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Prep football roundup: Knight, Southern Nash run past Hunt

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Tarboro High School's Khalil Staton runs the ball during Friday's victory over Northside-Pinetown.

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Telegram Reports

Friday, October 19, 2018

Southern Nash’s Zonovan Knight has put up eye-popping numbers in every game this season. Friday night at home against Wilson Hunt (4-4. 1-2) was no exception.

The Firebirds (6-0, 2-0) won, 63-6, staying undefeated ahead of a much-anticipated matchup with the Gryphons in Bailey next Friday, and Knight scored nearly every time he touched the ball.

The N.C. State commit rushed five times for 120 yards, scoring four times on the ground. He also had a punt return for a score, finishing with five touchdowns in six touches.

Franklinton 62, Northern Nash 20

The Knights (3-4, 0-2) were unable to keep up with the Rams (6-2, 2-1) on Friday night at home, dropping their second Big East game in as many tries.

After dropping the first game in conference to Wilson Fike two weeks ago, Northern Nash had its game with Southern Nash postponed last week. Big East play continues for the program next Friday on the road against Wilson Fike.

Tarboro 60, Northside-Pinetown 0

The winning streak for the Vikings (8-0, 4-0) grew to 23 in a row on Friday night with another easy win, this one at home against Northside-Pinetown (3-6, 0-4).

The game had a 42-0 score at halftime. Conference play continues for Tarboro next week with a matchup at home against Riverside.

SouthWest Edgecombe 42, Farmville Central 13

After playing against, and beating, Nash Central this past Monday, the Cougars (7-1, 3-0) completed a perfect week with a big conference win against Farmville Central (2-7, 1-2).

SWE jumped out to a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and had a 28-0 lead by halftime. For the game, quarterback Jayden Lewis was 6-of-8 passing for 110 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Darntrell Council led the way with 161 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.

After dropping a seven-point game in Week 3, the Cougars have now won five in a row and are perfect in Eastern Plains play.

Wilson Beddingfield 25, Nash Central 7

The Bulldogs have played strong defense in each of the past two weeks but hasn’t found a way to score points consistently.

The result has been a five-game losing streak after Friday’s 2-A Eastern Plains loss, as Nash Central falls to 2-6 overall and 0-3 in conference. Beddingfield took an 18-7 lead into the fourth quarter, and managed to add a late touchdown to cap the scoring.

North Edgecombe 56, Northwest Halifax 0

It’s officially a win streak for head coach Jason Miller and the Warriors. North Edgecombe shutout Tar-Roanoke foe Northwest Halifax (4-5, 1-3) on the road on Friday night for its third straight win, pushing its record to .500 after starting the season 0-3.

The Warriors (4-4, 4-1) are in second place in the conference, and have a home game scheduled next Friday against Rocky Mount Prep, where they’ll look to win a fourth in a row and improve to 5-1 in conference.

Roanoke Rapids 50, Rocky Mount Prep 6

The Jaguars dropped their seventh consecutive game, this one a road non-conference game in Roanoke Rapids.

RMP (2-7) won the first two games of the season before losing the next seven.

Rocky Mount Academy 63, Cary Christian 0

The Eagles secured the fourth and final playoff spot in the NCISAA 2-A postseason with its win over Cary Christian (0-7, 0-6).

And RMA (4-3, 3-3) started fast by scoring 26 points in the first quarter, before adding 22 more before halftime for a 48-0 lead heading into the break. The Eagles needed to win the final two games of their season to have a shot at a playoff berth and they finished 2-0.

The Eagles will travel to Big 8 Conference champion Raleigh St. David’s on Friday for a first-round playoff game.

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