Reigning state champion Southern won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, handing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23 en route to the Big Eight 3-A Conference championship and likely the No. 1 seed in the state 3-AA playoffs.
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Southern 27, Orange 23
Northern 34, Riverside 22
Chapel Hill 42, Cedar Ridge 30
Hillside 57, Roxboro Person 0
Northwood 31, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Granville Central 42, Northwest Halifax 0
South Granville 14, Roanoke Rapids 0 ...
Reidsville 56, Carrboro 6 ...
Northern Vance 36, Oxford Webb 19
Northern punted just once during a 48-0 win at Jordan on Friday. That particular boot was launched when Northern had reserves on offense while the mercy rule was in effect, triggered when Trevon Tapp returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown to give the Knights a 42-0 lead.
East Chapel Hill High School athletic director Ray Hartsfield on Wednesday confirmed Friday’s previously announced football forfeit to Hillside High School and announced that the Tigers would also forfeit their final game on Nov. 7 against Jordan.
East Chapel Hill High School on Tuesday informed Hillside that it will forfeit Friday’s scheduled PAC-6 4-A football game against the Hornets, giving Hillside at least a share of its fifth straight PAC-6 championship.
Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22
With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.
Hillside High School prevailed again, leaving cross-town rival Riverside downtrodden as they walked off the field at Russell Bount Stadium Friday night. The Hornets escaped by the narrowest of margins, winning 19-18 when the 40-yard heave from Riverside quarterback Diante Strothers was batted away as time expired.
Four of the preseason Big Eight 3-A Conference powers, all of whom have lived up to their billings, are in action Friday, Oct. 17. In Pittsboro, reigning Big Eight and state 3-AA state champion Southern (7-0, 3-0 Big Eight) visits Northwood (6-1, 2-1) at 7, while in Hillsborough, Orange (7-0, 3-0) hosts Chapel Hill (6-1, 2-1).
What goes around comes around, former Hillside High School coach Crasten Davis says. In his first public interview since losing his job as the leader of the Hillside boys’ basketball program, Davis didn’t get specific about exactly why he was let go.
Postponed, suspended Friday night high school football games to be made up tonight (Saturday, Oct. 11) and Monday. Only two games officially completed.
Defending PAC-6 champion Hillside opened its conference season with an abbreviated by impressive win Friday, stopping Jordan 27-0 before a thunderstorm ended the game at halftime.
The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).
East Chapel Hill rolled through the PAC-6 4-A girls’ tennis tournament on Wednesday, taking championships in singles and doubles along the way.
Southern and Chapel Hill, two of the area’s three remaining undefeated high school football teams meet Friday, Oct. 3 in Chapel Hill. A preview of Friday's seven area games.