Eagles run past Jets for second straight win

Sep. 29, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Western Harnett 26, Jordan-Matthews 14

The Eagles (2-4) made it back-to-back victories, scoring the last two touchdowns of the night to break up a 14-14 tie with the visiting Jets (2-4), in Lillington Friday night.

After a Jordan-Matthews touchdown to make it 14-14, Gartrell Barnes scored on a 25-yard run to give Western Harnett a 20-14 lead.

Laron Gilchrist added to the Eagle lead with a 40-yard touchdown run. Gilchrist finished with 10 carries for 101 yards as the Eagles totaled 308 yards on the ground. Barnes had three carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Darius Alston had 12 carries for 82 yards and a receiving touchdown, on an 11-yard pass from Austin Speck.

The Jets ran for 222 yards but lost their fourth straight game.

Jordan-Matthews is off until beginning Mid-State Conference play on Oct. 11 at Reidsville.

Western Harnett also has a bye this Friday. The Eagles will play at Corinth Holders on Oct. 11 in the first-ever Two Rivers Conference game for both schools.


Pinecrest 55, C.E. Jordan 7

The Patriots routed their visitors from Durham Friday night, scoring more than 55 or more points for the third straight game and going to 6-0.

Sophomore quarterback Christian Ledbetter had three touchdown passes and two touchdowns runs for the Patriots. Ledbetter carried for the first two Patriot touchdowns of the game. He connected with Kahner George for a 10-yard touchdown pass, the Troy Roper on an 18-yard touchdown pass, taking the Patriot lead to 26-0 in the second quarter.

Joe Anderson's 69-yard touchdown run on the first Patriot drive of the third quarter made it 33-7 Patriots. Anderson led the Patriot running game with 85 yards.

The Patriots, who have a bye week before beginning Southeastern play at Lumberton on Oct. 11, have won five of their six games by more than two-possession margins.

Rocky Mount 24, Triton 21

In Rocky Mount on Friday night, the Gryphons (5-1) scored a touchdown with 2:45 left in the game and ended Triton's 23-game regular-season winning streak.

The Hawks (5-1) rushed for 229 yards but lost three fumbles and two interceptions, including an interception to end their last possession of the game.

Zach Wade rushed six times for 103 yards and went for a 79-yard touchdown run to give the Hawks the lead with 8:29 left in the fourth quarter. DeAngelo Harris ran 88 yards for a Hawk touchdown in the second quarter.

Triton has a bye week before starting Two Rivers Conference play. The Hawks will host South Johnston on Oct. 11.


Union Pines 13, Westover 6

The Vikings (4-2, 1-0) scored 13 points in the second quarter, taking a 13-0 lead, and held on from there for their first Cape Fear Valley Conference victory since Oct. 23, 2009 in Fayetteville Friday night.

Senior safety Phillip Hall returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown for the first Viking touchdown. Fullback Blake Lawrence scored on a 2-yard run to make it 13-0 Vikings. Westover (0-5, 0-1) scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Kaleb Johnson led the Vikings carrying 23 times for 104 yards. Demarius Hampton had two receptions for 21 yards.

The Vikings will host Terry Sanford for a CFVC game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

East Montgomery 27, Chatham Central 0

The Eagles (3-3, 2-1) blanked Chatham Central (1-5, 0-3) for a Yadkin Valley Conference win at Bear Creek Friday night. East Mongomery led 13-0 at halftime. It was the third straight shutout suffered by the Bears.

The Bears will host North Stanly (4-1, 2-0) for a YVC game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


North Stanly 61, North Moore 7

The Comets (4-1, 2-0) rolled past the visiting Mustangs (0-6, 0-3) in a YVC game Friday night.

North Moore will try to break its 33-game losing streak as it hosts South Davidson (0-6, 0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. South Davidson beat the Mustangs 16-14 last season. South Davidson has scored six points this season.

South View 34, Overhills 19

South View (5-1, 1-0) took the lead for good early in the second half and spoiled the Jaguars' first game in 4A and the Mid-South Athletic Conference in Spring Lake Friday night.

Overhills led 13-12 at halftime and trailed 20-19 until a South View touchdown late in the third quarter. South View held the Jaguars to 50 rushing yards.

Sophomore quarterback Deshaun Phillips was 9-for-22 passing for 121 yards and two touchdowns, both going to tight end Chanler Renna as Renna had three catches for 58 yards for the Jags.

Overhills has a MSAC game at Cape Fear at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Clayton 49, Harnett Central 7

The Comets (5-1, 1-0) piled up 421 rushing yards while passing for four yards to roll over visiting Harnett Central (1-4, 0-1) in a Greater Neuse River game Friday night.

Senior Jalynn Bass carried for a 2-yard touchdown run and the Trojans were tied, 7-7, with the Comets before Clayton scored the last 42 points.

Harnett Cental will host Southeast Raleigh at 7 p.m. Friday.