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Prep football roundup: Cooley powers Southern Nash to 5-0 start

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Northeastern defenders Rashawn Lister, left, and Adrian Spellman, right, combine to tackle Rocky Mount High's Octavian Sherman as he runs the ball Friday at Rocky Mount High School.

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Telegram Reports

Friday, September 20, 2019

Quinton Cooley might still be running.

The Southern Nash running back ran his team to a 55-21 win over Greenville Rose on Friday. Cooley had 309 of the team’s 502 rushing yards, and added four touchdowns. That brings his touchdown total to 23 on the season through five weeks.

Southern Nash (5-0) scored two touchdowns in every quarter, and led 28-7 at halftime. Matt Foster threw a touchdown pass to Jackson Vick, and Jalen McClaston returned an interception for a touchdown late in the win.

The Firebirds travel to Northside-Jacksonville next week.

Northeastern 21

Rocky Mount High 6

The Gryphons lost to the 2-A state runners-up in a home non-conference game.

RMH (3-2) trailed 21-0 in the fourth quarter, but found a touchdown late in the game to avoid a shutout loss.

Northern Nash 28

Bunn 22

The Knights (4-1) secured their second comeback win of the season.

The score was tied 7-7 at halftime before Northern Nash fell behind in the second half. But a comeback effort sent the Knights to a 4-1 record ahead of a matchup with SouthWest Edgecombe next week.

Nash Central 41

Bertie 22

The Bulldogs got back on track with a home win on Friday.

Coming off a disappointing loss last week to rival Northern Nash, Nash Central (3-2) scored points in bunches and kept Bertie from coming back. The Bulldogs, now with a winning record, will travel to Rocky Mount High next week.

North Edgecombe 42

South Creek 0

North Edgecombe put a blowout loss to Tarboro last week in the rearview with a commanding win on Friday.

The Warriors (3-2) capped non-conference play with a winning record, and will start Tar Roanoke Conference play at home next week against KIPP Pride.

Fayetteville Christian 68

Rocky Mount Academy 32

The Eagles continue to score plenty of points, but haven’t been able to keep opponents from the end zone. That was the case on Friday in a home loss.

RMA (0-5) hosts Raleigh St. David’s next week.

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