Prep Football Roundup:
Published: Oct 01, 2012 01:32 PM
Modified: Oct 02, 2012 01:14 PM
For 12 minutes last Friday, Granville Central could dream about ending its abysmal streak in Carolina 2A football. That ended 5 seconds into the second quarter, when Ti Pinnix ran in a Northwood touchdown from two yards out, beginning a string of 50 unanswered points.
Since the technology-centric school opened in 2007 in rural Granville County, its never won a Carolina 2A game, losing 13 straight.
The Panthers (0-7, 0-1 conference) grabbed an early lead on its first possession last Friday on Chris Terrys three-yard run 6:10 into the contest. Northwood (4-3, 1-0) took total control after that. The Chargers amassed 363 yards of offense to just 154 for Granville Central just 42 yards rushing.
After Pinnixs TD run, he threw touchdown passes of 9 and 23 yards to Aumad Walker to spark Northwood to a 21-6 lead by halftime.
Pinnix and Walker connected for a 39-yard touchdown pass for a 28-6 lead in the third quarter, and the Chargers mostly kept it on the ground after that. Pinnix scored twice more on short keepers at the goal line and Corey Burnette capped the win with a 41-yard breakaway run for a TD with 56 seconds left.
Burnettes last run made him the leading rusher in the game, with 75 yards on 10 carries. Etop Udoh added 73 on 10 carries. Pinnix was hit for 17 yards in losses but still got 28 yards rushing to go with his 135 yards on 5-for-12 passing.East - Orange cancelledCHAPEL HILL
Lightning and heavy rain forced visiting Orange and host East Chapel Hill to postpone their football game last Friday, and then more rain Monday forced the two non-conference opponents to cancel the contest completely. It will not be rescheduled this year.
East Chapel Hill (4-2. 2-0 PAC) next plays Friday at Durham County Memorial Stadium against Northern Durham (4-2, 3-0); both teams are undefeated so far in PAC-6 games. Orange (5-1, 1-0 Carolina 3A) will play at Oxford Webb (1-5, 1-0) this Friday.
East Chapel Hill plans to move its homecoming festivities, originally planned for the Orange game, to the season-ending game Oct. 26 against Roxboro Person.First one for Red DevilsGRAHAM
Senior Antonio Turner broke a scoreless tie with his 63-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter Friday, putting Graham (1-6) ahead for good in a 24-8 win over Cedar Ridge. He scored again on a 42-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.
Freshman quarterback Jamie Newton hit Jeremy Williams for a 10-yard touchdown to put Graham up 14-0 with 18 second left in the first half.
Cedar Ridge (0-7) got one the board with 3:55 to play on quarterback Robert Moores 2-yard run on fourth-and-goal to cap an 80-yard drive.Stankavage gets good numbersRALEIGH
Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Shawn Stankavage threw for four touchdowns in the Crusaders 45-14 victory over Chapel Hill. Stankavage threw TD passes of 38, 20 and 18 yards in the first quarter alone. His 15-yarder in the third quarter made it a 38-0 lead.
Stankavage is well known in Chapel Hill. The son of former NFL quarterback Scott Stankavage and former UNC all-American swimmer Sue Walsh, Shawn was a standout athlete at St. Thomas More. W.E. Warnock
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