OXFORD – Rocky Mount has guys with talent.
“We’ve got a few,” Rocky Mount coach Jason Battle said after his Gryphons earned a 51-7 road win against Oxford Webb. “Right now, I think our kids are real hungry and trying to prove a point.”
The Gryphons began adding to Chase Miller’s first-quarter field goal with a powerful run up the gut by Nick Bynum.
The pile of Webb defenders appeared to have stopped, but no referee had blown a whistle, and Bynum never quit churning, emerging from the pile for a 34-yard run to the end zone.
Webb responded with a 27-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Michael Phillips to Rakym Winstead.
Then Rocky Mount had some answers: A 27-yard touchdown run by Rashawn Harris; A 5-yard touchdown run by Bynum; And then a 48-yard punt return to the end zone by Harris.
“Hard worker,” Battle said about Harris. “He just makes plays.”
By then it was halftime and the Gryphons (2-0) had to stop scoring for a while.
The Warriors (1-1) went into their locker room down, 31-7.
Near the beginning of the third quarter, Harris intercepted a pass from Phillips and hustled at least 50 yards into the end zone.
A block in the back penalty negated the score.
But Rocky Mount running back Tyrell Forbes took it back with a 10-yard touchdown run.
Rocky Mount added a 21-yard touchdown run from B.J. Sanders and a 5-yard touchdown run from Channing Green.
The Gryphons play host to Hertford County on Friday in their second home contest of the year.