Cary Christian 44, Grace Christian Raleigh 16: The Knights (2-3) stopped a two-game skid with a 26-0 second half to defeat the first-year, 8-man Eagles (0-6) in their first meeting. Christian Jacobson ran for 174 yards in the win.
Clayton 33, Harnett Central 22: Clayton (2-4, 1-1 Greater Neuse 4A) got a 52-yard swing pass-and-run from Landon Leiser to Courtlyn Victrum, and Derran Demps picked up a fumble and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. Zaheed Stubbs led Harnett Central (1-5, 0-2) with three rushing touchdowns and 72 yards on the ground.
Cleveland 48, South Granville 14: Cleveland (3-3) led South Granville (1-5) 27-0 after Thursday’s first quarter. Caiden Norman led the way for the Rams going 8 of 11 for 97 yards and two TDs while also rushing for a score. Joseph James was the leading rusher for the Rams with 10 carries for 104 yards and a TD.
Holly Springs 28, Apex 14: Yavel Morris picked off a pass just 49 seconds into the game and ran it back for a 35-yard touchdown to set the tone for the victorious Golden Hawks (4-2, 2-0 Southwest Wake 4A). Apex (3-3, 0-2) got two rushing scores from quarterback Grayson Boyd.
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James Kenan 53, Princeton 0: James Kenan (5-0, 1-0), the top-ranked 1A team in the state, opened Carolina 1A Conference play with a 53-0 win over the Bulldogs (0-5, 0-1). Princeton had 32 yards of offense.
Leesville Road 30, Heritage 0: The Pride (2-3, 1-0 Cap-8 4A) held the Huskies (2-3, 0-1) to zero yards rushing as quarterback Cooper Eason-Riddle rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another.
Middle Creek 50, Athens Drive 0: The Mustangs (6-0, 2-0) stayed unbeaten after dismantling winless Athens Drive (0-6, 0-2) on Thursday. Dominique Shoffner threw for 163 yards and 3 TDs, and ran for another in the rout.
Millbrook 35, Enloe 0: Larry Rountree III rushed for four touchdowns and gained 215 yards on just 19 carries to lift Milbrook (4-1, 1-0 Cap-8 4A) past Enloe (0-5, 0-1). Nic Vinson had a pick-six for the Wildcats in the shutout.
North Raleigh Christian 31, NE Carolina Prep 6: NRCA (3-2) was helped by a fake punt that backfired for NE Carolina Prep. Mike Dunmire ran for three touchdowns despite gaining just 20 yards.
Northern Vance 35, J.F. Webb 34: On Thursday, Brooks Falkner’s 31-yard field goal was the game-winner for the Vikings (4-2, 1-0 Big 8 3A) against rival J.F. Webb (3-3, 0-1). Kristopher Haywood completed 10 of 18 passes for 110 yards and two scores in the win, while teammate Darrell Hill (42 yards receiving) had a rushing and receiving touchdown.
Person 13, Jordan 10: Person pitched a second-half shutout, and Taymon Smith’s 7-yard TD run in the fourth quarter held up as the winner in the PAC-6 4A opener on Thursday. Jordan (0-6, 0-1) had a touchdown run from Maliik Marcin-Lewis. Person (4-2, 1-0) was led by Smith’s 139 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Scotland County 49, Panther Creek 13: Scotland County (6-0) rolled Panther Creek (3-3) on Thursday. The Scots, ranked No. 3 among state 4A schools by the AP, were led by highly touted running back Zamir White (29 carries, 198 yards, four TDs). Panther Creek wide receiver Justin Smalls caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Dom Samson.
Southern Lee 46, Douglas Byrd 8: Quarterback Ishois Times’ four rushing touchdowns helped Southern Lee blow past Douglas Byrd (1-5, 0-1) to open Cape Fear Valley 3A play on Thursday. Jarvis Jackson (9 carries, 122 yards, one TD) returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown for the Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0), and Times had 186 yards rushing on 12 carries.
Southern Durham 34, Orange 16: Southern Durham (4-2, 1-0 Big 8 3A) cornerback Albert Teet snagged two of the Spartans’ three interceptions and recovered a fumble. Orange (5-1, 0-1) running back Drew Lemaster ran for a team-high 80 yards, including a 49-yard score to keep the Panthers close in the first half.
