Panthers, Seahawks fall, Vikes and Knights prevailPublished 11:54pm Friday, November 15, 2013
The Panthers postseason run came to an end on Friday as Northside fell 35-8 to Manteo in the first round of the playoffs.
A crucial second-quarter run by the fourth-seeded Redskins (8-3) proved to be the difference in their victory over the No. 5 Panthers (6-6).
After a scoreless first quarter, Manteo scored its first touchdown on a fourth down play with six minutes left in the first half.
The Redskins went on to recover an onside kick and capitalized on it, scoring on their ensuing drive to go up 14-0.
Manteo would cross the goal line one more time in the quarter to take a 21-0 lead into the break.
“We went down there and fought. I thought we played hard,” Northside coach Keith Boyd said. “We stayed on the field defensively a lot in the first half and they found a way to score on fourth down. … Then it went from ‘we’re still in this thing’ to looking up and seeing that we’re two touchdowns down before we even had a first down. That’s football.”
The Panthers scored their lone touchdown on a 40-yard run by Antonio Woods with two minutes left in the game.
Northside finished the year with a 6-6 record and Boyd said this season has been a success.
“We’re much improved,” Boyd said. “We had five seniors that played hard and the young kids stepped up and came along. We finished at .500 and that’s by far the best finish we’ve had in a while. We’re taking that as a positive going into next year.”
Vikings, Knights advance, Seahawks fall
The Plymouth defense gave a dominating performance on Friday as it picked off seven passes to help the No. 1 seeded Vikings down No. 8 Creswell 44-0.
Demarkus Price and Adrian Moore picked off three passes each, while Kevin Phelps intercepted one for a touchdown in the romp.
Quarterback Malik Webb rushed for 100 yards and threw for 73, while Chad Danced tallied 86 rushing yards and scored once.
Demetrius Davis rumbled for 73 yards and William Hollingsworth tallied 44 and a score.
With the win, Plymouth advances to the second round where it will host No. 4 Manteo.
In Riverside, the Knights crushed Perquimans 44-0 to move on the second round of the NCHSAA 1-AA playoffs.
Quarterback Clay Wagner went 6-13 for 127 yards and two touchdowns, while running backs J.J. Wilson and Malik Smith continue to dominate. The duo rushed for 163 yards each and combined for three touchdowns in romp.
Wide out Daniel Everett also came up big, grabbing five passes for 35 yards and a score.
Southside struggled on Friday, falling 44-6 to Pamlico in the first round. The Seahawks finished year with a 3-8 record.