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For 10 years, Pinecrest coach Chris Metzger has said the key to success on the football field is to win the turnover battle and don't give up the big play.

Heritage took advantage of the game's only turnover and made some big plays on both sides of the ball to beat the Pinecrest 25-21 Friday in the second round of the state 4AA football playoffs in Southern Pines.

Husky sophomore linebacker Drake Thomas had a 36-yard scoop-and-score after Pinecrest fumbled the ball on its first possession of the game. The Heritage defense added two more points late in the second quarter when Pinecrest quarterback Nik Pry was sacked in the end zone for a safety.

Pry tied the game late in the first on a 6-yard run. The junior gave the Patriots their only lead of the night in the third frame with a 20-yard pass to JD Robinson. Pry would finish the night with 11 carries for 16 yards, and he completed 16-of-26 passing for 140 yards.

Pinecrest's Malyke Justice had a game-high 116 yards rushing on 15 carries. Jeremiah Anderson gained 65 yards on 11 carries and had a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Heritage quarterback and Duke recruit Gunnar Holmberg completed 15-of-20 passes for 196 yards. Five of those passes were for 10 or more yards. He connected with Jalen Pittman who made an acrobatic catch for a 39-yard gain that led to a 3-yard Ricky Person score early in the second. Person had another 3-yard score in the first minute of the fourth quarter to put the Huskies (11-2) up 22-21.

Heritage kicker Parker George tacked on a 29-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.

Pinecrest had one final drive that ended when Pry was tackled on a 4th and 5 run inside the Husky 20.

Pinecrest finishes the season 10-3; 3-2. #goPinecrest
Pinecrest had a pair of offensive touchdowns, a pick six and a fumble return for a score in the first 12 minutes of Friday's first round playoff game with Leesville Road.

The Patriots added a pair of second-half scores to tame the Pride 42-21 and advance to the second round of the state 4AA East tourney.

Pinecrest quarterback Nik Pry found Chris Owens for an 80-yard catch and run on the first play from scrimmage. Pry also had a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and finished the night 10-of-19 passing for 155 yards and one interception.

Patriot running back Malyke Justice had a game-high 94 rushing yards on 13 carries. He even carried a Leesville Road (6-6) defender into the end zone for the final 8 yards of an 18 yard score late in the first quarter. Justice added an insurance touchdown late in the fourth and converted the 2-point conversion

The Pinecrest defense started strong when JT Adams intercepted Leesville Road quarterback Vince Amendola midway through the first and returned it 36 yards for a score. Shymeik Reeves also found the end zone after scooping up a Pride fumble and returning it 23 yards in the final seconds of the first frame.

No. 2-seed Pinecrest (10-2) advances to host No. 3 Wake Forest Heritage (10-2). The Huskies knocked off Holly Springs 17-14 in the first round. #goPinecrest

Pinecrest scored three unanswered touchdowns to knock off a determined Hoke County football team 21-12 Friday in Southern Pines.

With several Pinecrest starters out of the lineup for injuries and others jumping across the line of scrimmage to fill in key roles, the Patriots struggled early in the first quarter giving up a 54-yard touchdown pass and a 68-yard pick six to the Fighting Bucks (2-8; 1-3).

Enter Jaylen Dickerson.

The South Carolina recruit started the game at outside linebacker, stepped in at quarterback, lined up to return kickoffs and punts, made some highlight blocks for teammates, and he finished with a host tackles. Offensively, Dickerson carried the ball 16 times for 97 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run, and he completed 3-of-5 passes for 88 yards and a 46-yard strike to Chris Owen for a touchdown.

Jaren Lubrano, who started the night at quarterback for an ailing Nik Pry, had 3 carries for 9 yards and a 4-yard touchdown run. He was 0-for-3 passing with the one interception.

Sophomore runningback Zaythan Hill also has some quality runs in a 14-carry, 90-yard rushing performance.

Pinecrest finishes the regular season 9-2; 3-2 in the Southeastern 4A Conference. The Patriots get a second bye week and wait to see where the land in the 4AA playoffs next Saturday.

Around the conference last night, Scotland shutout Richmond 21-0 and Lumberton crushed Purnell Swett 42-7. #goPinecrest

Richmond Senior returned a kickoff 97 yards with 33 seconds to play Friday to beat Pinecrest 21-14 in Rockingham.

