Pippin, Moore earn post-season honors

Published 7:04 am Friday, November 19, 2021

Washington High School’s one-two offensive punch of quarterback Hayes Pippin and running back Terry Moore received honors from the Eastern Plains Conference this week.

Pippin was named the conference co-player of the year with North Pitt running back/defensive lineman Raheem Morris, while the conference coaches voted Moore offensive player of the year by the conference coaches.

“Both are very deserving,” WHS coach Perry Owens said. “Their stats, level of play and commitment to our team speak volumes about their character and ability. They will go down as two of the very best to play at Washington High School. They have accomplished so much in their four years here.”

The duo has helped the 2021 squad set a program scoring record with 555 points in 12 games so far.

Pippin has completed 74 percent of his passes for 1,497 yards and 18 touchdowns with five interceptions. He’s also gained 1,135 yards on the ground with 10 touchdowns and averages 11.2 yards per carry.

Moore, a Duke University commit, has gained 2,009 yards for an average of 12.3 yards per carry. He has 29 rushing touchdowns and 36 total. Moore has also returned a punt, a fumble and an interception for touchdowns along with several receiving touchdowns.

Both have stood out on defense as well. Pippen was pressed into service at middle linebacker because of injuries late in the season, while Moore has started at safety all year.

“Both have been huge additions on defense and they’ve both had key moments on special teams,” Owens said. “We’ve had to change our offense from the triple option to incorporate the spread and both have adjusted nicely.”

Pippen and Moore lead the Pam Pack (10-2) into a third round matchup in the 2A state playoffs against Northeastern (11-0) in Elizabeth City Friday night.