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Friday night football – Scores from Aug. 17

Riverside – 34

Bertie – 28

In Windsor, visiting Riverside broke a 14-14 stalemate late in the first quarter en route to a 34-28 win over Bertie in the season opener for both clubs. Isaiah Williams led Bertie with three TD’s – running for two and passing for one. Chris Cooper led Bertie on the ground with 94 rushing yards.

Gates County – 21

Hertford County – 20

At Easons Crossroads, Greg Crandol scored on a two-yard run with exactly one minute left in the game and Caleb Brickhouse added the all-important PAT kick as the home-standing Red Barons stunned Chowan River rival Hertford County 21-20 in the season opener.

HCHS quarterback Tye Saxby accounted for all three TD’s for the Bears – passing for a pair of scores and running for another.

Northampton County – 42

Roanoke Rapids – 23

In a non-conference battle for Roanoke River supremacy, Northampton held the upper hand in the 2018 season opener. The home-standing Jaguars feasted on Roanoke Rapids miscues, forcing four turnovers, three of which coming in the first quarter where Northampton built a 22-0 lead. The Jags returned an interception for a TD and also scored off a blocked punt.

In other scores from eastern North Carolina games on Friday night:

 

Ayden-Grifton – 62

Southside – 0

 

Bunn – 34

North Lenoir – 7

 

Havelock – 48

West Craven – 20

 

Hillside – 37

New Bern – 8

 

Jacksonville – 40

SW Onslow – 13

 

J.H. Rose – 49

New Hanover – 6

 

Kinston – 28

Farmville Central – 23

 

Northeastern – 42

D.H. Conley – 34

 

South Central – 18

Greene Central – 14

 

Tarboro – 49

Washington County – 6

 

Wallace-Rose Hill – 58

James Kenan – 23

 

Washington – 46

East Carteret – 6

 

West Carteret – 17

Southeast Raleigh – 0

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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