RECAP: Dorian causes delays in Week Three
By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Area football teams found themselves in familiar territory last week, as they frantically searched for ways to play their Week Three games ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian Thursday evening. Many pushed their games to to Sept. 3 hoping to avoid any weather that may impact the fields, but in the end, only Farmville Central and South Central proceeded with their plans. Greene Central and North Pitt and J.H. Rose moved to Monday, but the Rams and Panthers decided conditions had not improved enough to play. Also, D.H. Conley moved their game with Washington to Oct. 18. Here are this weeks top performers and top teams in what was a winless week for Pitt County teams.
ONE STAR: Richard Peterson, Farmville Central, Running back (15 carries, 92 yards, 1 rush TD)
Peterson has been one of very few bright spots early on in Farmville, stepping up to take on more touches as slotback Dontavious Short recovers from injury.
Peterson has a solid balance of crafty jukes and fakes to go along with his powerful, straight ahead run style. While the Jags may still be searching for their first win, Richardson has proven that he can handle whatever is asked of him on the field.
TWO STARS: Michael Allen, J.H. Rose, Running back (8 carries, 51 yards, 3 rush TD, 3 rec, 50 yards, 1 rec TD)
Allen had a solid performance in Rose's loss to Northeastern Monday, finishing with four total touchdowns on the night.
Allen provided a good change of pace from bruising running back Shaquan Perry, and consistently moved the chains by catching balls out of the backfield.
The duo of Perry and Allen should continue to put up solid numbers as the Rampants move through the season.
THREE STARS: Kevone Harris, South Central, Running back (22 carries, 118 yards, 3 total TDs)
Harris led the Falcons rushing attack Wednesday night in Pinetops as South Central fell to 2-A opponent SouthWest Edgecombe.
The offense was clicking, but defensive issues kept SC from keeping up with the talented Cougars. It was Harris who fought to keep his teams momentum, pushing to consistently move the chains in an impressive effort.
It's no surprise to anyone around the Falcons program that Harris has become a major part of the teams offense. Expect more strong nights from the senior as the season continues.
TOP TEAM OF THE WEEK: J.H. Rose (Loss, 43-29 to Northeastern Monday night)
The Rampants ground attack shined in the first half in what was a week filled with postponements and delays due to Hurricane Dorian.
Prior to an hour long delay after halftime the Rampants looked poise to potentially steal a win against the powerhouse Eagles from Elizabeth City. While Perry and Allen moved the ball on the gorund, wide receiver Kevin Hamilton showed his ball skills with his impressive vertical leaping ability and catching skills. Hamilton was shutdown after halftime however, as the Eagles keyed on quarterback Wade Jarman's favorite target.
Allen and Hamilton were the only Rampants to record catches on the night, and Jarman went 0-4 with an interception in the second half. In good news, head coach Dave Wojtecki is hopeful to return to the sidelines in his full capacity in one to two weeks. He aims to be back in charge by the time conference play begins on Sept. 27 when JHR travels to face New Bern.
Wednesday, Sept. 3
SW Edgecombe (2-0) 62, South Central (2-1) 27
North Edgecombe (1-2) 48, Farmville Central (0-3) 7
Saturday, Sept. 7
Fayetteville Christian (1-1) 38, John Paul II (1-1) 22