In a span of a minute and three seconds the South Granville Vikings sealed a win with a pair of rushing touchdowns on consecutive possessions Friday and went on to defeat visiting Granville County rival Oxford Webb 28-12.
It was almost as if Chapel Hill defensive backs coach Cornell Lamb knew. During pre-game practice he had his crew working a fumble drill, and the preparation came in exceedingly handy for cornerback Austin Turner. The senior first-year defensive starter broke the game wide open with a 43-yard touchdown return to help the Tigers upend a scrappy South Granville team that was giving them fits throughout the first half, 24-6.
Rocky Mount 34, South Granville 0 ... Oxford Webb 39, Granville Central 0 ... Northwest Wake Saints 38, Kestrel Heights 26 ...
South Granville Athletic Director Don Colgan takes over on sidelines for departed coach Mike Hobbs and looks to veteran stable of skilled offensive players, solid defense to hold fort until offensive line gains experience.
Vikings' AD takes over head coaching job
Carrboro, East Chapel Hill and South Granville continue searches to replace departed coaches. Northwood coach Bill Hall headed to retirement after 2014 season.
McGirt to join former Hillside teammate RB Khris Francis on Tar Heel roster for 2015 season ... Duke lands pair of football commits ... East Chapel Hill DT Chris Alson named to East-West All-Star squad ... Steve Logan to speak at Durham Sports Club meeting Wednesday, June 18 ... Chapel Hill High School names volleyball coach ... Complete Duke and UNC football commitment lists ...
Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
Carrboro’s girls and boys track and field teams each finished a strong second to T.W. Andrews Saturday in the NCHSAA 2-A Mideast Regional Track & Field Championship at Pinecrest High School.
Carrboro tennis dominated the Mideast 2-A state boys’ individual tennis regional Saturday, providing all-Carrboro finals in both singles and doubles.
Area teams lead or share leads in five of six conferences that include area high school interscholastic athletic programs after the winter season in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition.
Area 2-A, 3-A and 4-A wrestlers who finished in the top four of their weight classes in regional competition Sunday and Monday will take to the mats at the Greensboro Coliseum Thursday through Saturday for NCHSAA championship competition. Area 1-A qualifiers will begin state title competition Friday and continue on Saturday.
Chapel Hill sweeps Big Eight 3-A Conference boys and girls swim meet ... Wrestling, girls basketball, boys basketball results
“So far, so good, so hopefully keep going in the right direction,” the former South Granville High School star said after playing long toss, a day after a bullpen session throwing at about 80 percent. “Every day is getting a little better.”
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.