Northside falls to Pamlico County in second game in five days

Published 12:52 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018


For the Daily News

BAYBORO — The Pamlico Hurricanes dominated from the start against Northside, using their rushing attack to score at will en route to a 59-7 victory yesterday.
The Hurricanes’ (5-0, 1-0 1A Coastal Plains Conference) offense got off to a fast start as they scored on their first three possessions of the opening quarter. In that same period, the Panthers (3-4, 0-2 1A CPC) didn’t muster up a first down and went three and out on their first four possessions. As the whistle blew to end the first quarter, the Hurricanes led 17-0.
It didn’t get much better for Northside in the second quarter. The Hurricanes added 21 more points, including a bizarre safety to go up 38-0 midway through the second quarter. Then, Northside finally found the end zone on a long kickoff return by James Gorham. However, the Hurricanes answered right back with two more rushing touchdowns to put them up 51-7 at halftime.
Pamlico added a touchdown and a two-point conversion late in the third quarter to provide the final scoring margin. Overall, Northside head coach Keith Boyd had a lot of talking points, including how the quick four-day turnaround from his team’s last game on Friday impacted his team’s performance yesterday.
“We got to do what we can to get these games in,” Boyd said. “Playing on a short week doesn’t mean it should be used as an excuse. We have to pay attention to details and execute the game plan. We have to play with some tenacity and effort.”
The Panthers will have a 10-day layoff until they play at South Creek on Oct. 12. They will be looking to get their record back to .500 and Boyd shared his thoughts on that game and the mini bye week the Panthers will have.
“We have to change our attitude if we want to have a chance [against South Creek],” Boyd said. “You got to play the game of football the right way. Right now, our want to and desire is not there and we need that for next week or we won’t get the results we want to get.”