Patriots rally for win, go to 3-0
Pinecrest 37, Beddingfield 25
After two Friday nights of racing out to huge leads, Pinecrest (3-0) fell behind 18-0 and came back for a victory Friday night in Wilson.
Beddingfield (1-2) led 18-0 early in the second quarter. Troy Roper's 37-yard touchdown run put the Patriots on the board. Roper's 54-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Christian Ledbetter gave Pinecrest the lead, 21-18, early in the third quarter.
Roper carried 28 times for 128 yards and one touchdown and had four receptions for 62 yards.
Ledbetter, a sophomore, went on to go 10-for-14 passing for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Ledbetter hit Cameron Brown for a 44-yard touchdown, then Kahner George for a 16-yard touchdown to build the Patriot lead in the second half. Brown finished with three catches for 60 yards.
Pinecrest will host Parkland at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
St. Pauls 36, Southern Lee 31
St. Pauls scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:45 remaining in the game and the final Cavalier possession ended with an interception as the Bulldogs (2-1) beat the visiting Cavaliers (1-2), who were on the road for the third straight week to start the season Friday night.
Cavalier quarterback Emond Caldwell and wide receiver Aaron Blockmon connected for touchdown passes of 22, 42 and 17 yards.
Blockmon's first touchdown catch gave Southern Lee a 9-8 lead in the first quarter. The second Caldwell-to-Blockmon touchdown drew the Cavs within a 16-15 deficit which was the halftime score. The third touchdown, set up by Conner Showalter's long kickoff return, put Southern Lee ahead 28-24 with 11:13 left in the fourth quarter.
St. Pauls got a 46-yard touchdown run by quarterback Malik Livingston to reclaim the lead, 30-28, 19 seconds later.
Ethan Helsman's 36-yard field goal, his second field goal of the game, gave the Cavaliers a 31-30 lead with 8:12 left to go.
Livingston passed to Chuck Walters for a 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Bulldogs back in front with 2:45 left.
The Cavaliers will play their home opener Friday night, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m., against Triton (3-0).
Union Pines 28, Providence Grove 20
The Vikings (2-1) got their second straight win thanks to a stand inside the Viking 5-yard line in the closing seconds on Friday night in Climax.
Union Pines held the Patriots on a fourth-down play at the Viking 4 with less than 0:13 remaining.
The Vikings rushed for 227 yards led by running back Kaleb Johnson carrying 23 times for 164 yards and a touchdown. Johnson's 44-yard touchdown run put the Vikings on the board first in the first quarter.
Max Yates passed to Tyler McRae for a 12-yard touchdown play to give the Vikings a 28-13 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Fullback Blake Lawrence rushed 15 times for 42 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings and Sam Parsons went 4-for-4 kicking extra points.
Union Pines will host Trinity at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Triton 48, Harnett Central 6
In Angier Friday night, Triton (3-0) opened the scoring with a 76-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Leggett to D'Angelo Harris and kept rolling to the first 41 points of the contest over a county rival.
Leggett hit Matthew Webb through the air for touchdowns from 8 and 15 yards for the next two Hawk touchdowns. Leggett finished 6-for-10 passing for 147 yards and those three touchdowns.
Juwan Thompson carried seven times for 65 yards and two touchdowns and Zach Wade had seven carries for 64 yards.
Daniel Evans, with five carries for 69 yards, and Thomas Staton, with 19 carries for 60 yards, led the Trojan offense.
Triton (3-0) will play at Southern Lee at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Harnett Central (1-2) will finish its 2013 Harnett County slate at Overhills at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Overhills 33, Western Harnett 3
The host Jaguars (1-2) got their first win of the season and first win under new head coach Rodney Barr Friday night against the county-rival Eagles (0-3).
Sophomore quarterback Deshaun Phillips connected with receiver Julio Martinez for a 2-yard touchdown pass putting the Jaguars less than three minutes into the game.
The Eagles, with Sergio Ramirez making a 32-yard field goal, made it 7-3 early in the second quarter.
The Jaguars rolled off the next four touchdowns to turn the game into a blowout.
Jacques Satterwhite caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Phillips and Martinez added a second touchdown catch.
The Jaguar defense came up with three interceptions.
Laron Gilchrist led the Eagle running game with six carries for 43 yards.
Overhills will host Harnett Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Western Harnett will host Lee County (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Chatham Central 42, Kestrel Heights 16
The Bears rebounded from a shutout loss to Jordan-Matthews with their first victory of the season Friday night in Bear Creek. Chatham Central (1-2) has beaten Kestrel Heights (0-3) three straight seasons.
Friday's contest was the last non-conference contest for the Bears, who will travel to face West Montgomery (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday for the first of eight Yadkin Valley Conference games.
South Robeson 60, North Moore 0
Robeson County's Mustangs (2-1) routed Moore County's Mustangs (0-3) Friday night at South Robeson.
South Robeson scored on running plays of 50, 45, 51, 50, 51 and 59 yards while gaining 513 total yards on the night.
Junior running back James Bond led North Moore with 22 rushes for 58 yards and sophomore wide receiver Aaron Richardson had five receptions for 44 yards.
North Moore will host South Stanly for its YVC opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Lee Christian 3, Grace Christian 2
Lee Christian and Grace Christian went the distance Friday with the Lady Falcons topping city rival Grace in five sets. The Lady Falcons (2-2, 2-1) will play another Carolina Christian match at Trinity Academy at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders (1-5, 0-3) played two five-set matches last week and they will play at Neuse Christian at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cape Fear Christian 3, Community Christian 2
Cape Fear Christian (3-2, 3-0) won a five-set Carolina Christian match in Wilson Friday night, remaining undefeated in CCC play.
Chatham Central d. South Davidson 25-14, 25-21, 25-14
The Lady Bears (1-6, 1-4) swept visiting South Davidson in a Yadkin Valley match Thursday night. Chatham Central will host North Stanly at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Cape Fear Academy 3, O'Neal 1
Cape Fear Academy (8-1-1) beat the visiting Falcons (2-6-1, 0-2-0) in a Cape Fear Independent match Friday. O'Neal has another CFIC match at 6 p.m. Thursday at Harrells Christian.
Chatham Central 7, North Stanly 2
The Lady Bears (3-2, 3-2) defeated North Stanly in a Yadkin Valley match Thursday in Bear Creek. Chatham Central will play at Queens Grant at 4:30 p.m. Monday.