South Granville rallies past Bunn

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 10:56 PM

South Granville survived a late rally by Bunn and recovered an onside kick with 1:17 left in the game to hold on for a 28-21 win at home on Friday night.

Sophomore Earl Green scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half and finished with 125 yards on 12 carries to help the Vikings come back from a 14-13 halftime deficit.

The victory helped undo South Granville's disappointment from a week when the Vikings unexpectedly lost to Southern Vance.

"The worst thing was having to wait a whole week to play again," said South Granville coach Mike Hobgood. "We were as flat as we could be and we had as many things go wrong that could.

"We knew Bunn was good and we played with a lot of heart and toughed it out."

Bunn (5-4, 2-1 Northern Carolina 2-A) was undone by a pair of lost fumbles and an interception that wiped out three of its scoring opportunities.

South Granville (7-2, 2-1) went up on Sean Bowman's six-yard run on the Vikings' first possession.Green's 43-yard run up the middle set up the scoring run by Bowman, who finished with 175 yards on 21 carries despite missing the fourth quarter with an injury.

Greg McCalop, who took over the main rushing duties in the fourth, did score a key touchdown in the seconed quarter on a one-yard run. McCalop had 73 yards on 12 carries.

After building a 28-14 lead, South Granville withstood a 19-yard touchdown pass from Quenten Wright to Tommy Evans with 1:17 left in the game. On the ensuing onside kickoff attempt by Freeman Jones, South Granville's Deonte King cleanly fielded the ball to secure the win.