Bill Petty

Balanced Knights Defeat Chargers and Claim Big 8 – 3A Co-Championship

The Northern Knights used a balanced offensive attack, stingy defense, and an endless supply of enthusiasm to defeat the Northwood Chargers 34-7 and claim a Big 8 – 3A Conference Co-Championship with the Orange Panthers.  A game that was much more exciting than the score was filled with one big play after another leaving the spectators as wired as the players. Knight quarterback Brycen Jackson “gun slinged” his way through the evening connecting on 8 of 21 passes for 174 yards, 3 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns.  Jackson’s powerful arm was displayed on several occasions connecting on deep routes against...

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Hornets Reduce Mistakes and Deny Chargers Big 8 – 3A Title Celebration

Hillside’s talented roster was displayed in full force Friday night when the Hornets won the turnover battle and toppled the conference leading Northwood Chargers 35-28 in front of a capacity crowd in Pittsboro.  The Hornets used a combination of hard nosed running behind tailback Tyhijar Green, great offensive line play, a stingy defense, and some timely turnovers to beat a hot Charger team on Senior night. Northwood’s multiple formation sets and talented roster moved the ball consistently through the night, however, multiple miscues halted Charger drives throughout the evening. Hillside finishes their regular season this Friday evening as they...

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Talented Chargers Take Control Of Big 8 – 3A Conference With Overtime Victory Over Panthers

The Northwood Chargers battled back from a 14 point deficit and defeated the Orange Panthers 21-20 in double overtime in front of a 4 deep standing room only homecoming crowd in Hillsborough last evening.  The Chargers loaded with talent in every phase of the game kept the explosive Panthers at bay using a bend but don’t break defense and an impressive misdirection Wing T offense. The Panthers struck pay dirt first with 10:18 remaining in the 2nd quarter when #28 Hunter Pettiford running behind excellent blocking by center #50 Taison Farrington and right guard #52 Jeremiah Bailey scored from...

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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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