Football Friday night — Sept. 4, 2009

Lee County 55, Southern Lee 7

By RYAN SARDA

sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — This year, The Brick goes back to Lee County.

The Yellow Jackets cruised to an easy 55-7 victory over cross-town rival Southern Lee in Brick City Bowl IV on Friday night at Paul Gay Stadium, winning The Brick for the first time since 2006.

In a stellar performance from the offensive line, running and passing lanes were wide open for the Yellow Jackets to exploit all game long as they scored on all but two possessions. The win gives Lee County its first victory of the 2009 season and the first of the Burton Cates era.

Senior quarterback Dakota Hart, senior tailback Omar Murriell and junior tailback Cedric Gray also earned their first wins against the Cavaliers with career performances against the Cavaliers.

The two-headed monster at tailback combined for a total of 269 yards and four scores to guide the Yellow Jackets. Gray had 15 carries for 140 yards and a touchdown. Murriell had 17 carries for 129 yards and three scores.

Hart was 12-of-13 passing with a career high 183 yards and two touchdowns. With 2:27 remaining in the first half, Hart found senior wide receiver Chris Thompson open in the corner of the end zone for the duo’s first touchdown of the season. In the third quarter, Hart found junior wide receiver Dequon Swann on a 13-yard touchdown pass.

Northwood 34, Jordan-Matthews 0

SILER CITY — Northwood has made a habit recently of deep playoff runs.

But they haven’t been able to win what is to many of the Chargers’ players their most important game.

Until Friday night.

Northwood picked up its first victory in three years over Chatham County rival Jordan-Matthews, racing by the Jets 34-0 on the road.

Shane Peppers rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns while Sam Griffin connected twice with Ridge Smith for scores through the air. A.J. Farmer added a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Before the game, Northwood coach Bill hall said he had gfiven up trying to downplay to matchup, which Northwood had lost in three straight years.

“It was big night for the Chargers,” Hall said of the win.

Union Pines 51, Chatham Central 7

CAMERON — The Union Pines Vikings defeated the Chatham Central Bears in Friday night football 51-7.

The host Vikings defended their home field well. Although the offensive yardage totals were nearly even for each team, The Vikings still cruised to the victory.

Bears’ coach Bob Pegram was displeased with his team. “We didn’t show up to play,” Pegram said. “We’re off next week, so we’ll address the issues.”

Chatham Central did have one bright spot: Alex Wilson gained 82 yards on the ground for the Bears. 

Harnett Central 23, Western Harnett 13

ANGIER — Harnett Central scored nine unanswered points in the fourth quarter to hold off Western Harnett 23-13 in football on Friday night.

The Eagles (1-2) entered the fourth quarter trailing just 14-13.

Franklin Trapp was 10-for-19 for 156 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Western Harnett. Trapp also scored a rushing touchdown from 1 yard out.

Trapp found Shaun McLean for 54-yard touchdown pass.

