Eagles run away from Roanoke Rapids, 54-26
Warren County couldn’t find an answer for Roanoke Rapids quarterback De’Juan Walker Friday and the Yellow Jackets couldn’t stop any rusher the Eagles threw at them.
But Warren County’s defense and special teams, while not dominant, proved to be timely as they were last week against Louisburg and the Eagles scored a 54-26 win over Roanoke Rapids in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference opener for both teams.
The Eagles (5-2) built a 24-0 lead and led 32-12 at halftime before Roanoke Rapids (2-5) crept back in it behind Walker, who finished with 221 yards on 27 carries with three touchdowns.
Dyami Wortham, who had two scores, blocked a Roanoke Rapids punt early in the fourth quarter, setting up his own 11-yard rushing touchdown. Kaelen Evans’ run on the conversion made it 46-26.
Warren County’s Antonio Thompson had a 35-yard interception return in the second-quarter that set up Pete Johnson’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Devonte Hargrove for the Eagles’ third score.
Jaquan Jones started at quarterback for Warren County and finished with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles’ Chris Privett had a 20-yard rushing score in the second quarter and Pete Johnson added the last touchdown.
Warren County hosts Franklinton next week.
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