Pam Pack wins second straight

Published 9:33 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Washington High School broke open a close game with 22 points in the fourth quarter for a 45-22 non-conference victory at Northampton County Tuesday night.

The Pam Pack (4-2) routed Farmville Central, 62-6, on Homecoming Friday, then bounced back with a win in a make-up of a match scheduled for Sept. 10.

WHS trailed 22-15 with two minutes to go in the first half, but senior quarterback hit Christian Norman for a 45-yard completion, then found Terry Moore for a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 23-22 halftime lead.

“Northampton (4-2) is ranked third in the East in 1A and they were not an easy out,” coach Perry Owens said. “We felt like we had to make up the game to help our RPI for playoff seeding and this game will help us. They challenged us and we made the defensive adjustments to shut them out in the second half.”

The defense held on downs to begin the fourth quarter and the offense marched 70 yards, capped by Jonathan Richardson’s two yard scoring run for a 31-22 advantage.

Chris Carter intercepted his fifth pass this season to set up Moore’s 40-yard run to make it 39-22, then Pippin, playing free safety, recovered a fumble and took it 70 yards to make the final score 45-22.

Pippin hit Ryan Spruil with a 49-yard pass in the first quarter and Moore scored on a 30 yard run after Dawson Mitchell blocked a punt in the second quarter.

“I’m proud of our defensive coaches for making the right adjustments in the second half and I’m proud of our kids for executing them,” Owens said. “We have a quick turnaround, but I think we’ll be ready to go.”

Washington returns to conference play Friday in Snow Hill against Greene Central.