Week 7 football roundup
Sat. October 05, 2013 at 12:56 a.m. | By StarNews Sports Department
James Kenan 48, Rosewood 7
GOLDSBORO | No Marcelias Sutton, no problem for James Kenan.
The Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Carolina) remained unbeaten with an easy 48-7 rout of Rosewood. Al Owens had 10 carries for 107 yards and three scores and JaQuan Williams found the end zone three times to help the state's top 1A team take a 48-0 lead into halftime.
"I think it says a lot about our offensive line," James Kenan coach Ken Avent Jr. said about missing his star running back that is headed to N.C. State. "They continue to open up big holes for our backs."
The defense continued to shine too. They are holding opponents to just 11 points per game. Friday's contest marked the fourth time this season the Tigers held their opponent under 14 points.
"We played really good all night," Avent Jr. said. "I thought we were real physical and they really only had one decent drive the entire first half."
Midway 52, Pender 6
BURGAW | Midway easily took care of Pender 52-6 on Friday night in Four County Conference play, keeping the Patriots winless on the season.
Pender (0-5, 0-2) turned the ball over four times in its first four possessions (two fumbles, one interception and one turnover on downs). Pender head coach Tony Hudson was disappointed with his team's effort in the conference loss.
"We've got to improve on our assignments," said Hudson. "We've got to make sure that we get to where we're supposed to. It wasn't about Midway it was more about us not doing our assignment first and getting better."
Midway (6-0, 2-0) gets Clinton at home next week, while Pender is at East Bladen.
Wallace-Rose Hill 53, West Bladen 12
WALLACE | Wallace-Rose Hill returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and just kept scoring in a win over West Bladen.
Johnnie Glaspie's 16-yard touchdown run gave the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-0 Four County) a 27-6 lead after the first quarter.
Keyshawn Canady added a pair of first half scores and Dijon Kenan had a 21-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Defensively, Wallace-Rose Hill continues to be dominant. They had their shutout streak of 12 quarters snapped in the first quarter, but still have only given up 31 points (5.2 average) all season.
Clinton 21, East Bladen 20
CLINTON | The Dark Horses scored with just over a minute to play to give East Bladen another crushing late-game defeat.
The Eagles (1-5, 0-2 Four County) led almost the entire second half before Clinton drove the field on its final drive to win.
South Robeson 27, East Columbus 7
Harrells Christian 54, Wake Christian 14