Eastern Wayne got Eastern Carolina 4A/3A Conference play off to a good start on Friday by clipping visiting South Central 25-24.
The Falcons were down 25-12 (18-12 at halftime) entering the fourth quarter and nearly rallied for the win. A late two-point conversion that would have won the game was stopped by the Warriors.
The Warriors were led on the ground by Matt Askew’s 95 yards and Zeke Best’s 8 of 14 passing for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
South Central’s Dexter McDuffie ran for 49 yards and a touchdown and completed 10 of 19 for 133 yards.
Eastern Wayne improves to 3-2 (1-0) under the first year of head coach Leander Oates while South Central fell to 3-3 (0-1).