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D.H. Conley's Caleb Escamilla (#99) kicks a field goal that is blocked by South Central on Nov. 1, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thursday’s 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference football championship game ended in an all-out brawl, as South Central (10-0, 6-0) defeated D.H. Conley (7-3, 5-1), 28-27.

Following the end of the heated contest, South Central fans stormed the field, where a flag was planted in the Vikings’ turf. The incident sparked a large fight between Conley players and South Central students and players. 

When asked about the incident, Falcons head coach Andy Tew said he knew nothing of the flag being planted. Conley head coach Nate Conner said the fight “took away from what was an awesome game.”

Turnovers were the key, as Conley quarterback Nick Hamilton finished 15-for-25, throwing for 202 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. The Vikings had five total turnovers. Running back Jemere Artis was the Falcons’ leading rusher with 12 rushes for 176 yards.

SC defensive end Jeremy Lewis proved to have the biggest play of the game, blocking a Caleb Escamilla kick in the third quarter to keep the surging Vikings down by just one point.

A ruling on the fight has not been received by either school yet from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, but both were expecting a decision either later Monday or Tuesday.

The Falcons travel to Hertford County to end their regular season on Friday.

AYDEN-GRIFTON 25, GREENE CENTRAL 6 

The Chargers jumped on the Rams to move to third in the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference following their win Thursday. A-G took advantage of a sluggish GC offense, providing momentum ending third-down stops. 

The Chargers (6-4, 3-2) will hit the road Friday to take on South Lenoir, while the Rams (6-4, 3-2) will head to Kinston to take on the conference-leading Vikings.

FARMVILLE CENTRAL 49, NORTH PITT 28

The Jaguars ended a season they would rather forget with a win over North Pitt in Bethel. FC running back Rahshae Owens had a big night, rushing for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.  Panthers quarterback Alex Espinosa-Johnson also had his best outing of the season, going 8-for-17 for 134 passing yards and four total touchdowns.

J.H. ROSE 49, NEW BERN 14 

The Rampants took care of business and padded their record at 7-3, 4-2 with a 49-14 win over New Bern Friday night. Quarterback Grant Jarman tossed four touchdown passes, two of which went to wide receiver Ben Harris, who finished with eight receptions for 97 yards and two scores. Playoff-bound Rose looks prepared to enter postseason play as it awaits its seeding.

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

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONLEY GIRLS FINISH 12TH, BOYS EIGHTH AT 3-A FINALS

The D.H. Conley girls’ cross country team finished 12th out of 20 schools in their first appearance in a state final in over 20 years. Senior Emma Cole ran a season-best time to lead the Vikings with a 64th-place finish.

In addition to Cole, Jennifer Perez (70th, 21:28), Annika Stoakes (99th, 21:34), Alice Guth (116th, 21:53) and Eve Curtis (122th, 22:02) scored for Conley. Channing Manning (136th, 22:22) and Olivia Chiancone (156th, 23:55) rounded out Conley’s female finishers.

The Vikings boys’ team finished eighth out of 24 teams. Peyton Walters (38th, 17:00), AJ Miller (43rd, 17:10), Owen Thorndike (55th, 17:18), Seth McKinney (69th, 17:29) and Jalen Wilson (78th, 17:33) scored for Conley. Eli Orians (94th, 17:49) and Toby Bryson (107th, 17:57) also finished under 18 minutes on the 5K course.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL

HOPE 46, CHICOD-WHITFIELD 0

The Hope Football team defeated Chicod 46-0 to bring home the Viking Bowl trophy. Isaiah Crumpler rushed for two touchdowns and two conversions. Jamir Wright rushed for two touchdowns, two conversions and passed for a third score.

Jarvis Williams caught one touchdown pass and rushed for a second score, while Jonathan Jackson converted on a 2-point conversion. Hope finished the season at 5-2.

VOLLEYBALL 

E.B. AYCOCK FINISHES PERFECT AT 14-0

The E.B. Aycock middle school volleyball team completed a pristine 14-0 season. The team won the Division 1 Middle School regular season championship and the tournament championship.

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High Schools

November 13, 2018

Pitt County high school football teams finished a perfect 4-0 in the final week of the regular season, while Greene Central almost pulled out an upset of 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference champion Kinston.

Ayden-Grifton (7-4, 4-2) put up another strong outing, shutting out South Lenoir on the road,…

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November 10, 2018

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its brackets Saturday afternoon informing teams of their paths to a state title. 

Ayden-Grifton saw a change in its seeding just before the brackets were finalized. A-G started the day as a 14-seed, scheduled to play South Granville.…

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November 10, 2018

The Greene Central Rams looked to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season against undefeated Kinston, and nearly did. In the end, however, one key play ended any thought of knocking off the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader.

Looking at a first-and-goal from the 10-yard line, it seemed…

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November 09, 2018

The final week of the high school football regular season is here as local teams, including D.H. Conley (7-3, 5-1), use to make up previously postponed contests during hurricane season. 

The Vikings received some good news Tuesday night, as they learned they will be allowed to continue on into…

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November 08, 2018

Ayden-Grifton football brought its regular season to a close on a high note, defeating South Lenoir, 42-0, on Thursday night.

Quarterback Blake McLawhorn threw two touchdown passes on the night, both going to running back JC Darden, who looked much like his older brother, starting running back Ray…

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November 08, 2018

Rose forward Tyre Taft had his soccer career at J.H. Rose come to an end Tuesday night after a 1-0 loss to Chapel Hill in the second round of the state playoffs. Taft finished with 17 goals, two assists and 36 points over 39 games played. Taft was a captain and leader of the Rampants on their way…

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November 07, 2018

The J.H. Rose soccer team saw its season end in the second round of the state playoffs Tuesday night after a 1-0 upset loss to Chapel Hill. 

The 12-seeded Tigers got on the board early in the first half, as Kevin Morales got the ball past Rose (18-5-1) goal keeper Trey Burelson just over six…

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November 06, 2018

Fines, multiple suspensions and student penalties were among the punishments in the wake of last Thursday’s post-game brawl between the D.H. Conley and South Central High School football teams, according to a Pitt County Schools statement on Tuesday.

“School fines were levied,…

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November 06, 2018

Thursday’s 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference football championship game ended in an all-out brawl, as South Central (10-0, 6-0) defeated D.H. Conley (7-3, 5-1), 28-27.

Following the end of the heated contest, South Central fans stormed the field, where a flag was planted in the…

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November 04, 2018

RALEIGH

I saw something new Saturday night at Reynolds Coliseum. D.H Conley’s volleyball team was trailing.

The Vikings may have surrendered a few points here and there in the beginning of a first set during the regular season, of course, but to be as deep as 20 points into a set and…

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