Cardinal Gibbons 49, Athens Drive 27: Cardinal Gibbons Jack Biestek scored two touchdowns receiving and one rushing and Dalen Spruill rushed for 167 yards and a TD to lead the Crusaders in the first game played at Athens Drive’s new Jaguar Stadium. Isaiah Henderson scored the Jaguars’ first TD and finished with 126 yards rushing.
Cedar Ridge 60, Carrboro 0: Kevin Wright of Cedar Ridge returned one of his two interceptions Friday night 70 yards for a touchdown to highlight the Red Wolves’ 60-0 victory over Carrboro. Cedar Ridge started all but two possessions inside Jaguar territory, and London Saunders led Cedar Ridge’s rushing with just 46 yards on 11 carries, scoring on runs of 6 and 3 yards.
No. 6 D.H. Conley 35, Southeast Raleigh 23: Greenville’s D.H. Conley dominated Southeast Raleigh in the second half behind a stout defensive line and pick-6 from linebacker Chris Smith to win 35-24. Vikings quarterback Holton Ahlers threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns and also ran in a score. Emmanuel Coward led the Bulldogs with 121 yards passing and a touchdown.
Enloe 58, Bartlett-Yancey 35: All good things must come to an end, but thankfully some bad things do as well. Enloe got its first win since 2014 with a road win against Bartlett-Yancey.
No. 15 Holly Springs 24, Hoggard 20: Holly Springs (1-0) won its home opener behind a career night from running back Broderick Taylor. Taylor racked up 373 rushing yards and three touchdowns that included sprints of 90 and 55 yards.
Tony Allen (110 yards) and Rashod Wallace (92) combined for over 200 yards on the ground for the Vikings (0-1) in a game that featured six lead changes.
North Johnston 42, Louisburg 14: Jon Riba’s head coaching career at North Johnston got off to a strong start as the Panthers scored on their first two possessions and never trailed in the regular season opener for both clubs.
North Johnston junior quarterback Trey Whitley had a huge game as he passed for 104 yards and four touchdowns to go with 95 rushing yards on just five carries. Louisburg’s Quamon Person delivered 115 yards on 14 carries, including a 54-yard touchdown burst. He also caught a 44-yard TD pass from Cale Bolton late in the fourth quarter.
Northern Nash 17, No. 22 Corinth Holders 0: The Knights picked up a shutout in their opener at home. Northern Nash had a 5-yard touchdown run from Chris McNeil in the second period to lead 10-0 at the break. The Knights tacked on some insurance early in the fourth quarter when Tyler Polensky connected with Zack Langley for a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Northern Vance 42, East Chapel Hill 0: Led by quarterback Elijah Stewart, the Northern Vance Vikings defeated the East Chapel Hill Wildcats by a final score of 42-0. Stewart rushed for a three-yard touchdown and threw two more touchdowns to Julye’jawhan Boyd and Dykim Yancy in the first half, helping Northern Vance to a 28-0 lead at the break.
Mujahid Turner had two sacks in the first half for East.
Wake Christian 48, Chatham Central 0: Wake Christian opened its football season with a dominating 48-0 victory over the visiting Chatham Central Bears. Junior quarterback Nathaniel Williams connected with Paul Gore for a 51 yard passing touchdown on the opening play of the game and the Bulldogs defense held the Bears to 95 yards of total offense.
No. 13 Hillside 20, New Bern
No. 7 Southern Durham 35, E.E. Smith 19
No. 8 Pinecrest 35, Overhills 0
No. 10 Cleveland 56, Clayton 41
Leesville Road 38, Jordan 0
Terry Sanford 48, Rolesville 21
Fuquay-Varina and Harnett Central will resume on Monday at 7 p.m. Each team ran three plays before lightning ended the game. Tyrus Townsend’s 63-yard touchdown run has Fuquay up 7-0.
Franklinton leads No. 18 South Johnston 22-19 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left until halftime. It will resume at South Johnston on Monday at 6 p.m.
Apex and Broughton will resume at noon Saturday with the host Caps leading 35-22 at halftime.
Host No. 24 Fike and No. 25 Bunn moved their game to Monday before the game began.