Top Three: Hill leads Seahawks to Homecoming win

Published 7:16 am Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The football flew through the air many more times than usual at Southside Friday as the Seahawks routed Lejeune, 45-0, on Homecoming. In fact, it was Homecoming for Washington and Northside as well, with fixed results.

This week’s top three players posted big numbers, with several other solid performances.

  1. Walker Hill-The Southside senior quarterback picked up where he left off at the end of the Northside game by accounting for five of the seven touchdowns in the big win over the Devil Pups. He scored the first touchdown on a two-yard run that capped a long drive, then threw 60 yards to Darren (DJ) Joyner, eight yards to Nolan Dixon, nine to Elgin Stilley and 60 to Tequon (Tater) Moore as time was running out in the first half. Hill finished 9-13 for 224 yards and took the second half off.

  1. Tequon (Tater) Moore: Southside’s versatile junior running back/receiver/ defensive back made plays on both sides of the ball. He ran eight times for 103 yards and scored twice on 28 and 17 yard runs. He caught a pass from Hill in the final seconds of the first half and turned it into a 60-yard touchdown, one of his three receptions from 96 yards, good for 199 total yards. Moore also intercepted a pass that set up his second scoring run.

  1. Chris Carter-Washington’s senior quarterback almost led the Pack all the way back from a 22-6 halftime deficit before they lost to North Pitt, 40-30. Carter scored all four touchdowns and accounted for 224 total yards.

Best of the rest: Northside: Senior fullback Elijah Holloway ran for 170 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns in the 48-0 rout of Jones Sr. Carson Clinkscales gained 105 yards on just four carries, while Max Vansant had 67 yards and scored the other two touchdowns as the Panthers rolled up 367 rushing yards on 33 carries. Meanwhile, the defense held Jones to 99 total yards, recovered four fumbles, intercepted a pass and collected two sacks.  Gus Vansant recorded 11 tackles, including two for loss, while Max Vansant had six tackles (one for loss) and recovered a fumble. Jayvian O’Neal recovered two fumbles and had a sack, while Landon Buck (sack), Charlie Carrillo (fumble recovery) and Kasey Alligood (interception) also contributed.

Pungo Christian Academy: There were plenty of fireworks in the Raiders 54-0 victory at Mattamuskeet. Junior Quay Artis scored on runs of 70 and 69 yards on his only carries and had three tackles for loss. Senior Conner Sweet ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns and caught two more scoring passes for 105 yards. He also intercepted a pass. Freshman quarterback Austin Gibbs passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 61 yards and two more scores. Ethan Mann intercepted a pass and had 12 tackles, including four for loss, while Braden Armstrong had six tackles with a pair of sacks.

Southside: The Seahawks defense held Lejeune to 89 total yards, including negative 16 rushing in posting their first shutout this fall. Elijah Baldwin had two tackles for loss and two sacks.

Washington: Calek Smaw led the defense with 11 tackles.