T.W. Andrews 39, North Brunswick 0
Sat. November 23, 2013 at 12:14 a.m. | By StarNews Sports Department
North Brunswick's Connor Fennell goes for the tackle after T.W. Andrews' Carlos Manning intercepted a pass during Friday night's Class 2AA playoff game in High Point. Photo by Laura Greene, High Point Enterprise
HIGH POINT | Marquell Cartwright carried the ball 14 times for 214 yards and one touchdown to lead the Red Raiders (11-1) into the Class 2AA high school football quarterfinals on Friday night.
Quarterback Lamar Raynard threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns, picking apart the Scorpion defense. Raynard hit his favorite receiver, Justin Lea, for all three of his touchdowns.
"The running back was hard to tackle in space and the quarterback was very accurate," North Brunswick coach Garry Bishop said. "You couldn't load the box or focus on stopping just one guy. They spread us out and got guys one-on-one in space."
Defensively, Andrews pitched its second shutout of the season, holding North Brunswick (9-4) to only one trip into the red zone. Carlos Manning picked off Scorpion quarterback Randy Clark twice, and the defense recorded four sacks.
"We threw some interceptions early and then we just couldn't get good field position," Bishop said. "They were just better than us tonight."
North Brunswick finished with a winning record for the first time since 2008. The Scorpions had finished 6-6 the past two years.
"It was a successful season winning nine games and our first playoff game in a couple years," Bishop said. "Obviously I wish we were still playing, but we lost to a better team."