Football Roundup: Southern routs S. Brunswick 62-14 on road
Southern 62, S. Brunswick 14
BOILING SPRING LAKES — Southern scored 27 first-quarter points Friday night en route to a 62-14 win over South Brunswick Friday night.
South Brunswick (0-3) had been shut out its first two games but tied the game 7-7 in the first quarter before Southern struck quickly on touchdown strikes of 26 and 68 yards by quarterback Kendall Hinton and an 80-yard punt return by Derrick Mason in the final five minutes of the quarter.
Southern scored twice in the second period to put it away, leading 41-7 at the half.
The onslaught continued after halftime as Southern scored on its first possession and tacked on a pair of fourth-quarter scores.
On the night, Mason scored three touchdowns, two on passes from Hinton, who also connected on scoring throws to Maurice Trowell and Jason Henderson.
Trowell actually ran back a punt for an apparent score on the play before Mason’s TD return, but it was called back because of a penalty.
Mason replaced the exhausted Trowell and repeated the feat on the repeated punt.
“We made a lot of big plays tonight,” Southern coach Adrian Jones said. “On the other hand, we got a little bit sloppy after we got the big lead. We can’t afford to do that. But overall, I’m happy with the way we played.”
Southern had lost its opener last week to the state’s No. 11-ranked team, Hillside, 29-24, despite leading in the fourth quarter.
Northampton 41, Granville Central 34
CONWAY — Northampton quarterback Keion Crossen ran for five touchdowns and passed for a sixth — the longest a 98-yard run — and the Jaguars held off 1-2 Granville Central.
Granville Central scored twice in the final 2:50, sandwiching those TDs around a long Crossen score, to get in position to win, but the Panthers failed to recover an onside kick attempt and the Jaguars were able to run out the clock.
“We played real hard,” Granville Central coach John Hammett said. “It was a great high school football game. We’re not where we want to be, but we’re getting there.”
Chatham Central 41, Kestrel Heights 16
BEAR CREEK — Isaiah Coleman rushed for 144 yards and scored a touchdown Kestrel Heights, but the winless Hawks (0-2) were unable to stop Chatham Central’s triple-option offense.
Dudley 48, Person 3
GREENSBORO — Dudley, the state’s No. 21-ranked team, improved to 3-0 while dropping visiting Person to 0-3 here Friday night.
DUDLEY 48, PERSON 3
Person 0 3 0 0 — 3
Dudley 6 20 8 14 — 48
DUDLEY — Darius Graves 22 run (kick failed) 9:01
DUDLEY — Connell Young 2 run (Young run) 9:28 DUDLEY — Young 6 run (run failed) 9:24
DUDLEY — Emmanuel Moseley 6 run (kick failed) 1:23 PERSON — Jacob Oakley 42 field goal 0:23
DUDLEY — Young 3 run (Moseley run) 2:48
DUDLEY — Shawn Dowtin 19 run (Dowtin run) 10:25.
DUDLEY — Jayden Maynor 16 run run failed) 3:21
RUSHING—Person, Francisco Jimenez 8-11, Trevon Tapp 3-7, Jacob Oakley 2-(-1), Ethan Phillips 1-(-3), Marquis Torain 8-(-5). Dudley — Connell Young 12-81 3TDs, Darius Graves 11-99 RD, Emmanuel Mosely 10-74, Hendon Hooker 4-(-3), Shawn Dowtin 3-34, Jayden Maynor 2-26, Lamarc Watlington 2-21, Antoine McCray 2-1, Titus Nelson 1-25, Marcel Serrette 1-11.
PASSING—Person, Jacob Oakley 1-6-1-8, Trevon Tapp 2-4-0-22, Marquis Torain 0-1-0. Dudley, Emmanuel Moseley 6-11-1-53.
RECEIVING — Person, Marquis Torain 2-22, A.J. Cash 1-8. Dudley — Darius Dean 2-21, Yuau Shoi 1-10, Connell Young 1-9, Darius Graves 1-7, Brandon Person-Boyd 1-6