Tapp rallies Person past Halifax
Person quarterback Trevon Tapp scored two touchdowns, including one in the final minutes to lift the Rockets to a 21-17 victory at border-rival Halifax County (Va.) Friday in South Boston, Va.
The victory broke a three-game losing streak to start the year and was the first for Person’s first-year head coach David Kleine.
Tapp rushed for 130 yards on 11 carries and led the team on a game-winning drive capped off by a 25-yard touchdown run after scrambling out of the pocket with 3:26 remaining in the game.
The Comets comeback bid on their final drive ended when quarterback Jacob Garrett's pass was intercepted by defensive back A.J. Cash. His brother, LeRon Cash, opened the scoring for the Rockets with a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown a minute into the game.
Person will be back in action next Friday when it hosts Burlington Cummings.
Person 21, Halifax (Va.) 17
Person|7|0|7|7 – 21
Halifax|0|3|7|7 – 17
P — LeRon Cash 23 interception return (Jacob Oakley kick) 11:07
H — Kyle Lacks 29 field goal 11:51
P — Trevon Tapp 25 run (Oakley kick) 9:17
H — Jacob Garrett 2 run (Lacks kick) 7:46
H — Roland Brandon 2 run (Lacks kick) 4:51
P — Tapp 25 run (Oakley kick) 3:26
RUSHING – Person, Trevon Tapp 11-130 2TDs, Taymon Smith 4-34, Marquis Torain 14-19, Francisco Jimenez 2-17. Halifax, Roland Brandon 25-157 TD, Jacob Garrett 7-31, Tre’ Morgan 4-24, Rymel Wyndsor 2-31, Truman Brown 1-10, Richard Jacobs 1-9, Kyle Lacks 1-0
PASSING – Person, Trevon Tapp 5-14-0 82 yards, Marquis Torain 0-1-0 0 yards.
Halifax — Jacob Garrett 8-19-2 53 yards
RECEIVING – Person — Marquis Torain 3-57, Tayshawn Outlaw 1-18, Zack Kavinsky 1-7. Halifax — Roland Brandon 4-20, Kyle Lacks 2-24, Richard Jacobs 2-9.
Records: Person 1-3, Halifax 0-3.
Granville Central 60, Village Christian 0
STEM — Bryce Parrott had his second monster game in three weeks, scoring six touchdowns to lead Granville Central past visiting Village Christian of Fayetteville.
Parrott, who scored four touchdowns two weeks ago in four different ways — a pass, a rush, a blocked punt and a return — ran for four scores, caught a Jeremy Parker pass for another, and ran back an interception for the sixth.
Running back Corey Evans scored the other three Panther touchdowns, rushing for two and grabbing Parker’s other TD throw.
Granville Central improves to 2-2, while Village Christian falls to 1-2.
Winston-Salem Atkins 40, Kestrel Heights 12
WINSTON-SALEM – Isaiah Coleman scored both touchdowns for the Hawks (0-3), who remained winless. Coleman rushed for 81 yards.
A — Dwight Sellars 16 pass from Joshua Dunbar (Conner Fraley kick)
A — Charles Odom 10 pass from Dunbar (Fraley kick)
A — Odom 5 run (kick failed)
A — Nick Agard 8 pass from Dunbar (kick failed)
A — Tyquan Allen 10 pass from Dunbar (Fraley kick)
KH — Izaiyah Colemon 2 run (kick failed)
A — Torrian Faggart 45 interception return (Fraley kick)
KH — Colemon 39 run (run failed)
Record: Atkins 2-1