Plymouth wins opener, NHS, SHS fallPublished 11:53pm Friday, August 30, 2013
The Vikings had to wait an extra seven days to play its season opener but it was worth the wait as the defending 1-A state champs exploded for a 44-6 victory over Riverside on Friday.
Malik Webb threw for a score and ran for another, while Demarkice Price racked up 89 rushing yards and a touchdown. Vikings running back Chad Dance finished with 81 yards, while Rafael Liriano had 43 rushing yards and a score. Raekwon Purvis also reached the end zone, while safety Adrian Moore returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in the win.
Rosewood 41, Southside 24
Southside fell for the second time this week, falling 41-24 to Rosewood on the road.
Dylan Lewis and Isaiah Moore each scored for the Seahawks (0-2, Coastal Plains) in the loss, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an inconsistent effort on defense that could lead to a roster shakeup this week.
“(Rosewood) had success running the jet and we just didn’t tackle very well. That will be corrected by next week,” said Southside coach Jeff Carrow. “We have a lot of adjustments to make. We’re going to have to take a look out our personnel, especially defensively.”
The Seahawks fell to North Duplin on Monday in a game that began on Friday and last night their offense had its moments but not enough of them.
“We got in a rhythm offensively at times but we didn’t score when we had key opportunities,” Carrow said. “We marched the ball pretty well. We had about 206 yards rushing but we need to do it when it counts.”
Southside will be back in action next week when it faces rival Northside.
North Duplin 28, Northside 0
One week after erupting for over 40 points in a win over Creswell, the Panthers offense suffered a critical setback on Friday as it turned the ball over six times in its 28-0 loss to North Duplin.
“We had six turnovers on offense and we feel like we had some missed opportunities,” Northside coach Keith Boyd said. “Offensively, we just can’t keep shooting ourselves in the foot.”
The Panthers trailed 7-0 early in the first quarter and drove the ball all the way down to the Duplin five, but a turnover barred them from the end zone and it was like that the rest of the way.
On the bright side, the Panthers defense played sturdy despite being on the field for long periods of time, holding the Rebels to 28 points despite the six TOs.