Friday night football round-up (9/20)

Published 11:12 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

Southside 41, North Duplin 32

A back-and-forth affair on Friday night was capped off with two Southside touchdowns to put the game away late in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks claimed their first victory of the season on Friday night to finish non-conference play.

On the first play from scrimmage, Hundley Stallings dropped back and tossed the ball to Kenjray Coffield and he took off 79 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks forced a three-and-out and drove down the field again for Coffield to score on a 35-yard run for his second touchdown of the evening to take a 14-0 lead.

UP-FIELD: Sophomore running back Kenjray Coffield springs to the outside for a big run against North Duplin. Coffield had two touchdowns on the night. (Mitchell Thomas / Daily News)

Duplin would score twice, but a missed extra point and two-point conversion would turn out to be crucial for the remainder of the game.

Davion Carter scored a touchdown with three minutes before the half, but it was enough time on the clock for the Rebels to drive down and score.

With the score 21-19 at half, Southside recovered an onside kick and Carter would score for the second time to take a 28-19 lead. North Duplin drove down the field, scored, and recovered a controversial fumble around mid field. The Rebels scored on the next drive to take their first lead of the game.

Some big defensive stands had to be made for the Seahawks to pull off the win, and with 8 minutes to go, they saw their opportunity. Southside quickly drove down the field after a 50-yard run from Jamari Nelson put the Seahawks first and goal. Carter powered his way in for his third rushing touchdown and put his team back in the lead at 34-32.

“Man, tonight, we faced some adversity in the third quarter when we got down, but we fought hard and pulled it out,” Carter said. “The offensive line had a heck of a game tonight, we couldn’t have done anything without them. This feels great but we’re gonna keep it going, though. We’re going to keep going.”

Carter ended the night with 16 carries and 194 yards to go along with his three scores. He also had a third down sack late in the fourth quarter.

After another big Seahawks defensive stand, the Seahawks iced the game with a 32-yard touchdown run from Nelson to cap all scoring.

“It feels good for us to come together as a team and everybody execute,” Nelson said after the game. “You get one person going and they start keying in on one person and it opens it up for the rest of us.”

BRINGING THE NOISE: Senior running back Jamari Nelson busts through the new Seahawks banner before the Southside victory over North Duplin. (Mitchell Thomas / Daily News)

Nelson had nine carries for 116 yards and a touchdown that put the game out of reach.

Right tackle for the Seahawks Andre Moore was key tonight in paving the way for the Seahawks’ backfield. He expressed his excitement after the victory.

“Man that felt great for us to come out here and do it front of the home crowd,” Moore said. “Them boys couldn’t do anything about it, man. We were firing off of the ball and doing everything coach was telling us to do, everything was clicking. That’s the best game we played all year.”

Head coach Jeff Carrow was proud of the way his team battled through adversity on Friday night.

“I told them before the game that it was time for our big time players to start making big time plays,” Carrow said. “The first three weeks when bad things came our way we didn’t answer the call. The resiliency of the kids and the coaching staff coming to work and getting the kids ready to go and they earned it.”

Washington 46, First Flight 15

The Washington pam Pack came away victorious for the second week in a row with another stellar performance from their backfield. On the ground, Antwone Godley, Jaden Hambric and Terry Moore all reached the end zone for the Pam Pack.

Through the air, Godley threw two touchdown passes to Isaac Roberson Cooper and Jaun Rosario.

Early on it was a defensive struggle. At the half, Washington led 16-7. Washington stepped on the gas in the second half and put the game out of reach.

“They presented us with a lot of different looks, they run a lot of different formations and are very creative offensively,” head coach Jon Blank said. “We started off slow, they were doing some things up front that were causing some problems, but our staff made some great adjustments and communicating with each other. Our adjustments gave us 30 points in the second half. Hambric had a good game tonight, Walt Gerard and Sherrfield Smith defensively, Rod Moore had a good game and even our secondary had a good game, they didn’t give up a whole lot.”


Manteo 40, Northside 28

The Panthers fell short for the second week in a row playing two good teams. The Panthers led early and swapped point with the Redskins for much of the first three quarters.

James Gorham led the Panthers rushing attack with 72 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, Zakkai Wilson chipped in with eight carries for 38 yards but the Manteo defense did a nice job of keeping them bottled up.

Senior quarterback Carter Boyd connected with Tyler Turner twice on the night and once for a 58-yard touchdown. Boyd hooked up with Tyler Modlin four times for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

Boyd was 8-for-18 with 242 yards and three touchdowns through the air tonight.