Mixed results on Homecoming, Seahawks gain first win

Published 10:56 pm Friday, September 29, 2023

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WASHINGTON: The Pam Pack slowed Farmville Central’s high-octane offense, but couldn’t muster enough of their own in a 38-8 loss on Homecoming at Wagner Stadium. The Jaguars (6-1, 2-1) entered the Eastern Plains 2A Conference matchup averaging 58 points a game and used several big plays to earn the victory. Farmville scored on a 58-yard run on the games fourth play, a 55-yard run for a 12-8 lead after one quarter, a 17-yrd run and a 30 yard scoring pass for a 25-8 halftime advantage. The final two scores came on an 83 yard run and a 42 yard pass.

“They have five or six really good athletes and they used them well tonight,” Washington coach Matt Taylor said. “We moved the ball well at times, but had a hard time converting on third and fourth down. It seemed like they scored on a big play after every one of those.”

Fullback Keondrick Melton scored the only Washington touchdown on a five-yard run in the first quarter. The Pack (2-4, 0-2) couldn’t convert two other opportunities inside the 20 yard line.

“Keondrick played his best game so far, but penalties and other mistakes killed us,” Taylor said. “We have to convert on third down better and eliminate penalties. We’re a good football team when we do those things.”

WHS received some disappointing news earlier in the week as junior linebacker Gabe Davis will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL in his left knee. He was injured two weeks ago and will have surgery in November.

NORTHSIDE: The Panthers rolled past winless East Carteret, 31-0, on Homecoming at Bing Mitchell Field. Jamie Corprew had his second straight 200 yard rushing game with 216 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.

Max Vansant added 106 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, while Malachi Moore scored the other Northside touchdown. The Panthers (4-2, 1-0) ran for 392 yards, while recording its second shutout. Northside has allowed 59 points in six games, while the Mariners (0-6, 0-1) have managed 27 points all season.

SOUTHSIDE: The Seahawks earned their first victory and retained the Fossil Bowl trophy with a 54-20 Coastal Plains 1A Conference home win over Pamlico County. Southside (1-5, 1-0) exploded for 30 points in the first quarter and led the Hurricanes (0-6, 0-1) 46-14 at halftime. Senior Tequon (Tater) Moore returned from a shoulder injury and scored three touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of 20, 20 and 60 yards. He finished with 111 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Brian Salinas also 111 yards and scored twice, while Myquan Clark gave the Seahawks three runners with over 100 yards and he gained 110 and scored once. Southside ran for 329 yards, while holding the Hurricanes to 131. The Seahawks host Northside in the Anchor Bowl next week.

PUNGO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: The Raiders dropped a 51-6 home decision to Lawrence Academy to fall to 3-2 in 8-man action. Quay Artis scored the only touchdown and totaled 93 yards rushing.