High School: Northern

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:58 AM

LIGHTING IT UP: Hillside, Currie-Elliott torch Northern

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.

The win lifts Hillside (5-4, 3-0 PAC-6) into sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 4-A and in the driver’s seat for a coveted first-round playoff home date.

Northern (2-7, 2-1 PAC-6) slips into a tie for second place in the league standings, still in prime position to grab one of the league’s three guaranteed playoff slots despite an 0-6 record in non-conference play.

Click on following links to other area prep football coverage:

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


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:39 AM

Prep Football Roundup: Granville Central, Kestrel Heights fall

Hobbton 47, Kestrel Heights 6 ... SE Halifax 40, Granville Central 35 ... ECH forfeits to Northern.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

ECH cites injuries, forfeits Friday prep football game to Northern

East Chapel Hill has canceled its Friday, Oct. 17 scheduled home football game against Northern, citing a lack of available ECH players.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:45 AM

Last of prep football unbeatens face tough opponents

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).


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Previously winless Northern moves into 1st place PAC-6 tie

Northern used a little old-school, smash-mouth football to grind out a 28-7 victory against Roxboro Person Monday night. The game was the PAC-6 opener for both teams and was originally scheduled for Friday before thunderstorms forced postponement.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Rain washes out most area football games Friday

Postponed, suspended Friday night high school football games to be made up tonight (Saturday, Oct. 11) and Monday. Only two games officially completed.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:38 AM

Reigning PAC-6 champion Hillside opens with win at Jordan

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.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

East Chapel Hill cuts down PAC-6 title nets

East Chapel Hill rolled through the PAC-6 4-A girls’ tennis tournament on Wednesday, taking championships in singles and doubles along the way.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

DA, NCSSM win City-County Cross Country titles

Nicholas Walker won the boys’ race and Eliza Dekker won the girls’ race for the second straight year in the City-County Cross Country meet at Durham Academy on Tuesday.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Northern keeps it respectable at 2013 champ Dudley

 Reigning state 4-A champion Dudley’s still here and not giving up the throne. After an intermission in their high-flying act, the Panthers resumed their winning ways Friday with a 24-6 victory against winless Northern at Tarpley Stadium.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Northern futbol drops 1st, but remains formidable

Nine games into Northern High's soccer season, the Knights finally lost one, and you’d have thought they were languishing at 1-8 instead of sitting pretty at 8-1.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

Unbeaten Southern rips Northern: Prep football links

The Southern Spartans played with dull swords that still were sharp enough to beat the Northern Knights 28-0 in a non-conference duel on Friday.s, click on View All (above), then scroll down to High Schools.

Live links to complete area high school football coverage:

Apex 49, Riverside 25

CCDS 20, Hillside 18

South Wake 21, Kestrel Heights 6

Oxford Webb 34, Elizabeth City Pasquotank 21

Granville Central 46, Winston-Salem Prep 22

Holly Springs 48, Jordan 10

South Granville 28, Carrboro 6

Chapel Hill 65, East Chapel Hill 6

Burlington Cummings 16, Roxboro Person 14