In an epic defensive battle marred by penalties and 9 fumbles between the teams, Patriot quarterback Nik Pry pieced together a late fourth quarter drive that set up what appeared to be a game winning score with 47 seconds to play. The junior guided the Pinecrest to a 65-yard, clock-killing drive that ended with a Pry rushing touchdown on second an goal from the 9. Zach Martinez point after gave the Patriots a 14-13 lead — its only lead of the game.

Richmond quarterback Leon Zigler scored first on a 5-yard run the first quarter. The Patriot defense answered with 3 seconds left before halftime when Jaren Lubrano recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.

Raider running back Dante Miller scored on a 1-yard plunge with 10:07 in the fourth, but he point after was blocked, giving the Raiders a 13-7 lead. Miller, reaching into his pocket for a little Raider Magic, also returned the kickoff for the Richmond touchdown.

Pry finished the night 8 of 17 passing for 78 yards and 2 interceptions. He had 12 carries for 55 yards.

Pinecrest hosts Hoke County next week. The Bucks earned their first league win last night beating Purnell Swett 20-17. Scotland crushed Lumberton 63-7 in the last Southeastern 4A matchup Friday. #goPinecrest

Sophmore running back Zaythan Hill scored three first-half touchdowns to lead Pinecrest past Purnell Swett 41-17 Friday in Pembroke.

Hill, one of 11 Patriots to carry the ball in the game, had rushing scores of 1, 11 and 6 yards to help Pinecrest build a 28-0 halftime lead. He finished with 32 yards on seven carries.

Quarterback Nik Pry completed 5 of 6 passes for 99 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown to Jaylen Dickerson in the second quarter. Pry also had 8 carries for 27 yards.

Pinecrest special teams had highlights as JT Adams opened the second-half with a 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and the Patriots recovered two onside kicks.

Malyke Justice punched the ball into the endzone in the third quarter for the final Patriot score.

Pinecrest (8-1; 2-1) visits Richmond Senior next week. The Raiders crushed Lumberton 55-19 last night. In the third conference game, Scotland beat Hoke County 28-2.

In another legendary Pinecrest vs. Scotland County contest..the Fightin' Scots once again come out on top.
Pinecrest opened Southeastern 4A Conference play with a 48-14 homecoming win over Lumberton Thursday in Southern Pines.

Receiver Chris Owens had a highlight reel kinda night catching four passes for 216 yards and a touchdown. He set up a third quarter score with a 93-yard reception from quarterback Nik Pry on second and 27.

Joing Owens on the highlight reel was Shymeik Reeves who returned a punt 70 yards for a score in the third quarter.

Pry had 9 carries for 10 yards and 3 touchdowns (3, 2 and 1 yard). The junior completed 9 of 14 passes for 278 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown pass to Owens.

Malyke Justice had 8 carries for 149 yards for the Patriots. He also had a highlight reel moment with a 96-yard touchdown run. Teammate Jeremiah Anderson also had a 9-yard rushing touchdown.

Pinecrest (7-0; 1-0) led 27-6 at the half. Lumberton (2-5; 0-1) took advantage of 14 Patriot flags and 155 penalty yards to set up scores at the end of each half.

Pinecrest, the No. 10 team in the latest 4A AP football poll, hosts No. 2 Scotland next week. The Scots punished Purnell Swett 56-0 Thursday. Also on Thursday, Richmond Senior beat Hoke County 35-7. #goPinecrest

Pinecrest used its final non-conference football game Friday to fine tune its offense, flex its defense and give players some time for nagging injuries to heal.

The Patriot defense shined in a 45-0 running-clock shutout win over visiting Word of God Christian Academy (1-4). The Holy Rams were limited to 39 yards of total offense in the game on 40 plays.

Defensively, Pinecrest pitched its third shutout of the year. On the other hand, the Patriot offense rolled up 371 yards of total offense.

Patriot quarterback Nik Pry passed for one score and ran for another to lead the offense. The junior completed 7 of 16 passes for 94 yards, 1 interception and a 6-yard pass to Matt Lewis in the first quarter. Pry also carried the ball 5 times for 35 yards and a 16-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Malyke Justice had 3 carries for 73 yards and touchdown runs of 55 and 8 yards. Jonquelle Williams had a 4-yard touchdown run and Zaythan Hill had a 1-yard rushing score.

Back-up quarterback Greg Van Steen directed the Patriot offense for the majority of the second half.

