FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: S. Granville, Northwood, Granville Central win
South Granville 37, Chapel Hill 13
CREEDMOOR — Sean Bowman rushed for 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead South Granville to a 37-13 win over Chapel Hill in non-conference football action Friday.
Craig Wilkie gave the Vikings (1-1) the lead for good with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the game. Kaleb Chamberlain kicked the first of his four point-after conversions for a 7-0 lead.
Chapel Hill’s second play of the game went for an interception, and Chamberlain capped the ensuing drive with a 22-yard field goal with 9:30 left in the first quarter.
Chapel Hill quarterback Grant DeSelm completed 12 of 24 passes for 118 yards and a pair of touchdown for the Tigers (0-2).
The Tigers trimmed the margin to 23-13 in the third quarter, but Omari Armstrong caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Matt McCutcheon on fourth-and-17 to put the game away with 1:14 left in the period.
S. Granville 37, Chapel Hill 13
Chapel Hill 0 7 6 0—13
S. Granville 10 13 7 7—37
SG—Craig Wilkie 85 kickoff return (Kaleb Chamberlain kick), 11:48.
SG—Chamberlain 22 FG, 9:30.
SG—Sean Bowman 4 run (run failed), 11:32.
CH—Noah Layden 26 pass from Grant DeSelm (Tim Schleich kick), 6:38.
SG—Matt McCutcheon 1 run (Chamberlain kick), 3:52.
CH—Harrison Young 9 pass from DeSelm (run failed), 5:28.
SG—Omari Armstrong 29 pass from McCutcheon (Chamberlain kick), 1:14.
SG—Bowman 6 run (Chamberlain kick), 7:38.
RUSHING—Chapel Hill, Lonnie Baldwin 11-40, Jeremy Peck 12-32, Grant DeSelm 4-2. South Granville, Sean Bowman 27-171, Greg McCalop 6-26, Earl Green 5-23, Matt McCutcheon 1-1.
PASSING—Chapel Hill, DeSelm 12-24-118, 2 TD, 1 int.; Jacob Guskiewicz 0-1-0, 1 int. South Granville, Matt McCutcheon 6-15-79.
RECEIVING—Chapel Hill, Noah Layden 4-51, Aaron Hirsch 2-28, Andrew Gillespie 2-17, Austin Turner 1-11, Harrison Young 2-14, Brandon Wendel 1-5. South Granville, Omari Armstrong 2-47, Earl Green 3-25, Craig Wilkie 1-7.
Records—South Granville 1-1, Chapel Hill 0-2.
Northwood 56, Southern Lee 31
PITTSBORO — Northwood blew out Southern Lee with a 39-point second-half explosion Friday night, led by quarterback Ti Pinnix’s 500 yards and five touchdowns.
Pinnix completed 29 of 49 pass attempts with two interceptions. His long TD score of the night was for 98 yards to Kadarus Rone.
Rone added a pair of rushing touchdowns. Jalen Smith caught 10 passes for 221 yards and three scores for the Chargers (2-0).
Northwood 56, S. Lee 31
Southern Lee 0 9 7 15 — 31
Northwood 7 10 18 21 — 56
N—Jalen Smith 75 pass from Ti Pinnix (Anthony Castro kick), 3:27
SL—Aaron Blockman 24 pass from Emond Caldwell (Ethan Helmsman kick), 10:12
N—FG 23 Castro, 8:43
N—Smith 13 pass from Pinnix (Castro kick), 3:05
N—Kadarus Rone 1 run (Castro kick), 10:52.
SL—Blockman 80 pass from Caldwell (Helmsman kick), 10:21
N—Rone 2 run (Jacob Fowler pass to Jared Worley), 7:28
N—FG 20 Castro, 4:05
N—Smith 35 pass from Pinnix (Castro kick), 10:11
SL—Damien Brown 46 pass from Caldwell (Helmsman kick), 9:12
N—Spencer Roberson 28 pass from Pinnix (Castro kick), 5:07
N—Rone 98 pass from Pinnix (Castro kick), 2:32
SL—Monte McLean 4 run (Caldwell run), 0:59
Rocky Mount 30, Oxford Webb 0
ROCKY MOUNT – Oxford Webb could do nothing to stop Rocky Mount’s defensive pressure in a 30-0 road loss Friday night.
The Golden Gryphons’ rush forced five turnovers and created seven sacks.
Running back Tobiah Lewis, who ran for three touchdowns in the Warriors’ season-opening victory, was held to 35 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Beau Smith ran routinely was flushed out of the pocket and threw two interceptions.
Rocky Mount (2-0) didn’t possess superior size, but its linebackers were able to find cracks in the offensive line.
Problems started right away. On just the third play, Smith was forced to scramble in a collapsing pocket and the ball was knocked loose. Rocky Mount took a 10-point lead four plays later.
Webb finished with just 142 total yards offense.
— Justin Hite, Rocky Mount Telegram
Southern Vance 24, Cedar Ridge 19
HILLSBOROUGH — Cedar Ridge built a 13-0 first-half lead only to see Southern Vance rally for the win.
Peyton Pappas threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Red Wolves (0-2), connecting with Chris McKoy on a 15-yard score and Julius Walton on a 30-yard touchdown.
Brandon Phares kicked a pair of field goals for Cedar Ridge.
Down 24-19 in the fourth quarter, the Red Wolves had a chance to take the lead. But on 4th-and-goal from the Southern Vance 1, Walton was stopped for a three-yard loss.
Granville Central 56, Rocky Mount Prep 0
STEM — Granville Central routed visiting Rocky Mount Prep to even its record at 1-1. RMP dropped to 1-1.
Bryce Parrott scored four touchdowns — one rushing, one receiving, one on an interception return and one on a blocked punt he recovered in the end zone — to lead Granville Central.
Quarterback Jeremy Parker threw for two scores and Corey Evans, Anthony Hardy, Omar Rincon and Jerry Williams also scored.
Walkertown 55, Kestrel Heights 0
WALKERTOWN — Kestrel Heights fell behind at halftime 42-0 and Walkertown converted a pair of Hawks’ fumbles into its two second-half scores.
Yumel Hook ran for 112 yards for Kestrel Heights.