Top Three-Godley runs wild

Published 5:01 pm Monday, November 1, 2021

The final week of the high school football season produced several outstanding performances, but none topped Mitch Godley’s.


  1. Mitch Godley-the Northside senior fullback ran for 333 yards on 25 carries and scored seven touchdowns in the Panthers 77-40 victory at Pamlico County. He has 1,468 yards and 18 touchdowns as Northside has a first round bye as the second seed in the 1A East playoffs. He also led the team with nine tackles from his linebacker spot.


  1. Terry Moore-the Washington High School senior tailback led the Pam Pack to their sixth straight win, 47-14, at Ayden-Grifton with 202 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns, including a 65-yard scamper. The Duke University commit has 1,565 yards and 24 touchdowns as the Pack finished 8-2.


  1. Hayes Pippin-the WHS quarterback continued his stellar play in the season’s second half against Ayden Grifton. He was 10-12 passing for 134 yards and two touchdowns along with an interception and ran 14 times for 97 yards and a touchdown as the offense rolled up 571 yards. Washington hosts South Columbus in the first round of the 2A East playoffs Friday.


Best of the Rest: Northside: The offensive line of center Braxton Boyd, guards Terry Columbus and Tate Gibbs, tackles Landon Cahoon and John Best along with tight ends Jayvion O’Neal and Caden Cullipher paved the way for Godley’s huge night and were responsible for the Panthers’ 530 yards rushing. Marcus Clayton carried eight times for 98 yards and scored twice, returned a kickoff 55 yards and scored on a 45-yard interception return. Elijah Holloway and three tackles for loss, while Griffin Johnson and Gus Vansant each recovered a fumble. Chase Tomaini was 11-11 on extra- point kicks.

Southside: Kenjray Coffield ran for 111 yards on 10 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Seahawks 52-12 rout of Jones senior to end the season 9-1. Tequon (Tater) Moore had 96 yards rushing and scored twice, had a tackle for loss and a pass deflection. Keywon Campbell returned an interception for a touchdown, Darren Joyner scored on a 51-yard run and Jamie Corprew intercepted a pass as the Southside defense allowed 129 total yards, 54 rushing. The Seahawks are the seventh seed in the 1A playoffs and host South Creek (0-10) Friday in the first round of the playoffs.

Washington: Ryan Spruil caught a 43-yard touchdown pass, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. Johnathan Richardson ran for 85 yards, William Reid caught four passes for 41 yards and contributed five tackles. Messiah Ebron caught a 36-yard scoring pass, Chris Carter had an interception and Kevin Moore recorded a sack.