Jags rout Rocky Mount Prep
CREEKSVILLE – What a difference a week makes.
Seven days removed from not producing a single offensive point in a 32-2 loss vs. Plymouth, Northampton County High School struck paydirt early and often here Friday night during a 63-0 win over Rocky Mount Prep.
With the win, the Jaguars improve their non-conference record to 2-1 and set their sights on a Sept. 7 contest at home vs. South Creek High.
On Friday, the Jags offense made the most out of the 23 plays they had for the game – scoring eight times in the lopsided win.
Junior running back Christian Boone was the lone Jaguar to score more than once as he reached the endzone on touchdown runs of 5 and 28 yards, both in the first quarter.
Boone’s pair of scoring runs along with two TD’s from quarterback Keion Crossen – one a 47-yard scamper and the other an 88-yard strike to Brian Lassiter, both in first quarter – helped Northamptonbuild a comfortable 49-0 halftime lead.
The other first half scores posted by the Jags all came on the ground – runs by Tyrell Powell (31 yards), Cedric Rice (5 yards) and William Cumbo (48 yards).
Even the Northampton defense got in on the scoring act when Caleb Moses scooped up a Rocky Mount fumble and rumbled 32 yards to paydirt at the 8:10 mark of the third quarter to extend the Jags lead 56-0.
The final score came with 7:40 left in the game on a 26-yard TD run by Marquise Artis.
Fisher McInville enjoyed a perfect 9-for-9 night in kicking each of the PAT’s.
Northampton finished with 359 yards of total offense led by Crossen, who passed for 126 yards on a 3-for-3 night while adding 47 rushing yards. Powell was the leading ground gainer, toting the pigskin only five times for 63 yards.
Rocky Mount Prep was limited to only 42 yards of total offense.