High School: Granville Central

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

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.

Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6 4-A) hosts preseason PAC-6 favorite Hillside (4-4, 2-0 PAC-6) at Durham County Memorial Stadium with the winner grabbing sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 and almost assuredly one of the league’s three post-season playoff berths.

The loser is also likely to grab a playoff berth, but also a road trip in the opening round of the playoffs because the league has an overall record of 10-48 which doesn’t bode well for a good post-season seeding for any team beyond the champ.

The Knights got a surprise night off last week when injury-decimated East Chapel Hill (0-8, 0-2 PAC-6) elected to forfeit its scheduled home game against Northern.

East will return to action tonight, athletic director Ray Hartsfield confirmed this week, and will host Roxboro Person (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6).

Also tonight, Jordan (1-7, 1-1 PAC-6) travels to Riverside (2-6, 1-1 PAC-6) in what could well be a battle for the league’s third and final playoff slot for underdog Jordan, at least.

A complete look at Friday night's area high school football games ...


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. 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 @ 01:22 PM

Parker leads Granville Central past Weldon in Tar-Roanoke

Granville Central junior Jay Parker came into Monday’s game against Weldon leading all North Carolina 1-A quarterbacks in passing yardage and in seventh place for all divisions. So naturally he ran for a pair of touchdowns in a 34-12 homecoming win for the Panthers.


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. 04, 2014 @ 02:17 AM

Unbeatens Southern, Chapel Hill clash in Big Eight

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.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 11:50 PM

Franklinton races past Granville Central 51-42

Granville Central stepped up a classification for the second time this season and the 4-2 Panthers came up on the short end of the stick 51-42 at home to 5-0 Franklinton.


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. 20, 2014 @ 02:12 AM

Parker leads Granville Central to 4th straight win

A stingy defensive unit for Granville Central hadn’t allowed a single point in nine quarters.But when the Panthers (4-1) let up 22 points on Friday night, quarterback Jay Parker lit up the scoreboard to keep Granville Central’s win streak alive.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 01:27 AM

Prep Football Roundup: Granville Central wins; Person, ECH fall

South Boston (Va.) Halifax County scored two touchdowns in the first eight minutes and never trailed in a 42-29 victory at Roxboro Person Friday.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

Southern comeback drops powerhouse Scotland County

Southern High School rode a late two-touchdown rally here Thursday night to take down down perennial state power Scotland County 34-28. ... In Fayetteville, Granville Central routed Village Christian Academy 46-0. ... Both games were moved up a night because of threatening weather.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Granville Central moves football game to tonight (weather)

Granville Central football coach and athletic director John Hammett announced today that the Panthers have rescheduled Friday night's scheduled game at Fayetteville Village Christian to tonight (Thursday, Sept. 11). Game time is 7 p.m. in Fayetteville.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Prep Football Roundup: Hillside gets 1st win

Kestrel Heights records historic win ... Granville Central routs Northampton ... Person dismantled by reigning 4-A state champion Greensboro Dudley.