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ROUNDUP: South Central keeps moving, downs Eastern Wayne 50-26

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The Daily Reflector

Saturday, October 6, 2018

South Central continued its domination of opponents on Friday night, defeating Eastern Wayne, 50-26. 

The Falcons (7-0, 3-0) were once again led by quarterback Justin Humphries, who finished the night 7-for-18 with 171 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Humphries was also the team’s leading rusher, using seven carries to gain 71 yards. Nazir Monroe-Smith also had a good night running the ball with 59 yards on five carries. Jeremy Lewis was led the Falcons’ receiving core, recording four receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns. 

Head coach Andy Tew was happy with his team’s offensive performance. 

“We are feeling good about where we are and how we are playing right now,” Tew said. “We are just being sure to keep an eye on going 1-0 each week and focusing on putting the best product on the field that we can.”

The Falcons are the current leaders of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. They have an upcoming showdown with rival D.H. Conley on Nov. 2, but Tew is being sure to keep his team focused. 

“We always keep an eye on how other teams are doing,” Tew said. “We are keeping an eye but we are staying focused on our upcoming game each week. We’ll pay attention over our bye week, but then we have to prepare for our next game.”

SC will rest before getting back to work Oct. 19 when the Falcons host New Bern.

D.H. CONLEY 41, C.B. AYCOCK 28

Once again, CJ Johnson stole the show for the Vikings (4-2, 2-0) in their win over C.B. Aycock, 41-28.

The Conley wide receiver recorded six receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. He also had three rushes for 63 yards and two more scores. Running back Ramon Marby had nine rushes for 63 yards and one touchdown, and quarterback Nick Hamilton finished 16-for-31 with two touchdowns and one interception.

“We had a great team win tonight,” DHC head coach Nate Conner said. “It was a great team win in all phases. Our defense played great getting us the ball quite a few times. Our offense got stagnant at times, but our defense kept us in it. We had great special teams as well. When we had to punt the ball we did a great job of flipping the field.”

Like Tew, Conner is not looking ahead to the Vikings’ game with the Falcons.

“We are just working on getting better each week,” he said. “We are excited for it that it is the last game of the year. It’s always fun to play rivals like Rose and South Central, but we are approaching each game one week at a time. It may be coach speak but that’s just how we are playing it. If we approach any week differently, we aren't playing our best, so we take it one week at a time.”  

The Vikings continue their road trip as they travel to face New Bern next Friday.

Greene Central 42, North Lenoir 26

A crazy game played under weirder circumstances ended with Greene Central picking up another conference victory.

The Rams jumped out on North Lenoir early, winning 42-26, but Greene Central coach Allen Wooten said a lackadaisical nature later in the contest left a bad taste.

“We didn’t play very well,” Wooten said. “You can make excuses about losing two linemen and our quarterback out, but we showed in spurts we can play better than we did. We got complacent and championship teams can’t do that. We’ve got West Craven, Ayden-Grifton, Kinston and South Lenoir left and if you play like this against any of them, you may not get this same result.

“All in all we’re 5-2 and 2-0 in the conference, so you’ve got to be pleased with that.”

This was North Lenoir’s first game since Sept. 7 due to Hurricane Florence, and the game had to be played at Kinston High School because of field damage. The teams swapped three-and-outs before A.J. Dupree scored from 4 yards out midway through the first, and it wouldn’t get much better for North Lenoir. The Hawks turned the ball over on their next four drives, including an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown by Saquan Connor to put the Rams up 28-0 late in the second quarter.

“We pursued it, caught the pick and took it to the house,” Connor said. “I feel like we can shut out any team we play.”

North Lenoir (0-4, 0-1 Eastern Carolina Conference) got on the board before halftime as Christian Young found Jason Gagnon for a 25-yard touchdown and went on a long drive to start the third, highlighted by a 40-yard fake punt connection from Damon Hewitt to Onassis Gardner, but a lost fumble ended the drive. Two plays later, Jaden Johnson scored from 41 yards out to give Greene Central a 34-6 advantage.

— Bryan Hanks, Neuse News

PINETOPS — If a team has attempted a pass against SouthWest Edgecombe over the past two seasons, there’s a good chance the ball was thrown in Michael Hussey’s direction.

The Cougars cornerback might look like an easy target. After all, the junior is listed at 5-foot-5 on the roster.

And on Friday in SWE’s 53-20 win over visiting North Pitt in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener, the Panthers threw at Hussey early. Thing is, Hussey was ready. He’s already ready, waiting for his chance to make a play.

“Every team that throws the ball that we’ve played attempts it,” Cougars coach Jonathan Cobb said. “For two years, last year and this year, they throw at him. And he does a good job. He’s an excellent run support guy because he’s a good tackler, and in pass defense he knows he has to be in perfect position because he’s giving up a lot of height.”

Hussey was in perfect position defending a deep route that led to his first interception of the season. North Pitt, trailing 18-0 after the first quarter, figured it would try to catch the Cougars out of position on a fourth-and-six situation from the SWE 35.

North Pitt (0-7, 0-1) quarterback Alex Johnson couldn’t get the ball to his receiver as Hussey jumped in front of the pass and came down with the pick.

The Cougars defense was sharp in the first half and was good enough to keep the Panthers off the scoreboard for a 33-0 halftime lead. SWE, playing reserves for much of the second half, allowed an 81-yard touchdown run and a kick return touchdown.

— Patrick Mason, Rocky Mount Telegram

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