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WJGSPORTS Scoreboard: Princeton, SSS, Cleveland win big in opening games

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C.B. Aycock 41, Rosewood 26

Smithfield-Selma 34, Spring Creek 0

The Spartans grabbed their first season-opening win since 2008, which was also the last time they have had a winning record at any point in a season.

“We took the opening kickoff to the house, and then it was on from there,” head coach Mike Parrish said. “It’s good to finally get that monkey off our back. The kids can finally just go out and play. Even with this being the first game of the year, people were still negative on us. The kids hear that stuff. This group uses it as fuel.”

Omarion Garrett took back the opening kickoff and added a rushing touchdown later in the game. Brandon Perry added another two touchdowns on the ground. Clevonte Watson also tossed a touchdown to Devon Roesch.

The Spartans will be on the road at Western Harnett on Friday at 7 p.m. Spring Creek will host Lejeune at 7 p.m.

Princeton 44, Pamlico County 16

The Bulldogs defeated the reigning 1-A East Region champions Pamlico County on the road 44-16 after a two hour lightning delay.

“That was unbelievable for them (the players) to be able to come back out focused,” Princeton head coach Travis Gaster said. “That’s all on them. They did an excellent job handling that adversity.”

The Bulldogs got two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions from Harley Bartholomew and Jaydon Brooks. As well as a touchdown from Nate Starling and Deontae Richardson. 

Princeton will host Granville Central on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Corinth Holders 20, Millbrook 7

The Pirates picked up their first win against a 4-A team since 2017.

Corinth Holders’ quarterback Matt Cozart scored twice in the game. Once on a 50-yard touchdown pass and once on a 1-yard TD run. Langston Robinson picked off a pass and Kambron Whitaker scored the other touchdown.

The Pirates will be on the road Friday night against West Johnston.

Beddingfield 7, Southern Wayne 6

A blocked kick by the Bruins was the difference as the Saints dropped the first game of the season.

The Saints haven’t won their opening game since 2011. Southern Wayne will travel to James Kenan on Friday.

South Central 29, Greene Central 28

Gray’s Creek 12, South Johnston 10

A missed field goal was the downfall of the Trojans in their season opener.

South Johnston will travel to Holly Springs on Thursday.

Hunt 36, Eastern Wayne 13

The Warriors will host crosstown rival Goldsboro on Friday at 7 p.m.

Richmond County 48, Clayton 2

The Comets will host the three-time defending 4-AA state champions Wake Forest on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Red Springs 42, North Johnston 0

The Panthers will travel to Rosewood on Thursday at 7 p.m.

New Bern 50, Goldsboro 6

Cleveland 26, Southern Durham 13

The Rams finished what they started on Friday, by beating the Spartans on the road Saturday, 26-13.

The Rams led 20-0 on Friday before the weather caused a delay. Cleveland was lead on offense by Omarion Hampton’s 24 carries for 195 yards and two touchdowns. In his varsity debut, quarterback Skyler Locklear finished 9-for-14 with two interceptions through the air and had six carries for 22 yards and two house calls.

On defense, Dakota Marquess led the team with 10 tackles. Hunter Morris added nine tackles of his own plus a sack and forced fumble. Isaiah Stephenson led the team in sacks with three sacks to go with six takedowns. Jacquez Durham also sealed the game with an interception to go with his four tackles.

The Rams will host Garner Magnet on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Harnett Central 7, West Johnston 0

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August 2019