Bill Petty

Panthers Use Pounding Running Game to Overwhelm Talented Hornets 31-20

The Orange Panthers behind the alternate running threats of #11 Tarheel commit Payton Wilson and #8 Marvante Beasley plowed through a typically effective Hillside Hornet defense and  defeated the Hornets 31 – 20 Friday night in front of a Homecoming crowd at Hillside High School.    As coach Van Smith stated in post game “when you have a thoroughbred you use him,” and use Payton Wilson they did on virtually every side of the ball.  Wilson who has now shifted on offense to the quarterback position used almost backyard football running plays that simply featured one of the top...

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Tigers Put It All Together Topping Red Wolves 27 – 3 On A Beautiful Hillsborough Night

The Chapel Hill Tigers began the 2nd quarter of last evening’s contest as if it were a whole new season playing nearly flawless football  scoring 26 unanswered points while defeating the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves 26-6 in front of a big homecoming crowd at the Wolf’s Den in Hillsborough.  Sophomore quarterback #12 Grant Stough, after a rocky start, threw the ball with laser accuracy for the remainder of the night.  Brother Senior #10 Alec Stough, #17 Bradley Kenyan, and #9 Javon Wells literally picked the ball out the air making several exceptional receptions on the night for the Tigers. ...

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Panthers Prevail In Epic Rivalry vs. Determined Spartans 16-15

Two Big 8 – 3A Conference rivals stood toe to toe and presented an epic battle on the Southern Durham gridiron with the Orange Panthers edging a determined group of Southern Spartans 16-15 in front a 4 deep standing room only crowd.  The Spartans coming in with a record of 1-5 on the year played as if they were 5-1 in front of a standing room only crowd at Southern Durham High School and gave the fans every bit of what they paid to see. The Panthers struck early in the first quarter with senior quarterback Brendan Huss connecting...

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Warriors Hit On All Cylinders and Yield Tough Night For Never Say Die Jaguars

The East Wake Warriors brought a deceiving 0 – 5 record into Carrboro on Friday night and turned in a near flawless performance leaving little doubt of their explosive potential handing the Jaguars a tough 48 – 6 loss.  Jaguars second year head coach Ken Lathan, who’s motto is “you either win or you learn” team played hard until the last snap even scoring their lone touchdown as the clock ticked away the final seconds of the game. The Warriors took us back in time with their well oiled double wing offense.  Consistent and beautifully executed misdirection plays rotating...

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Powerful Panthers “Keep It Rolling” In Adversity and Topple Much Improved Pirates 23 – 3

The Panthers overcame adversity on and off of the field and “kept it rolling” with the assistance of some late special teams miscues from the Riverside Pirates to earn a road win 23 – 3 at Riverside’s Linny Wrenn Stadium Friday night.  Off the field Orange High School classmate Cam Thompson was in an accident that left him in critical condition during the Panter JV game.  Coach Smith and the Panthers dedicated the win to Cam and his family.  On the field Panther starting quarterback Rodney Brooks was injured  planting his leg on an option play on the second...

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Speedy Falcons Dominate Tigers 52 – 19 on a Beautiful Friday Night in Durham

The Jordan Falcons utilized speedy open field running and a record setting Ben Miller at quarterback to dominate the Chapel Hill Tigers 51 – 19 on a beautiful night for football in Durham.  The Falcons opened the game with an option pitch to #22 Sincere Parker that yielded a 65 yard scoring run from the first play from scrimmage.  The Tigers answered the score with a quick 45 yard drive that was soon halted with a Falcon interception.  Four plays later the Falcons were in the end zone again with a 14 – 0 lead before 4 minutes were...

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Pesky Jaguars Turn A Misty Night In Chapel Hill Into A Magical Night For Their Program With Double OT Victory

Coach Ken Lathan’s Carrboro Jaguars turned a giant corner for their football program by defeating their 3A cross town rival Chapel Hill Tigers 21 – 20 in double overtime from Culton Peerman stadium last night in front of a wet sparse crowd.  The win ended a 3 game skid in the series which was the longest for either side.  The Jaguars spent the entire first half with one miscue after another that stalled impressive drives.  The result of a barrage of penalties at inopportune times resulted in a 14 – 0 Chapel Hill Tiger lead at halftime.   However, the...

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Panthers Show Talent & Guts In A Close Fought Loss To Talented 4A Hoggard

On a perfect night for high school football two talented teams took center stage in a playoff type atmosphere at Orange High School.  The 4A Hoggard Vikings behind their composed senior quarterback Josh Jones, a powerful stout tailback in #34 Lloyd Jarreau, and a bend but don’t break defense, outlasted an extremely talented Orange Panther squad 26 – 6 in front of an excited near capacity crowd at Orange High School.  The Panthers showed promise early in moving the ball through one of the best defenses in the state but simply could not finish several early drives that proved...

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Chargers Fall In Tough Season Opener 35 – 0

The Lee County Yellowjackets continued where they left off in 2016 by defeating the Northwood Chargers 35 – 0 on opening night in Pittsboro.  The Jackets behind Notre Dame commit Jahmir Smith, a composed sophomore quarterback Collin Johnson, and a stubborn defense proved to be too much for the Chargers. The Chargers began the season opener already with a key piece of their offensive puzzle missing by injury to starting quarterback Alex Parker.   Parker had experienced an injury earlier in the week in practice.  As a safety precaution Coach Harrington decided to give the quarterback duties to sophomore Jalen...

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