Bears roll on

Published 12:35 am Saturday, October 9, 2010

CURRITUCK – Petey Boone went over the century mark twice this week.

The second time came last night (Friday) when the senior quarterback from Hertford County High School rushed for 149 yards on 11 carries to lead the Bears to a 28-6 win over Currituck High School.

HCHS totaled 369 yards during the contest and Boone accounted for 267 of those as he also completed five of 12 passes for 118 yards.

It was Boone’s arm that got the Bears in the endzone first against Currituck. He hooked up with wide receiver Justin Watson on a 91-yard pass play late in the first quarter.

Brandon Warren added the conversion for HCHS and the Bears led 7-0 with 3:51 to play in the first quarter.

The Bears scored again midway through the second period when Boone capped an 82-yard, eight play drive with a one yard run. Warren again added the conversion and Hertford County led 14-0 with 5:46 to play in the first half.

HCHS wasn’t done finding a way into the endzone, however, as Boone scored again late in the second quarter. With the Bears facing a fourth-and-six, he scampered 29 yards to paydirt. Warren again was true on the kick and Hertford County led 21-0 at the intermission.

Early in the second half, the Bears fumble away the football and Currituck capitalized on the miscue taking the ball 34 yards on eight plays.

Juwan Harvey caught a 10-yard pass from Dustin Midgett to provide the score. The kick failed, but the Knights were within 21-6.

The Bears came right back, however, as they drove 58 yards on 10 plays capped by a Devin Vaughan two-yard run. Warren added the conversion and HCHS held a 28-6 lead with only 3:47 to play.

Boone’s big night against the Knights follows a 222-yard performance against Edenton on Tuesday night in a makeup game.

The back-to-back victories pushes Hertford County to an overall record of 5-3 while standing 2-1 inside the Northeastern Coastal Conference.

Friday the Bears will play host to Pasquotank County High School in another league affair.

(Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald Senior Analyst Gattis Hodges contributed to this story.)