Seahawks fall to Tigers|Area roundup

Published 2:44 pm Saturday, August 29, 2009

By Staff
Staff Reports
CRESWELL — The Southside Seahawks put up a good fight, but fell 28-22 to the Creswell Tigers on Friday night.
Creswell (2-0) held a 28-14 lead when Willie Ruffin returned an interception 105 yards for Southside (0-2), making it 28-22.
The Seahawks had a goal-line stand and took over at their own 1-yard line with 90 seconds to play. Southside got to the Creswell 20 before time ran out.
“We played hard and fought from the beginning,” Southside coach David Hines said. “We showed a lot of improvement. We still need to work on our tackling, but we’re getting better.”
Southside was hoping to win for former assistant coach Jeremy Jones, who lost his four-month old baby on Tuesday.
“The kids wanted to win for coach Jones,” Hines said. “They’re disappointed they couldn’t. Coach Jones called us right after the game and said he was proud of them for giving it their all, which is all you can ask.”
Southside plays host to Pamlico next Friday night.
Creswell will pay at visit to Mattamuskeet.
The Plymouth Vikings (1-1) picked up their first win of the year, running past Jamesville 50-0 on Friday night.
It was the season opener for the Bullets (0-1).
Ronnell Blount scored two touchdowns and ran for 95 yards. Dylan Watts picked up 125 yards and a score. Elmer Cooper gained 60 yards and punched one into the end zone. Jamera Blount added a 40-yard fumble return for a score.
Quadri Pettiford and Kevin Purkett also had scores.
Plymouth travels to Edenton-Holmes next Friday night.
Jamesville has a bye next week, before returning to action Sept. 11 at home against Columbia.
The Roanoke Redskins fell 32-12 to the North Pitt Panthers on Friday night.
Dwane Morning picked up 41 yards on 12 carries for the Redskins (0-1), who were playing their season opener. Morning had an 81-yard kickoff return for a score.
Aaron Baker returned a fumble 51 yards for Roanoke’s other touchdown.
The North Pitt Panthers (1-1) got 98 yards on seven carries from D’wone Moss.
Roanoke visits Williamston next Friday night.
Roanoke NP
4 First Downs 12
33-18 Rushes-Yards 41-252
31 Passing Yards 70
5-3-0 Pass-Comp-Int 11-4-0
2-25.0 Punting 0-0
5-3 Fumbles-Lost 6-2
10-60 Penalties 9-70
Scoring Summary
NP — D’wone Moss 62 run (Vonte Ward kick), 9:29, 1st.
R — Dwane Morning 81 kickoff return (run failed), 9:15, 1st.
NP — Darrian Jones 48 pass from Matthew Rankin (kick failed), :53, 1st.
R — Aaron Baker 51 fumble return (run failed), 4:04, 2nd.
NP — Shaquille Harris 18 pass from Wesley Warren (run failed), 38.9, 3rd.
NP — Brian Jones 5 pass from Rankin (Ward kick), 11:55, 4th.
NP — Kevon Heath 14 run (kick failed), 7:29, 4th 
The Williamston Tigers improved to 2-0 with a 20-0 win over the Edenton-Holmes Aces.
Williamston, last year’s Class 1-A state runners-up, play host to Roanoke next Friday night.