Green, Vikings pound Carrboro for victory
Earl Green scored three touchdowns and South Granville picked up its second straight shutout with a 43-0 victory over Carrboro on Friday night.
“Our defense played good,” South Granville coach Mike Hobgood said. “I don’t remember two shutouts in a season since I’ve been here. They were missing two really good players and that certainly made us look better.”
Carrboro (3-2) — which played without two of its top stars, running back Trai Sharp and wide receiver Marlin Johnson — was held scoreless for the first time since 2007 when the Jaguars were in their first season of varsity competition. They were shut out four times that year.
“When you’re going in with two less aces in the hole, you’ve got to make the best of your every opportunity and we didn’t,” Carrboro coach Jason Tudryn said. “We got a lot of young guys, and a lot of them haven’t experienced what it is like to lose and persevere through some tough times.”
South Granville (3-1) took advantage of a blocked punt near midfield on Carrboro’s first possession to set the tone of the game. After C.J. Hurt broke through Carrboro’s line for the block, South Granville put together a nine-play, 50-yard drive that Sean Bowman finished with a 10-yard touchdown run.
The Vikings held Carrboro to a three-and-out to get the ball back, and South Granville drove for another score two plays into the second quarter as Greg McCalop converted on a double pass for a touchdown. After he caught a lateral from quarterback Matt McCutcheon, McCalop hit a wide open Abraham Barron for a 30-yard touchdown pass as Carrboro’s defense was completely tricked.
Green then scored the first of his three touchdowns with 52 seconds left in the first half, as he caught a swing pass in the right flat and took it up the sideline for a 34-yard touchdown. His other touchdowns came in the third quarter.
Bowman finished with 182 yards on 23 carries to lead South Granville’s rushing attack. McCutcheon was 9-of-14 for 106 yards and an interception to go with his two touchdown passes.
Carrboro’s offense was limited to 103 total yards as quarterback Rowe Mellott finished with 47 rushing yards. Mellott completed 4 of 7 passes for 12 yards, all of which went to Kendrick Edwards. Jonah Mendys was only a little better through the air as he went 5 of 12 for 39 yards. Both threw interceptions.
South Granville 43, Carrboro 0
SG—Sean Bowman 10 run (Kaleb Chamberlain kick).
SG—Abraham Barron 30 pass from Greg McCalop (Chamberlain kick).
SG—Earl Green 34 pass from Matt McCutcheon (Chamberlain kick).
SG—Green 6 run (Chamberlain kick).
SG—Green 1 pass from McCutcheon (McCutcheon run).
SG—McCalop 18 run (Chamberlain kick).
RUSHING—Carrboro: Kendrick Edwards 12-1, Rowe Mellott 9-47, Jonah Mendys 2-(minus-13), Chris Joseph 1-(minus-1), Tabian Sales 4-13. South Granville: Sean Bowman 23-182, Earl Green 14-56, Craig Wilkie 3-13, Grayson Parrish 1-13, Greg McCalop 5-30.
PASSING—Carrboro: Mellott 4-7-12-1, Mendys 5-12-39-1. South Granville: Matt McCutcheon 9-14-106-1, McCalop 1-1-30-0.
RECEIVING—Carrboro: Edwards 4-12, Darius Glover 4-29, Adam Bussian 1-10. South Granville: Green 3-48, Abraham Barron 3-67, Wilkie 2-11, Omari Armstrong 2-10.
Records—Carrboro 3-2, South Granville 3-1.