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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kestrel Heights records historic win ... Granville Central routs Northampton ... Person dismantled by reigning 4-A state champion Greensboro Dudley.
No matter how many times Rocky Mount Prep practiced facing Granville Central’s offense, it wouldn’t have mattered. Panthers’ quarterback Jay Parker picked apart the Jaguars’ defense, completing 13 of his 14 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns.
Rocky Mount 34, South Granville 0 ... Oxford Webb 39, Granville Central 0 ... Northwest Wake Saints 38, Kestrel Heights 26 ...