The Pinecrest special teams were also on point with a 23-yard field goal and 6-of-6 PATs from kicker Zach Martinez. The Patriots also pinned the Holy Rams inside their on 1 on a punt.

Pinecrest enters its open week 6-0, the fourth time in the last 4 years the Patriots have played an undefeated non-conference schedule. The Patriots open Southeastern 4A Conference play at home Oct. 7 against Lumberton.

Pinecrest overcame a sloppy first half of football to stop a determined Southern Lee 29-3 Friday in Southern Pines.

The Patriots (5-0) overcame a number of first-half miscues by returning to its ground and pound run game to put 23 second-half points on the board.

Quarterback Nik Pry was involved in all three second-half touchdowns, running for scores of 42 and 2 yards, and completing a 12-yard fade to Chris Owens. Pry finished the game with 17 carries for 104 yards and he completed 2 of 13 passes for 29 yards.

Outside linebacker Jaren Lubrano returned a stripped ball 36 yards for a first-half touchdown. It was that highlight play of the first 24 minutes that included fumbles, a missed field goal, a blocked field goal, a missed PAT and a host of incomplete passes.

The Patriot defense held Southern Lee (3-1) to 180 yards of total offense and a 42-yard field goal. Pinecrest finished with 299 yards of total offense.

Pinecrest hosts Word of God Christian Academy next week. The Holy Rams are 1-3 and lost to Winston-Salem Prep 52-6 Friday.

Congrats to the Pinecrest Patriots on a clutch win over Woodberry Forrest 47-43. Nik Pry threw the game winning touchdown to Chris Owens with 15 seconds left in the game to cap off a crazy Saturday afternoon game in Virginia.

Pinecrest had 515 yards of total offense while Woodberry Forest had 568 yards of total offense (505 passing) in the game.

Nik Pry completes 10 of 22 passes for 291 yards and 4 TDs. He carried the ball 19 times for 87 yard and a TD. Woodberry Forest QB Lindell Stone completed 30 of 42 passes for 505 yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT. He had 4 carries for 9 yards and 2 rushing TDs.

That moves the Patriots record to 4-0 on the season. Up next Pinecrest hosts Southern Lee in their first conference game of the season.

Pinecrest comes out on top of a close contest with the Weddington Warriors 35 - 31 on Saturday morning.

Pinecrest has 465 yards of total offense: 351 passing and 114 rushing. Pinecrest's Nik Pry completed 13 of 25 passes for 325 yards and 4TDs. Jaylin Dickerson has 5 catches for 2 TDs. Chris Owen has 3 catches for 160 yards and 2 TDs.

Weddington had 572 yards of total offense today. The Warriors had 325 passing yards and 257 rushing yards.

Pinecrest travels to Virginia this Saturday to battle Woodberry Forest
Pinecrest forced three turnovers, held Durham Riverside to 166 yards of total offense and notched its second-straight football shutout Friday.

On a hot night with temperatures near the century mark at game time, Pinecrest played it cool on both sides of the ball in the 35-0 road win. The Patriots offense struggled early but ground and pounded its way to a 269-yard night with a balanced scoring attack that included a pair of passing and a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Quarterback Nik Pry completed 8 of 12 passes for 119 yards and he connected with receiver Chris Owens for scores from 40 and 20 yards. Running back Jeramiah Anderson had a 5-yard touchdown run and Maylik Justice had a 23-yard rushing score.

Stephen Graham's 80-yard pick six in the final seconds of the third quarter was highlight reel material, as was the second-half onside kick by Riverside (1-1) that ricocheted off the helmet of a Pinecrest player and back into the hands of Pirate kicker Tre Fitzpatrick.

Pinecrest improves to 2-0 and visits Weddington (1-1) next week. The Warrors beat Forest Hills 56-0 Friday.

Pinecrest looked polished for most of its 34-0 season-opening win over visiting Overhills Friday.

In the first 12 minutes, the Patriot defense held their Senior Night guests to -14 yards rushing, a fumble and an interception. Overhills' third series yielded a 16-play, 75-yard drive that ended with another interception — a 99-yard pick 6 by Pinecrest's Marquez Baxter nullified by a block in the back.

Offensively, junior quarterback Nik Pry led the Patriots rushing the ball 11 times for 65 yards and first-half rushing touchdowns of 4, 1 and 1 yards. He completed 9 of 16 passes for 219 yards.

