FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Pack stays the course

Published 11:42 pm Friday, October 24, 2014



WILSON — Senior running back Markel Spencer found the end zone three times Friday night, as the Pam Pack routed Beddingfield on the road, 47-13. The victory marked the seventh-straight for a red hot Washington team looking to repeat as Eastern Plains Conference champions.

It took just three minutes for Spencer to notch his first touchdown against a Bruins defense that has struggled to contain the run this season. However, Beddingfield’s offense, powered by its dynamic running back Keshai Lindsey, was able to slowly but efficiently move up the field early. Lindsey found the end zone with three minutes to go in the first quarter, but that would be the closest the Bruins would come to securing a lead all night.

A 45-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Patrick Thompson to Javon Whitney reclaimed the lead for the Pam Pack and set the tone for the rest of the contest.

Washington capped off the half with a touchdown run from Rayekwon Satterwaithe in the final seconds, giving the visiting team a 20-7 lead.

Spencer and Satterwaite would find the end zone again in the second half, while a booming 75-yard run from Stepfon Rodman in the fourth quarter put an exclamation point on a big victory.

With the win, Washington continues its storybook season and improves to 8-1 (3-0 EPC). The Pam Pack hosts the North Pitt Panthers next week.



CHOCOWINITY — Three Seahawks tailbacks rushed for over 70-plus yards apiece in a beat down of the Mariners Friday night.

Following a quiet offensive first quarter, one that featured a 38-yard run and two interceptions on defense from junior Matt Baxter, Southside ballooned its one-score lead in the second. Junior Lawrence Brown kicked off the quarter with an 88-yard touchdown run, while Donshae Miller followed suit with two scores in the final minutes before the break.

Southside led 32-8 at the half and, a few defensive miscues aside, continued to pile on the points through the final 24 minutes.

After a couple of defensive standoffs to start the third quarter, Brown and junior Dylan Lewis began to pick up yards in bunches. A 30-yard connection from quarterback Marshall Medlock placed Southside on the three-yard line, where senior Lewis was able to punch it in for six.

Brown found the end zone one more time in the fourth for the final Southside touchdown of the night.

“We were balanced on the run attack again. Brown had a couple long runs that popped,” said head coach Jeff Carrow. “I think the story tonight was how our defense played. We had five interceptions and were extremely physical with our tackling.”

Southside’s offense chalked up 442 yards of total offense and committed just six penalties. Brown notched 142 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, while Miller finished with 79 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.

With the win, Southside improves to 7-2 (3-0 Coastal Plains) and will look to continue its offensive success next week at Lejeune.



TRENTON — The Panthers put an end to their sixth-game losing streak Friday night with a double-overtime road win against the Trojans.

In what is the best individual performance of the season among county players thus far, Northside senior Rockne Butler ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

With the score tied at 20 at the end of regulation, Jones Senior struck first, but Northside was able to answer and push the game to a second overtime. After a quick Panthers’ touchdown, it was their defense, one that has labored through the losing streak, which came through with the game-winning fumble recovery.

“We have some people hurt and we’ve been in a bit of disarray, we’re dressing 18-19 kids now. We feel like we have a group now that really cares,” said head coach Keith Boyd. “What this does for their confidence, regardless of the records, that was a really good football team we played tonight. It’s easy to quit, especially when you’ve dropped six in a row, but to go on the road and battle like that, I can’t even put it into words what it means to our kids.”

Quarterback Noel Howson finished with 157 yards on the ground, while scatback Kermani Slade notched 36 yards and a touchdown.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-6 (1-2 CPC) and will face East Carteret in Beaufort next week.