Prep Football Roundup: Vikings ready for Monday night clash
Northern Vance spent Friday in the film room rather than under the lights as scheduled.
The Vikings’ 3-A Big Eight Conference game at Cedar Ridge (1-8, 1-4) was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m. due to the threat of severe weather.
Northern head coach Eric Watkins doesn’t think the weekend off will affect his team very much.
“I still think they’re ready to go,” said Watkins. “They were disappointed they weren’t able to play this one. The focus had been there all week.”
Northern (0-9, 0-5) is trying to avoid its 20th consecutive loss.
The Red Wolves haven’t been much better over the past two seasons, but do have a league win this season over J.F. Webb.
Orange and Southern Durham, unbeaten in conference play, will play each other for the league championship Friday. Northwood and Cardinal Gibbons will settle third place this week as Gibbons hosts the Pittsboro squad.
Northern and Webb square off Friday in Viking Stadium.
The Warriors (2-8, 0-6) were defeated 56-7 on their Senior Night by Southern Durham Friday.
Southern Durham (8-2, 6-0) jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and three players finished with 70 or more yards rushing. Jordan Brown was the leader with 96, adding two touchdowns.
Southern Durham junior quarterback Kendall Hinton, a Duke target, was 9-of-13 for 196 yards and a touchdown, adding 70 rushing yards.
Quarterback Beau Smith had Webb’s lone score on a 6-yard rush in the fourth quarter before William Gillespie’s point after.
Webb’s Tobiah Lewis ran for 73 yards on 21 carries.
The Warriors’ county rival South Granville knocked off Warren County 62-12 Friday in 2-A Northern Carolina Conference play.
Warren County’s Jaquan Jones answered an early Vikings’ touchdown with a 52-yard rushing score before South Granville (8-2, 3-1) scored 48 unanswered points.
Jones finished with 63 yards for the Eagles, who were led by Dyami Wortham’s 88.
Sean Bowman had a monster game for South Granville, tallying 225 rushing yards on 19 carries, putting him over 2,000 yards for the season. He found the end zone four times Friday on the ground with scores from 48 and 49 yards.
Dennis Waddell caught the other Eagle touchdown from Jones.
Warren County (5-5, 1-3) is fifth in the conference, but still has a shot at a state playoff berth, even with a loss Friday at Bunn.
Attempts to reach Warren County head coach John Ward and Webb head coach Tony Midgette for this story were unsuccessful.
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