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RECAP: South Central still unbeaten at 5-0


South Central’s Kendrick Britton (#31) tackles a J.H. Rose player during a game, Friday evening.


By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

South Central continues to show they are the top football team in Pitt County after downing 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference rival J.H. Rose on Friday, 20-18.

The win was the Falcons second straight victory over the Rampants. 

The Falcons (5-0, 1-0) are led by quarterback Justin Humphries, who took over as the starter in Week Two, and has shown that the SC offense could lead the team to a state title. Humphries finished 9-for-20 for 114 yards and two touchdowns, including a late fourth quarter touchdown to wide receiver Jeremy Lewis who caught both of Humphries touchdowns. Humphries has thrilled fans with his impressive arm and quick feet.

Rose (3-2, 0-1) also has impressed this season, showing it has rebounded after a 3-8 record in 2017. A defense that gave up 30-plus points eight times last season has shown a renewed sense of confidence, holding opponents to 15 or less points three times this season. The JHR offense, led by QB Grant Jarman, can quickly push down the field via its strong passing game. 

The Rampants and Falcons swapped the lead four times in the showdown, but a critical facemask penalty by Rose on fourth-and-five was the turning point. Jarman completed a seven-yard pass to Wesley Shade which would have moved the chains deep in Falcons territory. Instead, the Rampants lost five five yards and replayed fourth down, forcing them to punt the ball instead of risk a costly turnover on downs.

The Falcons then needed only four plays, which included two rushes from Humphries totaling 40 yards, to set up a deep pass to Lewis who put the crowd on its feet as SC took the lead with just over four minutes to go. 

South Central looks to continue to its domination this season as it travels to Southern Wayne Friday. 

Rose will look to end its two game losing streak as it hosts C.B. Aycock.

Hertford County 45, North Pitt 0

Thus far, the 2018 season looks a lot like the 2017 season for the Panthers. At 0-5, NP fans are hoping to see a change in the win total by the end of the season. 

Injuries have played a big part in the Panthers’ struggles so far. NP lost defensive lineman Ti’Shawn Spence with a severe leg injury last week. On the bright side, the Panthers saw the return of starting quarterback Alex-Espinosa Johnson, who has been out with a high-ankle sprain. 

Espinosa-Johnson’s return did not change the outcome, however, but this NP team is playing differently compared to 2017. Players seem to have bought in to Watford’s new offense, though results have not come to fruition yet. With two of their next three games on the road, the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the boys from Bethel.

They look to turn things around as they take on Ayden-Grifton in a rescheduled game on Friday.

Greene Central 28, Washington 0

The Rams jumped to the top of the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference with a shutout win over Washington on the road. 

Star running back AJ Dupree had four rushing touchdowns in the blowout victory. Dupree continued to show that he is one of the best athletes on the Rams’ squad and in the conference following another impressive performance.  

Buzz around Dupree has grown over the course of the season, as he is firmly in the discussion for the conference’s offensive player of the year.

The victory put the Rams (3-2, 1-0) ahead of the competition in their conference, as they and their opponent were the only teams to see action on Friday. Teams from Lenoir County cancelled games as the area works to recover from Hurricane Florence, and A-G had a scheduled bye week.

The Rams will face a big challenge Friday as they take on their biggest competition for a conference title in Kinston on the road. 

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter.


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December 15, 2018

Greene Central’s boys basketball team held off rival Kinston in overtime to bring home a big 64-58 win on Friday night in high school basketball. 

It was the first major win for new head coach Blue Edwards and was the third straight victory for the Rams (5-3). 

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December 14, 2018

Farmville Central defensive lineman Keziah Everett confirmed he is ready to sign with East Carolina on Wednesday’s start of the national early signing period.

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December 12, 2018

South Central remained undefeated on the basketball season after a big win over Bertie High School, 84-34, on Wednesday night in Winterville.

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December 12, 2018

North Pitt wrestling took home first place Tuesday night, topping Eastern Wayne and Tarboro in a tri-meet in Bethel.

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December 08, 2018

Farmville Central’s boys’ basketball team defeated Greene Central for the second time this season, winning 72-64 in Snow Hill on Friday night.

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December 06, 2018

This time, Farmville Central wasted little time exerting its will.

The Jaguars started fast and never looked back in an 87-44 win over North Lenoir Wednesday. One day after needing a late run to defeat Ayden-Grifton 91-78, Farmville Central (5-0) led for all but the first 1:20 of the contest.


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December 06, 2018

South Central boys basketball took down Greene Central once again Wednesday night, earning an 80-41 victory. 

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