Friday Night Football — Sept. 19, 2008

Southern Lee 24, Lee County 6

SANFORD — Jeremy McLeod scored two touchdowns, including one on a 93-yard run, to lead Southern Lee to a 24-6 victory over Lee County in Brick City Bowl III.

The Cavaliers won The Brick, the trophy awarded to the winning team by The Sanford Herald, for the second consecutive year. Southern Lee won 2007’s game 32-17.

The victory was also new Cavaliers coach Bill Mazcko’s first as a head coach.

Lee County fumbled the opening kickoff on the Southern Lee 20-yard line. McLeod took the first carry of the game to the end zone, giving the Cavaliers a 7-0 lead 12 seconds into the game.

Lee County answered with a 2-yard score by Darius Britton on the first play of the second quarter, but McLeod responded with the 93-yard sprint midway through the period. Cavaliers kicker Jacob Brower added a 47-yard field goal as time expired and the end of the half to send Southern Lee into the break with a 17-6 lead.

McLeod finished the game with 189 yards rushing.

Northwood 63, Chatham Central 7

PITTSBORO — Sam Griffin tossed a school-record six touchdowns to pace the Northwood Chargers to a 63-7 victory over Chatham Central on Friday night.

Griffin connected on 14 of 19 passes for 189 yards, spreading completions around to nine different receivers.

Chatham Central took the opening kickoff past midfield and marched down from there, getting a 5-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Bounds to Mark Lyons.

But it was all Northwood from there. Jacob Houck had two touchdown catches and rushed for 65 yards while Demetrius Johnson added 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on just three carries. The Chargers (4-1) ran for 279 yards and had 491 total yards in the game while holding the Bears (1-3) to just 18 yards total.

Northwood opens its Mid-State Conference title defense at Carrboro next week.

Cape Fear 49, Western Harnett 35

FAYETTEVILLE — Cape Fear held off an offensive barrage by Western Harnett to defeat the Eagles 49-35 on Friday night.

Jared Bohn tossed three touchdown passes to keep Western Harnett in the game, but it wasn’t enough. 

Bohn connected with Sergio Carillo twice and found Marcus Rayam for a 23-yard pass for scores.

Chris Flack scored on a 28-yard run and Joseph Matthews found the end zone from 7 yards out for the Eagles (0-4) to round out the scoring.

James Birgil ran for three touchdowns for Cape Fear.

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