Football Friday Night — Oct. 3, 2008

Fuquay-Varina 20, Lee County 0

SANFORD — For the first time this season, the Lee County Yellow Jackets were shut out. 

And for the second straight week, it was the wing-T offense that beat them. 

Fuquay-Varina remained unbeaten in Tri-8 Conference play, accumulating 424 total yards of offense in its 20-0 shutout of Lee County on Friday night at Paul Gay Stadium. 

The Yellow Jackets drop to 1-5 on the season and 0-2 in the conference, while the Bengals improve to 5-1 and 2-0 in conference action. 

Cory Hunter, Corey Mixon and Eric Powell led the Bengals on the ground, picking up a total of 220 yards. Powell carried the load with his 138 yards on 20 carries and two touchdown carries. Powell finished with four carries and 16 yards, but also recorded a touchdown. Mixon had 10 carries for 66 yards. 

Union Pines 7, Southern Lee 6

CAMERON — Three fundamental things have to happen in succession for any place-kicking play to work in football.

One, you need a good snap. Then, you need a good hold. Finally, with some blocking up front, you need a good kick through the uprights.

And you need all three. Not one. Not two. 

All three.

The Cavaliers didn’t get any of them.

After scoring the potential tying touchdown early in the third quarter of Friday night’s game against Union Pines, the Southern Lee Cavaliers had the snap sail a little high, the hold get away and the kicker, Jake Brower, who earlier this season set a new Lee County record for the longest field goal, never get a chance.

Alas, that’s how the game ended, with Union Pines running out the clock to hold on to a 7-6 victory over the Cavaliers.

Chatham Central 15, North Moore 6

ROBBINS — Chatham Central’s football team improved to 2-5 on the season with a 15-8 victory over North Moore on Friday night. 

The Bears were led by sophomore quarterback Dylan Bounds, who completed 9 of 13 passes for 90 yards, including a 10-yard slant pass to Justin Johnson for their lone offensive score of the game in the second half. 

D.J. Johnson returned an interception for 20 yards and Tony Marsh intercepted a pass in the end zone for the victorious Bears as the Mustangs tried to convert a 2-point conversion after scoring.

The second score for the Bears came on the defensive side of the ball when Nick Castillo fell on the football in the end zone after the Bears defense sacked the Mustangs’ quarterback. 

Thanks to a Brooks Childress blocked punt, the Bears recorded a safety and took a 2-0 lead into the locker room. 

Harnett Central 28, Western Harnett 14

LILLINGTON — Darius McKoy rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns as Harnett Central remained unbeaten after getting a scare from Western Harnett in a 28-14 win in football on Friday night.

McKoy scored on runs of 9, 37, 47 and 6 yards to keep the Trojans (6-0, 2-) tied atop the Cape Fear Valley Conference standings with rival Triton.

Western Harnett (1-4, 1-1), which snapped a 26-game losing streak by beating Gray’s Creek in its league opener last week, led 7-6 at the half following Jared Bohn’s 32-yard scoring pass to Kevin Denmark. 

The Eagles tied the game in the third quarter after McKoy’s 37-yard run, as Sean McLean rumbled 9 yards to make it 14-14.

But McKoy found running room twice more, ending the Eagles’ upset bid.

Bohn was 7-for-16 for 92 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Western Harnett, which lost three starters to injury during the game. Chris Flack rushed for 118 yards on 12 carries while McLean had 30 yards and the score on just four carries.

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