The Tarboro football team continued its onslaught of the conference with Thursday’s win over South Creek.
The Vikings won 48-0, collecting their fourth conference win in as many tries. It was their third shutout win of the season. Tarboro has now out-scored opponents, 326-91.
Tarboro (7-1) broke out its passing game as Omarion Lewis went 3-for-3 for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Layton Dupree caught both touchdown passes from Lewis.
The Vikings also collected 287 rushing yards as four different players scored touchdowns. Jayshun Higgs led the way on the ground with 101 yards and a score, while Trevon White (59 yards), Tobias Joyner (39) and Nathan Sherrod (10) all added touchdown runs.
Sherrod also added 29 passing yards as part of a 106-yard performance by the Vikings through the air.
On defense, White recorded an interception. He is now tied with Dupree (2) for the team lead in picks.
Tarboro will host Riverside-Martin next week in the final home game of the season before the Vikings close out the regular-season schedule with a game at Washington County.
Rocky Mount High 13 Roanoke Rapids 10
The Gryphons needed a late score in the game’s final seconds to come away with a Big East Conference win.
It was RMH’s Cameron Jones who came through with a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 25 seconds left in the game that gave the Gryphons a 13-10 lead for good.
Neither team led by more than four points at any point in the game, as the teams traded leads throughout.
The Gryphons trailed 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, then led 7-3 at halftime after Elijah Battle found the end zone on an 8-yard rush with 4:12 left in the first half. That score held after the third quarter as the Yellowjackets missed a 23-yard field goal with 2:22 remaining in the quarter.
Roanoke Rapids’ Jamari Edwards gave his team a 10-7 lead when he scored with 4:15 remaining in the game from 3-yards out. But that was all the points the Yellowjackets could muster as the Gryphons mounted a game-winning drive in the waning seconds.
The conference is still up for grabs as RMH (5-2) hosts Southern Nash on Friday, then travels to Franklinton and Northern Nash to close the season.
John Paul II Catholic 43 Faith Christian 28
The Patriots (3-2) lost just their second game of the season. They allowed 347 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Caden Hamlett, who had 84 rushing yards, was 4-for-6 passing with a touchdown to Thomas Sugg.
Luke Parker led FCS in rushing with 98 yards and a touchdown. Deanthony Joyner added 73 yards on the ground with a touchdown, while Jaden Crudup scored on a 4-yard rush.
FCS will host Rocky Mount Academy on Friday.