Grading Out: Playmakers lead Southside, Washington to wins

Published 12:03 pm Sunday, October 9, 2016

Southside and Washington both bounced back in big ways this week. The Pam Pack traveled to Farmville Central for its 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener, still searching for its first win of the season. It did just that. Washington took down the Jaguars, 21-10, to open league action 1-0.

Southside, on the other hand, was aiming to even its 1-A Coastal Plains record after being shutout by East Carteret a week prior. The Seahawks had a tough challenge in the form of a Northside team that had already beaten them in a non-conference meeting.

For the Pam Pack, an explosive effort from Suae Poe was instrumental in the win. He has been a driving force for the offense throughout the season and helped it find the finishing touch it had been missing.

Kyle Hill was also explosive for Southside’s offense. He knifed his way through the Northside defense for big gains on multiple occasions Thursday night.

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Washington scored three touchdowns in its win against Farmville Central. Suae Poe made runs of 63 and 70 yards to score two of them. He drew first blood, and Frederick Holscher pushed the Pam Pack’s advantage to 14-0. The hosting Jaguars were mounting a comeback, trailing 14-10, when Poe cut them off with his second touchdown run to make it 21-10.

He racked up 233 yards on 23 carries. Even when subtracting his two long touchdown runs, Poe picked up 4.76 yards per carry.


Kyle Hill has shown glimpses of brilliance throughout the season, but put it all together in Southside’s win on Thursday. His 19 rushes for 143 yards helped the Seahawks claim the Anchor Bowl over rival Northside.

Hill didn’t score a touchdown in the game, but his long runs helped set up the likes of Trajan Rhome and Zikijah Crawford for scored. Hill accounted for four points thanks to a pair of 2-point conversions.


Northside’s offense struggled to gain traction against a stout Southside defense, as well as the rainy weather. Chris Slade, generally used as a receiver, was able to move the ball with relative success, though.

He averaged 5.8 yards on his half a dozen carries. Quarterback Jackson Midgette found him open thrice for 11 yards, too. He had an interception on defense, too.


Last time out, it was Southside’s Cody Modlin that stood out as a receiving target for quarterback Marshall Medlock. The rainy conditions at Northside made it tough for Medlock to take to the air much. He only connected on 1-of-6 passes and was intercepted twice.

Medlock’s one completion, though, was a third-down, 25-yard touchdown connection with Ebron. Ebron then picked off Northside signal caller Jackson Midgette late in the fourth to ice the game.