Lumberton (1-0) 40, No. 21 Hunt (0-1) 0: The Warriors ran into a buzz saw on the road at Lumberton.
Northern Nash (1-0) 17, No. 22 Corinth Holders (0-1) 0: Corinth Holders was blanked on the road at Northern Nash. Chris McNeil and Zack Langley each scored touchdowns for the Knights.
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No. 1 Middle Creek (1-0) 50, No. 9 Wakefield (0-1) 7: The Mustangs opened the season by successfully defending their top ranking from a year ago. Dominique Shoffner threw for 168 yards and two scores while running for a third touchdown. Matthew McKay, Wakefield’s N.C. State-committed quarterback, was limited to just 77 yards in the air by Middle Creek’s defense.
No. 2 Wake Forest (1-0) 49, Panther Creek (0-1) 6: Devon Lawrence’s three rushing touchdowns sprung Wake Forest to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter as the Cougars pounced all over Panther Creek. Chris James hurled a couple of touchdown passes for Wake Forest while Joe Broucek caught a touchdown pass from Anthony Burlingame for the Catamounts’ lone score.
No. 3 J.H. Rose: Idle. The Rampants open their season on Aug. 26 vs. Wilmington Laney.
No. 4 Rocky Mount (1-0) 48, South Granville (0-1) 0: Rocky Mount led 35-0 at halftime in a blowout win over South Granville. Rocky Mount meets up with N&O No. 1 Middle Creek on Aug. 26.
No. 5 Garner (1-0) 53, Cary (0-1) 12: Five different players scored touchdowns for Garner in a big win over Cary. Collin Eaddy scored three times on just eight rushing attempts for the Trojans. Cary quarterback Keeyon Hicks scored on a 34-yard run and also tossed a 44-yard scoring strike to Darrion Burnette.
No. 6 D.H. Conley (1-0) 35, Southeast Raleigh 24: Unranked Southeast Raleigh hung tight with the Vikings in a game that was tied at halftime. Holton Ahlers threw for three scores and ran for another for D.H. Conley, which led just 28-24 after three quarters. Emmanuel Coward threw for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs.
No. 7 Southern Durham (1-0) 35, E.E. Smith (0-1) 19: The Spartans got their season started with a two-touchdown victory over visiting E.E. Smith.
No. 8 Pinecrest (1-0) 34, Overhills (0-1) 0: Nik Pry threw for 219 yards and rushed for a pair of scores as Pinecrest totaled 483 yards of offense to just 143 by Overhills.
No. 10 Cleveland (1-0) 56, Clayton 41: Caiden Norman and the Rams outlasted Clayton in a weather-shortened shootout. Norman completed 30 of 37 passes for 423 yards and six touchdowns as Jacob Scott and Jake Mason were both on the receiving end of two of those scoring throws. For the Comets, Devin Carter had 179 receiving yards and three touchdowns despite just five catches.
No. 11 Fuquay-Varina (0-0) at Harnett Central (0-0): Postponed. Tyrus Townsend scored on a 63-yard run early in the game before lightning forced a postponement. The game will resume at 7 p.m. Monday with the Bengals leading 7-0.
No. 12 Millbrook (1-0) 38, East Wake (0-1) 14: The Wildcats began their 2016 season by scoring on their first five possessions to pull away from East Wake early. Larry Rountree III rushed for 143 yards and a pair of scores for Millbrook while Kenneth McCray and Tyler Snead hooked up for a pair of touchdown passes. Mikekale Engles and Daniel Anderson each found the end zone for the Warriors.
No. 13 Hillside (1-0) 20, New Bern (0-1) 14: New Bern had an upset brewing until Tyhijar Green’s fourth-quarter touchdown finally put the Bears to rest. New Bern’s Davon Knight led all rushers with 73 yards as the Bears outgained Hillside 175 to 170 in total offense.
Fayetteville Seventy-First (1-0) 27, No. 14 Northern Durham (0-1) 10: Seventy-First, a Fayetteville power, outscored the Knights 13-0 after halftime.
No. 15 Holly Springs (1-0) 24, Hoggard (0-1) 20: Broderick Taylor’s career performance led the Golden Hawks to a season-opening win. Taylor amassed 373 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Tony Allen gained 110 yards and a score for Hoggard.
No. 16 Heritage (1-0) 51, No. 23 Green Hope (0-1) 6: Heritage picked up two defensive touchdowns and a safety while Gunnar Holmberg threw for 112 yards with a touchdown both in the air and on the ground. Sophomore Willie Taylor threw for 170 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons.
No. 17 Orange (1-0) 35, Person (0-1) 3: After trailing 3-0 after one quarter, the Panthers turned it on to cruise past host Person.
Franklinton (0-0) at No. 18 South Johnston (0-0): Franklinton led 22-19 with just under four minutes until halftime when the game was called for inclement weather. Play will resume at 6 p.m. on Monday.
No. 19 Southern Nash (1-0) 44, Northwood (0-1) 13: The Firebirds had no trouble with visiting Northwood.
No. 20 West Johnston (1-0) 45, Smithfield-Selma (0-1) 0: The Wildcats raced to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in defeating Smithfield-Selma. Andre Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as six different players reached the end zone for West Johnston.
No. 25 Bunn (0-0) at No. 24 Fike (0-0): Postponed. Weather got in the way before a kickoff ever happened and the game will be played at 7 p.m. on Monday.