Friday’s Scores

By The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL

Albemarle 56, North Stanly 0

Alexander Central 42, North Iredell 20

Alleghany County 31, Galax, Va. 12

Apex Middle Creek 21, Garner 20

Asheville Erwin 41, Madison County 28

Asheville Reynolds 35, Black Mountain Owen 6

Ayden-Grifton 34, North Pitt 20

Belmont South Point 21, East Gaston 16

Bessemer City 25, Forest City Chase 0

Boonville Starmount 36, North Surry 7

Brevard 33, Mitchell County 26

Bunn 56, Granville Central 8

Burnsville Mountain Heritage 67, Rosman 6

Cameron Union Pines 51, Chatham Central 7

Canton Pisgah 67, North Buncombe 0

Cary 32, Raleigh Sanderson 7

Catawba Bandys 40, Mooresville 22

Central, S.C. 18, Marshville Forest Hills 15

Charlotte Ardrey Kell 47, West Mecklenburg 0

Charlotte Berry Tech 32, Charlotte Waddell 0

Charlotte Christian 28, Liberty Christian, Va. 14

Charlotte Country Day 24, Charlotte Catholic 17

Charlotte Independence 35, South Pointe, S.C. 32

Charlotte Latin 42, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 10

Charlotte Providence 28, North Mecklenburg 23

Charlotte Providence Day 39, Swain County 29

Cherokee 56, North Cobb Christian, Ga. 28

Clinton Union 30, North Duplin 6

Clover, S.C. 28, Gastonia Forestview 16

Currituck County 34, Camden County 20

Dunn Midway 34, Seven Springs Spring Creek 0

Durham Hillside 31, Hope Mills South View 28

Durham Jordan 24, Morrisville Green Hope 14

Durham Riverside 27, Chapel Hill 22

East Bladen 25, Warsaw Kenan 0

East Burke 38, Morganton Freedom 16

East Lincoln 62, Kennedy Charter 6

East Rowan 30, Concord 0

East Rutherford 28, McDowell County 14

East Surry 27, North Lincoln 20

East Wake 17, Raleigh Millbrook 16

East Wilkes 48, Surry Central 22

Eastern Alamance 35, Burlington Cummings 6

Eastern Randolph 46, Carrboro 40

Eden Morehead 42, Magna Vista, Va. 35

Elizabeth City Northeastern 20, Farmville Central 13

Enka 42, Sylva Smoky Mountain 0

Erwin Triton 31, Clinton 21

Fayetteville Britt 42, Wilmington Hoggard 3

Fayetteville Byrd 26, Cape Fear 20

Fayetteville Pine Forest 39, Smithfield-Selma 23

Fayetteville Sanford 44, Hope Mills Gray’s Creek 18

Fayetteville Westover 26, Fayetteville Smith 20

Fuquay-Varina 41, West Johnston 14

Gates County 31, Perquimans County 18

Graham 39, Southern Alamance 38

Greene Central 14, Pikeville Aycock 7

Greensboro Page 63, Northern Durham 27

Greenville Rose 13, South Central Pitt 0

GW-Danville, Va. 14, Person County 7

Harnett Central 23, Western Harnett 13

Harrells Christian Academy 40, KIPP Pride 12

Havelock 42, Wilmington Laney 10

Hendersonville 35, North Henderson 13

Hickory Ridge 28, Central Cabarrus 26

Hickory St. Stephens 51, Claremont Bunker Hill 7

High Point Central 31, Lexington 7

Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 17, East Chapel Hill 0

Hobbton 28, Rosewood 7

Hoke County 41, Fayetteville Seventy-First 38

Huntersville Hopewell 28, Charlotte Myers Park 25

Jacksonville Northside 37, Jacksonville 14

Jacksonville White Oak 12, Wilmington Ashley 3

Kannapolis Brown 34, Thomasville 28

Kernersville McGuinness 41, Gastonia Highland Tech 0

Kings Mountain 21, Lawndale Burns 14

Kinston 50, North Lenoir 0

Lake Norman 35, Statesville 6

Lasker Northeast 56, Rocky Mount Academy 20

Lee County 55, Southern Lee 7

Lenoir Hibriten 70, West Caldwell 6

Lincolnton 21, Maiden 13

Loris, S.C. 29, South Columbus 25

Louisburg 17, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 14

Lumberton 55, St. Pauls 12

Mallard Creek 28, East Mecklenburg 19

Marlboro County, S.C. 38, Scotland County 7

Matthews Butler 54, Charlotte Vance 3

Monroe 54, Mt. Pleasant 0

Monroe Parkwood 45, Cox Mill 0

Monroe Piedmont 20, Concord Robinson 14

Monroe Sun Valley 27, Charlotte Olympic 21

Mt. Airy 52, Ashe County 7

New Bern 28, Bertie County 14

New Hanover County 35, Eastern Wayne 12

Newton-Conover 33, Hickory 6

North Davidson 35, East Davidson 3

Northwest Cabarrus 17, South Rowan 14

Pender County 26, East Columbus 13

Plymouth 16, Edenton Holmes 10

R-S Central 19, Polk County 13

Raleigh Athens Drive 28, Raleigh Broughton 21

Raleigh Leesville Road 37, Apex 6

Raleigh Ravenscroft 34, Franklinton 21

Raleigh Wakefield 30, Knightdale 13

Richmond County 63, Anson County 28

Ringgold, Ga. 34, Murphy 6

Roanoke Rapids 54, Southeast Halifax 6

Robbinsville 30, Franklin 20

Rocky Point Trask 41, North Brunswick 17

Salisbury 50, China Grove Carson 6

Shelby 12, Gastonia Ashbrook 0

Shelby Crest 7, Asheville Roberson 6, OT

South Caldwell 23, Vldese Draughn 7

South Granville 26, Oxford Webb 8

Southeast Raleigh 42, Raleigh Enloe 20

Southern Nash 22, Wilson Beddingfield 12

Southern Pines Pinecrest 42, Spring Lake Overhills 18

Southlake Christian 23, Raleigh Wake Christian 6

SouthWest Edgecombe 50, North Edgecombe 0

Southwest Onslow 54, Richlands 13

Southwestern Randolph 34, North Moore 22

Tarboro 45, Northern Nash 0

Wake Forest-Rolesville 10, Southern Durham 0

Wallace-Rose Hill 49, Southern Wayne 6

Washington 34, Pinetown Northside 0

Watauga County 35, Avery County 12

Weldon 34, Northwest Halifax 26

West Bladen 35, Fairmont 28

West Brunswick 15, South Brunswick 0

West Carteret 35, Croatan 0

West Charlotte 47, Charlotte Harding 0

West Davidson 40, Wheatmore 0

West Henderson 27, Cherryville 14

West Iredell 28, South Iredell 14

West Rowan 39, Davie County 36

Wilkes Central 48, Surry Central 22

Williamston 52, Robersonville Roanoke 0

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Creswell vs. Swan Quarter Mattamuskeet, ppd.

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