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Friday Night Football Scores from Aug. 24

Northeast-Hobgood – 60

Pungo Academy – 14

In Lasker, Northeast –Hobgood opened defense of their 2017 NCISAA 1-A state title in a big way by cruising past Pungo Academy, 60-14.

J.T. Simmons led the way, rushing for 294 yards and scoring five touchdowns.

The outcome was never in doubt as NEA-Hobgood led 22-0 in the opening seven minutes and took a commanding 52-8 lead at halftime.

Pungo is fielding a varsity football team for the first time.

 

Community Christian – 36

Lawrence Academy – 6

In Merry Hill, Lawrence Academy returned to the gridiron following a one-year absence, but Community Christian played the role of spoiler as they defeated the home-standing Warriors, 36-6.

Lawrence’s lone touchdown came on a 60-yard pass from Tyler Wheeler to Brian Hughson.

 

Wilson Hunt – 14

Hertford County – 0

In Ahoskie, visiting Wilson Hunt spoiled the Bears home opener and HCHS fell to 0-2 on the young season as the Warriors won, 14-0.

Hunt led 8-0 at halftime and added an insurance touchdown early in fourth quarter to account for the final score.

The Bears drove to Hunt’s eight yardline with a shade over six minutes left in the game, but failed to score.

 

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

Bertie – 36

Northampton – 16

 

Currituck – 59

Camden – 0

 

East Carteret – 21

West Carteret – 14

 

Farmville Central – 21

North Lenoir – 14

 

Franklinton – 41

Bunn – 14

 

Greene Central – 38

C.B. Aycock – 35

 

Greenville Rose – 34

Wilmington Laney – 6

 

Havelock – 77

New Bern – 13

 

Jacksonville – 35

East Duplin – 21

 

Kinston – 26

North Pitt – 0

 

Manteo – 58

Columbia – 27

 

Pamlico County – 38

Ayden-Grifton – 28

 

Riverside – 21

Washington Co. – 14

 

Rocky Mount – 25

D.H. Conley – 21

 

South Central – 38

West Craven – 22

 

SW Onslow – 29

Wallace-Rose Hill – 20

 

Tarboro – 48

Washington – 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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