Malyke Justice had a 4-yard touchdown run and Zaythan Hill had 28-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Pinecrest finished with 482 yards of total offense to 143 for Overhills.

The Patriots were flagged 8 times for 221 yards. One negated a touchdown and another a highlight reel catch by receiver Travis Patterson.

Pinecrest (1-0) visits Durham Riverside next week. The Pirates (1-0) beat Chapel Hill 35-0 Friday.

You can see, hear and experience the Pinecrest-Riverside game on MooreSportsRadio.com and Star 102.5FM. Our broadcasts begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Green Dreams Landscape Management Countdown to Kickoff.

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Chris Metzger (59-49; 20-29) starts his 10th season as Pinecrest head coach. Following 9-2 on-field campaign a year ago marred by a paperwork fiasco that resulted in 10 forfeits and a missed playoff appearance, the Patriots are back with a mission. Pinecrest returns 10 starters — 7 on offense, 3 on defense — including senior South Carolina commit Jaylen Dickerson at safety and junior Nik Pry, who signed to play baseball with UNC, who will move from the defensive backfield to starting quarterback. Pinecrest welcomes Overhills Friday night.

See, Hear and Experience every Pinecrest football game this season on MooreSportsRadio.com and on STAR 102.5FM. Our broadcasts begin at 7 p.m. with the Green Dreams Landscape Management Countdown to Kickoff.

This season's Schedule

08/19/16 Overhills --
08/26/16 @Riverside --
09/02/16 @ Weddington --
09/10/16 @ Woodberry Forest --
09/16/16 Southern Lee --
09/23/16 Word of God --
10/07/16 Lumberton --
10/14/16 Scotland --
10/21/16 @ Purnell Swett --
10/28/16 @ Richmond --
11/04/16 Hoke County --
A series of adult mistakes cost the Pinecrest football team 8 wins, a playoff appearance and $5,000.

Pinecrest administration notified the North Carolina High School Athletic Association late last week of a potential rules violation involving paperwork for freshman or sophomore junior varsity players who are moved up to varsity for a limited time for "lack of depth" or emergency situations. Known as the "8 quarter rule," the infraction gained statewide attention a year ago after 7 Guilford County schools were punished including No. 1 Dudley who was forced to forfeit all of it's games.

Pinecrest appealed the ruling to the NCHSAA Board of Directors Friday afternoon via conference call, but the punishment was upheld.

Principal Bob Christina released a letter to Pinecrest teachers and staff late Friday that admitted the school "violated (NCHSAA) rules. Specifically, required paperwork to clear junior varsity players to participate in varsity games was not kept current nor was the required process followed."

Christina also said the violations were not the fault of any student "as the violations pertained to the failure to complete and submit required forms."

According to the NCHSAA, no more than 12 different players may be 8-quartered in a season. Schools must predetermine the players, complete a form with signatures of "a licensed athletic trainer or medical doctor, principal, athletic director, and parent/legal custodian," and the form must be filed at the school and with the conference president on game day.

Following a game, a status report on the 8-quartered players is to be completed indicating the number of quarters the athletes played. The form "must be signed by coach, athletic director and principal and submitted on line to the NCHSAA by the first school day after the varsity contest."

Failure to submit reports to the NCHSAA results in a $500 fine per game.

Pinecrest used 8-quartered players in 10 games, wining 8 of them. The Patriots finish the season 1-10 after beating Hoke County 35-20 Friday in Raeford.

Considered by many to be done after a 5-game losing streak in late October, the Union Pines football team made a statement Friday night.

The Vikings outscored Westover 46-38 in Cameron to complete the regular season with back-to-back wins and a birth in next week's 3AA East playoffs.

Quarterback Ben Bowbliss had touchdown runs of 75 and 1 yard to lead the Vikings. He gained 197 yards on 18 carries, and he completed 7 of 17 passes for 74 yards including an 8-yard touchdown to Justin Eberhart.

Viking running back Kalon Green rushed for 98 yards on 18 carries and had touchdown runs of 21 and 2 yards. Kicker Sam Parsons had a 34-yard field goal and 2 PATs, and Union Pines had conversion points from a Dakota Hicks run, and a Trevor Womak pass to Tristian Serna.

Union Pines finishes the regular season 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference.

