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Aycock’s offense leads to win over rival Rosewood

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PIKEVILLE — C.B. Aycock used a high tempo offense and four Rosewood turnovers to win the Little River Rivalry, 41-26, in its season opener on Friday night at home.

Clay Matthews returned under center for the Golden Falcons after missing the last eight games of last season with a broken arm. Matthews was responsible for three touchdowns through the air.

“He’s our heartbeat for sure,” head coach Steve Brooks said. “We got all these other pieces that do great things, but he makes the whole circle come together.”

Seth Shepherd was the recipient of one of those scores. Alijuan Moore caught the other two touchdowns. Tae Jackson ran in two scores as well.

“It was great when we got out there and started rolling,” Matthews said. “I was grateful for the moment — it felt good. The momentum was great.”

The Eagles fumbled the ball four times, including once at the one-yard line. 

“You’re not going to have a mistake free football game — now a lot of the mistakes we made like turning the ball over, you got to get fixed,” Rosewood head coach Robert Britt said. “Some of the other mistakes are things we’re going to get better at. You play this quality competition in the first game of the season, and you play them well, we can still be encouraged about it.”

Dhimany Fenty scored the first touchdown of the night. Davien Thompson scores the next two. Will Harris tossed the last touchdown to Logan Merritt. 

C.B. Aycock will have its road-opener at Greene Central on Thursday. Rosewood will have their home-opener Thursday against North Johnston.

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August 2019