Broughton 26, Cary 16: Broughton forced seven Cary turnovers en route to fending off the Imps 26-16 Friday night.
The Caps’ Brandon Codrington recovered a Cary fumble on the opening kickoff, setting up Tyair's Smith’s 29-yard TD catch and a 7-0 lead 15 seconds into the game. Codrington also had one of the Broughton secondary’s five interceptions, and Tynias Peace had one of his own, which he returned for a 35-yard touchdown.
No. 21 Bunn 70, Northwest Halifax 6: Bunn delivered 56 points in the first half alone and never looked back. The Wildcats (2-0) came through with 333 total yards of offense, including 93 on the ground from Quentin Perry. Teammate Deaundra Moses chipped in with 72 yards on the ground. Northwest Halifax, which gave up 70 points for the second consecutive weekend, found the end zone on the final play of the game, but still dropped to 0-2 overall.
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Fike 28, East Wake 6: Fike (1-1) scored all the points it needed in the first half. Golden Demons quarterback Gage West threw for one touchdown and ran for another.
Syquan Hutchinson’s 41-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds remaining before the end of the first quarter gave Fike a 14-0 lead, and West’s 1-yard plunge with 1:46 remaining before halftime gave the Golden Demons a 28-0 halftime lead.
East Wake (0-2), which only mustered 77 yards of offense in the first half, finally scratched in the third quarter when Tyshawn Milam hit Justin Harrington for a 32-yard scoring pass with 4:34 in the period.
Franklinton 53, Louisburg 14: After a slow start, Franklinton rattled off 45 unanswered points to pull away for the victory, which was JeVar Bransome's first as the head coach for the Red Rams.
Junior quarterback Kyeon Spencer rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns to go with 28 passing yards to spark Franklinton (1-1), which also received 125 rushing yards and one score from senior running back Tyreese Williams. Louisburg (0-2), which led 14-8 midway through the second period, got two quarterback sneaks for touchdowns from Max Jones.
Leesville Road 35, Panther Creek 14: Cole Coleman had four touchdowns three different ways to help Leesville Road (2-0) defeat Panther Creek (0-2). Coleman caught, ran and returned an interception for separate scores.
Panther Creek’s Justin Smalls provided the main highlight of the night for the Catamounts’ home fans on a 99-yard interception return to make the score 28-12 in the third quarter.
No. 11 Millbrook 43, Knightdale 19: After the Knights put up 14 unanswered points to start the game, the Wildcats flipped the script, taking the 22-14 lead at the half on scoring runs by Larry Rountree III and quarterback Kenny McCray.
McCray scored three times on the ground, twice in the third quarter, and Shawntay Mills finished the game off with a 59-yard punt returned for a touchdown. Rountree finished the game with 93 yards on 10 carries, and McCray added 42 yards on the ground and 78 yards passing.
Knightdale’s scores came on a 2-yard run by Jalen Hodge and a 2-yard pass from D.J. Conner to Andrew Tuazama, with a 2-point conversion run by Conner.
Northeastern 27, No. 24 Northern Nash 24: Elizabeth City’s Northeastern High rallied with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to claim the road victory while improving to 2-0. Northern Nash (1-1) led 24-6 in the final stanza behind touchdowns from DeCarlo Royster (58-yard run), Elijah Brockington (12-yard run) and Da’Twan Harrison (88-yard interception return), along with a 20-yard field goal from Travis Smith.
The Eagles came up the eventual winner on an 18-yard TD burst from Treveon Freshwater with 1:10 remaining. Northeastern then came up with a pickoff to seal the triumph.
Southeast Raleigh 49, South Brunswick 7: Southeast Raleigh (1-1) scored early and often to earn their first victory.
Jeff Onyebule scored the game’s opening touchdown on a 17-yard run. He also took a 70-yard kickoff the distance right after the Cougars’ lone touchdown. Four different ball carriers scored for the Bulldogs, who rushed for 259 yards. Taurell Turner ran for 86 of them, including a 76-yard run late in the second quarter.
Triton 35, Overhills 14: Triton (1-1) overcame a penalty-marred first half and the loss of a starting QB to hold off Overhills (0-2) on the road, 35-14. Normally a running back, Isaiah Bryant was steady and in control under center for the Hawks. He scored on a 1-yard keeper late in the second quarter to give Triton a 22-8 cushion at the half.
De’John Williams rushed for 103 yards to lead all runners in the game. Triton got a touchdown from Randy Tapia, and two from De’Narius Staton as the Hawks piled up 334 yards on the ground. Triton’s defense was focused on trying to contain explosive Jaguars running back, Trevor Ennis. He got loose a few times, managing 70 yards. Latrell Loyd scored the two Overhills touchdowns.
No. 2 Wake Forest 56, Apex 7: Wake Forest took its foot off the pedal in the second quarter after jumping out to a 42-0 lead in the game’s first 14 minutes. Wake Forest ran for more than 200 yards to move to 2-0. Apex dropped to 0-2.
No. 20 Wakefield 34, No. 13 Holly Springs 31: The Wolverines converted a 4th-and-1 late in the fourth quarter, with N.C. State quarterback recruit Matt McKay scoring the winning touchdown on a 2-yard run with 2:40 remaining in the game.
No. 22 Cardinal Gibbons 55, No. 7 Southern Durham 42 (Thursday)
Cedar Ridge 55, Jordan-Matthews 6
Charlotte Latin 49, Northwood 14
Clayton 40, Corinth Holders 35
No. 6 D.H. Conley 54, Ayden-Grifton 42
East Chapel Hill 9, Carrboro 6
George Washington (Va.) 34, Athens Drive 14
High Point Christian 40, Ravenscroft 14
Hunt 27, Hertford County 12
J.F. Webb 50, Southern Vance 48 (OT)
Laney (Wilmington) 14, No. 3 J.H. Rose 13
No. 23 Lee County 27, Ben L. Smith 26
Nash Central 44, Smithfield-Selma 6
North Johnston 27, Rosewood 13
No. 8 Pinecrest 35, Riverside 0
South Granville 66, Chapel Hill 13
Southern Lee 41, Thomasville 7
No. 17 Southern Nash 48, Beddingfield 0
Village Christian 55, North Raleigh Christian 21
Wake Christian 23, Trinity Christian (Fayetteville) 14
Western Harnett 20, Harnett Central 12
Word of God 38, Rocky Mount Prep 16