Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

WJG SPORTS SCOREBOARD: Princeton, Corinth Holders remain undefeated

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Corinth Holders 50, Smithfield-Selma 0

The Pirates (4-0) put up 43 points in the first half to beat the Spartans (1-4) and remain undefeated on Friday on the road. 

The Pirates got three first quarter touchdowns from Kambron Whitaker. Marcus Bland added two touchdowns and an interception, as well as a two-point conversion on a botched snap during an extra point. Matt Cozart also has a touchdown run.

Corinth Holders will welcome in Cleveland next Friday. Smithfield-Selma will travel to Harnett Central next Friday.

Princeton 60, Wake Christian Academy 20

The Bulldogs (4-0) remained undefeated by beating the Bulldogs of Wake Christian. Princeton will host North Johnston next Friday.

Cardinal Gibbons 36, Cleveland 0

The Rams (4-1) were dominated by the Crusaders, which led to the Rams being shut out for the first time in school history.

Cleveland came in averaging over 40 points a game. Star tailback Omarion Hampton was held to 20 touches for 98 yards. Hampton came in the game averaging 20 touches for 234 yards a game. Signal caller Skyler Locklear had four turnovers, more than he had in the first four games combined. 

“We got to be better as a coaching staff because with the talent we have, we have to get in the end zone and make it competitive,” Cleveland head coach Scott Riley said. “Our kids played hard enough to make it competitive, so we got some things to work on. Lot of credit goes to Cardinal Gibbons — they’re a heck of a football team.”

The Cleveland defense allowed a season high in points. Hunter Morris had 15 tackles and Dakota Marquess has 13 tackles and a forced fumble. Keyshawn Monk also had 13 tackles. The Rams didn’t allow a score in the second half.

The Rams will travel to Corinth Holders next Friday. The Rams have a four-game winning streak against the Pirates.

Clayton 49, Fuquay Varina 34

The Comets (2-3) picked up their second straight win on Friday night against the Bengals. Clayton will host Heritage next Friday.

South Johnston 38, Western Harnett 10

The Trojans (2-3) got their second straight win over the Eagles on Friday night.

South Johnston will travel to Hunt on next Friday.

Greene Central 29, FarmVille Central 0

The Rams (2-2) took down their rival Jaguars at home on Friday night for their second straight win of the season.

Greene Central’s Zakvil Smith caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Hezekiah Pagan had 10 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. Cole Dawson completed six passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Lamar Pridgen also has an interception for a touchdown. 

The Rams will play North Lenoir next Friday to open up conference play.

Rosewood 60, Jones Senior 7

The Eagles (4-1) rolled over the Trojans at home Friday night for their fourth straight win. Rosewood has outscored its last three opponents 175-13. The Eagles will play Wake Christian Academy next Friday.

C.B. Aycock 34, North Johnston 24

The Golden Falcons (4-1) held off the visiting Panthers (1-4) on Friday night at home in a shootout.

“As a coach, you don’t want to get into a shootout, but for the fans in the stand, I’d say they got their seven dollars worth,” C.B. Aycock Steve Brooks said. “Hats off to them. They limited us touching the ball. They executed their offense well.”

Cameron Privette had 19 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown for North Johnston. Camden Aycock completed two passes for 56 yards on four attempts for a touchdown and ran 12 times for 80 yards and touchdown. Carsse Lucas caught one pass for 28 yards and a touchdown. 

The Panthers will Play Princeton next Friday on the road.

Alijuan Moore caught a 38-yard and a 13-yard touchdown pass from Clay Matthews. Eli Davis scored two touchdowns, a 12-yard run and a 75-yard kickoff return. Tae Jackson also scored a four-yard touchdown run.

The Falcons will welcome in South Central to begin conference play.

“We couldn’t have won this game without great support from the fans,” Brooks said. “This has a chance to be the biggest crowd in the last ten years at Aycock. We want a sellout. We’re going to need a big crowd for this one.”

North Lenoir 21, Eastern Wayne 20

A kickoff returned for a touchdown sank the Warriors to 0-5, their worst start as a team since 2011.

Wesley Case threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Joyner in the fourth to put them ahead before the kick return for a touchdown. Joyner has five catches for 105 yards and two scores. Case completed nine of 18 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. JJ Murray carried the luggage 14 times for 114 yards and Ben Mitchell toted the rock 14 times for 82 yards.

Eastern Wayne will kickoff conference play against South Central on October 4.

Westover 28, Goldsboro 15

A slow second quarter handed the Cougars (2-3) their second straight loss on Friday night on the road against Westover.

After going into the second quarter down 8-7 after JB Rhodes IV’s nine-yard touchdown, Westover scores two touchdowns to go ahead 22-7 at the half. Deontay Hooker threw a 83-yard touchdown pass to Jykeis Mclean in the third quarter. 

Goldsboro will be back at home next Friday against Beddingfield.

Kinston 44, Southern Wayne 9

Saints (1-4) lost their third straight game Friday night against Kinston.

Demoregea Coley carried the ball eight times for 71 yards. Tashawn Philips caught four passes for 61 yards. Jamari Leach completed three passes on six attempts for 44 yards while carrying the ball seven times for 19 yards.

Southern Wayne will welcome in D.H. Conley next Friday at 7 p.m.

South Lenoir 49, Spring Creek 14

The Gators (1-4) dropped their third straight game on Friday night versus South Lenoir.

Josiah Salo-Harris caught a 19-yard touchdown from Kaden Jones in the third quarter. Jones scored the Gator’s final touchdown on a 17-yard run. Israel Graham picked up two points on the ground.

TJ Johnson caught two passes for 80 yards. Tyrese Artis reeled in three passes for 58 yards. Jones ran nine times for 44 yards.

Spring Creek will take on Midway at home next Friday.

Triton 46, West Johnston 19

The Wildcats (0-5) fell to the Hawks at home on Friday night. West Johnston will host Western Harnett next Friday.

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