Northern gets first win in thrilling fashion

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

Northern Durham tied the game up twice in the final quarter and made two big plays in overtime to rally past Roxboro Person 21-14 in County Stadium for its first win of the season.

Knights’ powerback Kendrick Bailey scored from 3 yards out with 22 seconds to play to cap off a dramatic drive to force overtime. 

Northern quarterback Zaaqhai Mann competed three passes on tying drive, including connecting with Jalon Nixon on a huge reception on fourth-and-8.

The Knights’ signal caller rushed for 145 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown up the middle on the first play of overtime.

Northern defensive back Micah Sessions ignited the celebration when he intercepted a jump ball in the end zone intended for Person tight end LeRon Cash.

Rocket quarterback Trevon Tapp connected on 10-of-17 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns, including a 7-yard strike to Corey Young to give Person a 14-7 lead with 3:12 to play.

Person will be back in action next Friday when it hosts Jordan, while Northern welcomes East Chapel Hill.



Person |7 |0 |0 |7| 0  — 14

Chapel Hill |0 |0 |0 |14| 7 — 21



First Quarter

P — LeRon Cash 37 pass from Trevon Tapp (Jacob Oakley kick) 8:38


Fourth Quarter

N — Kendrick Bailey 3 run (T.J. Milby kick) 10:58

P — Corey Young 7 pass from Tapp (Oakley kick) 3:12

N — Bailey 3 run (Milby kick) 0:22



N — Zaaqhai Mann 10 run (Milby kick) 



RUSHING — Person, Corey Young 1-21, Taymon Smith 8-17, Trevon Tapp 10-9, Marquis Torain 6-2, Francisco Jimenez 2-(-1). Northern, Zaaqhai Mann 25-132 TD, Alphonso Gbojueh 15-86, Marcus Starr 3-9, Kendrick Bailey 2-6 2TDs


PASSING — Person, Trevon Tapp 10-17-1 167 2TDs. Northern, Zaaqhai Mann 6-14-1 57.


RECEIVING — Person, Corey Young 4-48 TD, Marquis Torain 4-71, LeRon Cash 1-37 TD, A.J. Cash 1-11. Northern, Jalon Nixon 3-33, Dejuan Graham 2-21, Marcus Starr 1-3


Records — Person 2-5, 0-1; Northern Durham 1-6, 1-0.