Friday Night Football — Aug. 29, 2008

Both Lee County and Southern Lee had the night off, but there were still games with area teams in action.

Among them are Western Harnett and Northwood, who are playing each other in Pittsboro. The Herald is covering the game, and in the fourth quarter, the much-improved Eagles led 18-13 and are close to snapping a 24-game losing skid.

But Northwood came right back and scored again, moving back in front 20-13 in the waning minutes and held on for the victory.

An interesting sidenote: lightning apparently struck near the Northwood campus earlier in the week, knocking out some of the lights on the scoreboard. Just how much time is left in the game is known only by the officials on the field.

Chatham Central 12, Wake Christian 7

RALEIGH — They are winners again.

The Chatham Central Bears were pretty special on Friday night, using their special teams to win for the first time since the 2006 season after defeating Wake Christian 12-7 on Friday night.

While the Bears moved the ball only to see their offense stall by penalties or turnovers, they used a fake punt in the second quarter and a kickoff return for the go-ahead score in the third quarter to prevail.

Pinecrest 47, Union Pines 12

SOUTHERN PINES — The Pinecrest Patriots have the inside track on winning the Moore County Championship this year.

Pinecrest had little trouble with Union Pines on Friday night in the “Battle of the Pines,” racing to a 47-12 victory.

If I hear anything from Chester, Ill., I’ll let you know.

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