Top performances from week two

Published 3:34 pm Monday, September 2, 2019

Three out of four area teams couldn’t scratch the win column in week two, with the only winner being the Northside Panthers in a 21-7 victory at North Duplin on Friday night. Even the East Carolina University Pirates struggled in their season opener at North Carolina State, but there were some players that turned in some quality performances.

The Pam Pack (1-1) couldn’t overcome the Tarboro Vikings on Friday night, falling 47-0 at Choppy Wagner field. However, Mykell Warren and Walt Gerard still stood out on the defensive side of the ball. Warren had eight tackles and a sack while Gerard ended up with six. Tysheed Dixon also tallied a sack on the evening. Warren also found some space on some running plays, including one 25-yard rush.

Southside played in a shootout in Holly Ridge on Friday night, as the senior laden Bulldogs of Dixon High School outscored the Seahawks 48-34. However, Seahawks’ quarterback Hundley Stallings completed quite a few passes on the evening to a plethora of receivers. Jamari Nelson, Ty’Nahj Smith, Daveion McCraw and Davion Carter all chipped in with catches. James Main came in and played hard at the linebacker position with Keywon Campbell and Shantez Clark out with injuries.

The Panthers (2-0) came away with a win down in Duplin, and quarterback Carter Boyd threw his first touchdown pass of the season and in his career. So far this season, Boyd has completed 14-of-24 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Turner caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Boyd on Friday night. Turner ended the night with three catches.

Senior running back Zakkai Wilson now has four rushing touchdowns on the season after having two against the Rebels on Friday night. Wilson has 135 rushing yards through the season’s first two contests.

The Pungo Christian Academy Raiders (0-2) dropped their contest to Northeast Academy on Friday afternoon, but Eddy Credle threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Bishop in the second half of the game. Credle also had an interception on defense in the first half of the game.

The ECU Pirates lost 34-6 in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon, but quarterback Holton Ahlers played relatively well. On the first drive, he led the Pirates right down the field going 6-for-6 on his passes. Once they got inside the 10-yard line, a run up the middle was fumbled into the end zone, and it was all Wolfpack from that point forward. Ahlers finished 22-of-39 passing for 168 yards and an interception.