up a Jared Shea field goal to retake the lead late.
DeAndre Jones was the top rusher for the Mustangs, carrying the ball 10 times for 57 yards.
Rolesville 33, Heritage 21: Rolesville picked up its first home victory in school history, upsetting the N&O No. 14 Huskies. Rams junior defensive back E.J. Hicks was clutch in the fourth quarter, intercepting two passes to end drives.
Rolesville never trailed the entire contest after scoring on the first play from scrimmage on a 75-yard halfback pass from Hicks to Colby Cooper. The Rams held the Huskies scoreless in the second half.
Rosewood 41, North Johnston 20: The Eagles reeled off 34 straight points after falling behind early to upend the Panthers. Rosewood amassed 405 yards of total offense to improve to 1-1 on the year while denying North Johnston its first 2-0 start since 2011.
Southampton Academy (Va.) 62, Grace Christian Raleigh 20: The Eagles scored more points this week in their second varsity game but fell to 0-2.
Southern Lee 22, Thomasville 18: The Cavaliers survive the 1A powerhouse Bulldogs to remain undefeated.
Wake Christian 35, Trinity Christian 14: Bulldogs led 28-8 at halftime and move to 2-0.
Wakefield 35, Holly Springs 21: The Wolverines (1-1) got 158 yards rushing from quarterback Matt McKay, who threw for 151 yards and three TDs. For the Golden Hawks (0-2), Tray Staten had 105 yards rushing.
Jeff Hamlin, Leon Hargrove, Michael Held, Justin Hill, Aaron Moody, Geoff Neville, Ian Pierno, Jonas Pope IV, W.E. Warnock and Christian Worstell contributed to this report.