CH Drops OT Heartbreaker; Carrboro Dominates
ORANGE COUNTY – High School Football kicked off in exciting fashion with an overtime finish in Chapel Hill and Carrboro continuing its dominant play from last year.
The Chapel Hill Tigers came one-yard short of an overtime victory as the Riverside Pirates stood the Tiger offense up on the one-yard line. At the soggy Chapel Hill High stadium, Riverside connected on a field goal in the first overtime frame to take the eventual decider at 17-14.
In Hillsborough, Carrboro and Cedar Ridge kept it close in the first half with a 13-12 score at the break. However, the second half was all Jaguars as the State Runners Up pulled away to a three-score lead at 33-12. The Red Wolves, preparing for 3A play this year, punched one more in, but couldn’t get closer. Carrboro took the 36-19 win.
Both games were broadcast on WCHL and Chapelboro.com.
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The Orange Panthers mirrored the start of last season with an opening-game blowout as they stepped up to 4A play to take on the Person Rockets. Pat Moser’s Panthers took the 40-7 win on the road.
Be sure to check out Matt Paul’s story on Chapelboro.com for the recap of East Chapel Hill at Northwood.Did you see something wrong in this story, or something missing? Let us know