Southern Vance 56, Louisburg 7: Mark Baldwin rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns, and Jerry Throckmorton passed for 112 yards and two scores as the Raiders (2-3) broke open a tight game late in the second period on Thursday. The Raiders finished with 477 total yards compared with 79 for Louisburg (0-4).
St. David’s 70, Northeast Academy 6: On Friday, the Warriors (5-0) scored on every first-half possession to lead 62-6 at halftime. Garrett Lewis completed two of his three passes for touchdowns.
Wake Christian 50, Fayetteville Christian 0: The Bulldogs (4-1) were led by Connor Collins, who had two blocked punts and recovered another for a touchdown. He also had a 17-yard touchdown catch. Six different players scored a TD for Wake Christian.
West Johnston 15, Southeast Raleigh 14: Tony Mack capped off a late 90-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run and the go-ahead two-point conversion to send West Johnston past Greater Neuse River 4A foe Southeast Raleigh, 15-14.
Quinton Brown went on to seal the deal for the Wildcats (2-4, 1-1) after intercepting a Dylan Parham pass with a little over a minute left. Mack and Andre Wilson led the way, as they combined for 255 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
Parham, a N.C. State commit, completed 12 passes for 247 yards and 1 TD. Anthony Richardson had 4 receptions, 112 yards and a score.
Bonitta Best, D. Clay Best, J. Mike Blake, Tim Candon, Leon Hargrove, Gene Hollowell, David Justice, Ryan Leger, Mike Mangan, Jessika Morgan, Geoff Neville, Tom Shanahan, Kelly Snow, Andrew Tie, Bill Woodward and Christian Worstell contributed.
Pinecrest 42, Q Foundation 6
Clinton 64, Pender County 13
Eastern Alamance 41, Williams 7
Edenton Holmes 50, Pasquotank County 22
Fairmont 42, South Robeson 6
First Flight 40, Camden 21
Gray’s Creek 20, Union Pines 7
Havelock 41, West Carteret 6
Hertford County 26, Currituck County 0
Manteo 48, Mattamuskeet 12
North Duplin 57, Lejeune 0
Northeastern 52, Bertie 12
Overhills 21, South View 15
Pine Forest 21, E.E. Smith 20
Plymouth 42, Columbia 8
Red Springs 41, St. Pauls 8
Rocky Mount 35, Hoke County 14
Rosewood 27, Hobbton 14
Terry Sanford, Westover 20
Wallace-Rose Hill 62, Trask 19
Whiteville 46, West Columbus, 6
Charlotte Country Day 35, Ravenscroft 2
East Montgomery 34, Chatham Central 0
Hoggard 52, South Brunswick 7
Jack Britt 28, Seventy-First 0
Lakewood 42, Spring Creek 8
New Bern 39, Southern Wayne 7
North Stanly 35, North Moore 10
Pine Lake Prep 32, Harrells Christian 20
Rocky Mount Academy 62, Community Christian 26
South Columbus 33, East Columbus 6
Southern Nash 49, Ayden-Grifton 35
Swansboro 40, White Oak 22
Moved to Monday
Bartlett Yancey at Western Harnett, 6
Bunn at Nash Central, 6:30
Cedar Ridge at Chapel Hill, 6:30
Corinth Holders at Fike
East Chapel Hill at Hillside, 6:30
Fuquay-Varina at Green Hope
Garner at East Wake
Granville Central at Franklinton, 7:30
Riverside at Northern Durham, 6:30
Rocky Mount Prep at Word of God
South Johnston at North Johnston, 7
Sanderson at Wakefield, 6
Smithfield-Selma at Northern Nash
Triton at Lumberton, 6:30
Wake Forest at Broughton, 6
Rest of East
Ashley at West Brunswick
East Bladen at Midway
Eastern Wayne at South Central
Farmville Central at Goldsboro
Hunt at Beddingfield
J.H. Rose at D.H. Conley
KIPP Pride at North Edgecombe
New Hanover at Purnell Swett
North Pitt at Greene Central
Northside (Jacksonville) at Jones County
Northwest Halifax at Northampton County
Richlands at West Craven, 6:30
Richmond County at Dudley
South Lenoir at East Duplin
Southampton Academy (Va.) at Halifax Academy, 6
Southeast Halifax at Roanoke Rapids
Tarboro at SouthWest Edgecombe
Topsail at Laney, 6:30
Washington at Kinston
West Bladen at Union
Moved to Tuesday
Croatan at East Carteret
Jordan-Matthews at Eastern Randolph
Southwest Onslow at North Lenoir