Pam Pack lights up the scoreboard in Homecoming victory

Published 10:23 pm Friday, March 26, 2021

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The Washington High School Pam Pack set a program scoring record in front of a Homecoming crowd in a 74-48 victory over South Lenoir at Wagner Stadium.

WHS (3-1) scored 10 touchdowns on the night, including three on long runs from senior Jaden Hambric and two from junior Terry Moore. Quarterback Hayes Pippen ran for one and threw for two more, to junior Messiah Ebron and senior Juan Rosario. Senior Walt Gerard and junior Kentari Gibbs-Leathers also found the endzone.

The Pack broke open a 15-6 game with 30 points in the second quarter. South Lenoir (1-4) cut the deficit to 22-12, but WHS responded with Hambric’s 65 yard socring run, a blocked punt by senior Tysheed Dixon that junior Josh White recovered at the Blue Devils eight yard line and a scoring pass from Pippen to Ebron for a 30-12 advantage in less than three minutes.

Hambric was crowned the Homecoming king at halftime and responded with a 67 yard scoring run on the second play of the second half for a 52-20 advantage.

“We executed our offense almost perfectly and there were bright spots on special teams,” coach Perry Owens said. “However, we have some work to do on defense. We didn’t have the aggressiveness we did last week against D.H. Conley and we have to find the mental stability that it takes to be a great team. South Lenoir is the most improved team in the conference, and we couldn’t stop their quarterback tonight.”

WHS broke the scoring record of 67 points set against South Lenoir in 2017 when Owens was the offensive coordinator.

Windsor of Bertie County set the state scoring record back in 1930 when they beat Creswell of Washington County, 142-0.

The Pam Pack travels to Snow Hill for a Thursday match-up with Greene Central at 6:30.