Top Three: Northside advances to state title game, Washington ends season.
Northside advanced to the 1A state championship game for the second time in school history, while Washington’s season ended a week too soon.
There were many outstanding individual performances again this week.
- James Gorham-the Northside senior ran wild in Gaston, N.C. Friday night with 248 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, including a 73 yard scoring sprint. He has 1,473 rushing yards with 23 touchdowns this season.
- Mitch Godley-the Panthers senior carried the ball 33 times against Northampton with 164 yards and a touchdown, helping Northside roll up 478 yards rushing on the way to the state title game.
- Hayes Pippin-the Washington junior quarterback completed 11-18 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown and ran 12 times for 50 yards and another score in the Pam Pack’s season-ending 34-23 loss to St. Pauls in the 2AA East regional final.
Honor Roll: Northside senior Tyler Modlin had 106 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns against Northampton. He carried the ball five times for 66 yards and returned a kick 40 yards. Senior Fred Taylor led the Panthers with seven tackles, while Will Godley added six. Junior Terry Moore led Washington with 128 yards rushing on 25 carries, while senior Jaden Hambric had 110 on 17 carries. Each scored a touchdown in the loss to St. Pauls.