Top Three: Area running backs post big numbers
Washington is in position for another conference title after a 38-26 victory at Greene Central, while Southside played its way into the post-season conversation after a 52-42 win at Riverside. Northside fell, 50-48 in an overtime shootout at Pamlico County. There were many top performances this week.
- Kenjray Coffield-the Southside junior exploded for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 18 carries in the Seahawks must-win over Riverside. He also intercepted a pass.
- Jaden Hambric-the Washington senior ran for 167 yards on 15 carries and scored twice in the road victory over Greene Central. His 60-yard scoring run was part of the Pam Pack’s 30-point third quarter to break the game open.
- Jaqwan Cobb-the Southside senior cracks the top three for the first time this season with 157 rushing yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns against Riverside.
Honor Roll: Southside’s offensive line, which opened enough holes for the Seahawks to gain 479 rushing yards against Riverside. Senior Davion Carter ran for 105 yards and scored two touchdowns. Freshman Tequon Moore led the team with seven tackles.
Northside running back Mitch Godley had a team-high 125 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while James Gorham had 116 on 11 carries and scored three times in the overtime loss at Pamlico County. Senior Tyler Modlin caught a pair of touchdown passes. Sam Vansant led the Panthers with 10 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Senior Hayden Anderson caught two touchdown passes from Pam Pack quarterback Hayes Pippen, recovered a fumble and ran it in from 30 yards out, had 11 tackles and broke up two passes in the win at Greene Central. Pippen was 6-8 for 143 yards, while juniors Shavar Clark and Josh White led the Pack with 12 tackles each
The area high schools completed another successful week on the pitch, diamond and links before starting spring break next week.... read more