Webb wins on road; Person falls by 1 at home
Tobiah Lewis ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns and Nykwanza Henderson caught two long touchdown passes from Beau Smith as Oxford Webb pulled away in the second half to beat Pasquotank County 30-13 here Friday.
“We have a 235-pound senior running back and he’s a tough kid. We want to get him the ball as much as possible,” said Webb coach Tony Midgette, who along with twin brother Antonio, Webb’s offensive coordinator, were making a homecoming.
The brothers were assistants at Pasquotank in addition to coaching and playing their high school ball at nearby Elizabeth City Northeastern. They were teammates with Pasquotank coach Kendrick Parker while at Elizabeth City State.
“It’s awesome (coming here and winning). We didn’t want to drive three hours and have to ride back on a sad bus,” Midgette said.
After taking a 13-7 lead into halftime, Lewis rolled off the left side for a 26-yard gain to the Pasquotank 6-yard line on the first play of the third period. On the next play, Lewis scored his second touchdown of the night. Following a two-point conversion the Warriors (2-2) had a 21-7 lead.
Pasquotank (2-2) never recovered as the Webb defensive side harassed Panthers quarterbacks all game, sacking them nine times. Those losses added up, helping the Warriors limit the Panthers to minus-1 yard rushing on the night.
“Our defensive line is the strong part of our defense,” Midgette said. “Of course, we pick and chose our situations of when we want to blitz, but yeah, that was our whole thing — bring pressure. I think we did a good job.”
Smith and Henderson hooked up on a 57-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave Webb a 13-0 lead. The pair combined on a 67-yard scoring play in the third quarter that extended the lead to 27-7.
“Our run game opens up everything for us,” Midgette said. “We’ve noticed in the past two weeks, when don’t run the ball well, we don’t pass it well either.”
Henderson caught three balls for 135 yards and Smith completed just five passes, but they covered 154 yards.
BURLINGTON CUMMINGS 27, ROXBORO PERSON 26
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ROXBORO — Person coach David Kleine took a chance in the waning minutes and it didn’t work out as Cummings escaped Roxboro with a 27-26 victory.
The Rockets pulled to within a point on a 45-yard touchdown run by Trevon Tapp with just over four minutes left, but instead of attempting the extra point kick to tie the game, Kleine called for a fake kick and went for two and the win.
Holder Ethan Phillips — Person’s backup quarterback — rolled to his right after taking the snap and just missed an open receiver in the end zone.
Cummings (1-4) melted away the final 4:03 for its first victory of the season.
Tapp finished with 106 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns, while running back Marquis Torain racked up 81 yards and scored from 13 yards out late in the third quarter to pull the Rockets within seven.
CUMMINGS 27, PERSON 26
Burlington Cummings |7 |13 |7 |0 — 27
Roxboro Person |13 |0 |7 |6 — 26
C—Tevin Smith 6 run (Gualberto Echeverria kick), 6:57
P—Trevon Tapp 12 run (kick failed), 2:34
P—Tapp 2 run (Oakley kick), 1:33
C—Smith 2 run (kick failed), 6:48
C—Smith 1 run (Echeverria kick), 2:48
C—Smith 3 pass to Quae Pinnix (Echeverria kick), 7:56
P—Marquis Torain 13 run (Oakley kick), 2:41
P—Tapp 45 run (pass failed), 4:03
RUSHING—Cummings, Desmond Satterfield 17-56, Tevin Smith 16-88, Vernon Williams 11-61, Tyshawn Sellers 1-5, Quae Pinnix 1-3. Person, Trevon Tapp 16-106, Marquis Torain 13-81, Francisco Jimenez 4-40, Dontavian Smith 4-20, Shaquille Oliver 1-0.
PASSING—Cummings, Tevin Smith 11-16-1-120; Person, Trevon Tapp 4-9-2-73
RECEIVING—Cummings, Quae Pinnix 5-40, Mosi Williams 4-49, Lemuel Currie 2-31. Person, Marquis Torain 2-37, LeRon Cash 2-36.
RECORDS—Burlington Cummings 1-4, Roxboro Person 1-4, 0-0 PAC-6 4-A.