Pinecrest quarterback Christian rushed for four touchdowns and he passed for another at Pinecrest beat Hoke County 35-20 Friday in Raeford.

Ledbetter had touchdown runs of 2, 6, 5 and 1 yard as he gained 45 yards on 18 carries. The senior, playing in his final game, also completed 14 of 20 passes for 207 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown to Chris Owens in the second quarter.

Hoke County (0-11; 0-5) kept the game close through three quarters with scores from a 91-yard kickoff return, a 71-yard jet sweep and a 66-yard pass.

Pinecrest finishes the season 1-10; 1-4.

North Moore clobbered Chatham Central 55-20 in Bear Creek Friday. The Mustangs led 35-14 at recess and finish the regular season with a 6-4 record, 5-3 in the Yadkin Valley Conference. Following an open week, North Moore could host a first-round 1A state playoff game.
Union Pines won the battle of big plays Friday at Southern Lee as the Vikings beat the Cavaliers 17-14 in Sanford.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had two second-half touchdown runs — the most important a 1-yard plunge on fourth and goal with just under 3 minutes to play in the contest. The Viking defense held on the ensuing Southern Lee drive to snap a 5-game losing streak.

Bowbliss completed 9 of 19 passes for 73 yards and 2 interceptions. He had 7 carries for 46 yards, including a 12-yard scamper to the right pylon on the first drive of the second half.

Sam Parsons had a 39-yard field goal the Vikings in the first quarter.

Southern Lee (4-6; 1-4) had first-quarter rushing scores of 73 and 93 yards.

Union Pines improves to 5-5 overall, 1-4 in the Cape Fear Valley 4A. The Vikings close the regular season at home next week needing a win over Westover to secured a spot in the playoffs. The Wolverines lost to Lee County 28-6 Friday.

Second-half adjustments were the key to a Richmond Senior 49-28 football win over Pinecrest Friday in Southern Pines.

Trailing 21-14 at intermission, the Raider defensive front shut down the Pinecrest run game, limiting the Patriots to 55 second-half yards and one score. Richmond, on the other hand, had three 100-yard rushers and rolled up 406 ground yards in the game.

Raider quarterback Leon Zeigler had rushing scores of 39, 1, 13, and 1 yard, and he completed an 11-yard pass to Lavell Ellerbe for another score.

Pinecrest quarterback Christian Ledbetter had 21 carries for 74 yards and 1-yard touchdown just before halftime. He completed 10 of 23 passes for 172 yards, one interception and an 8-yard touchdown to Jaylin Dickerson.

The Patriots had rushing scores from Maylik Justice (3 yards) in the second quarter and a 3-yard Carson Maples touchdown that tied the game at 28 with 8:28 to play in the game. On the next play, Ellerbe, who had 4 carries for 129 yards in the game, took the ball 80 yards on a sweep for a touchdown that put the Raiders (9-1; 4-0) ahead for good.

The battle of Top 10-ranked Southeastern 4A heavyweights ended when the Raiders' Daryus Skinner intercepted Ledbetter in the final seconds and returned it 50 yards for the pick 6.

Pinecrest (8-2; 2-2) visits winless Hoke County Friday in Raeford. The Bucks (0-10; 0-4) lost 13-8 to Purnell Swett Friday. If you can't make the game next week, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 is your best option to see, hear and experience the game.

Lee County used a pair of late scores to pull away from Union Pines 35-24 in a Cape Fear Valley 3A matchup Friday in Sanford.

After giving up 14 early points, Union Pines found first-half paydirt with a 32-yard field goal by Sam Parsons and a 97-yard pick six by Dakota Hicks. The host Yellow Jackets (7-2; 2-2) scored a third touchdown in the final minute to take a 21-10 lead at recess.

Viking quarterback Ben Bowbliss connected with Clayton Jessee for a 16-yard touchdown late in the third to trim the lead to four.

Lee County took advantage of a muffed Viking punt for a short-field score, then the Yellow Jackets recovered a pooch kick to set up their final score with under 3 minutes to play in the game.

Union Pines added a late score when Bowbliss completed an 15-yard pass to Wendell McDuffie.

Bowbliss completed 22 for 43 passes for 244 yards and he carried the ball 19 times for 53 yards.

Union Pines falls to 4-5 overall, 0-4 in league play. The Vikings visit Southern Lee next week.

Carson Maples returned a punt for touchdown and the senior had two rushing scores as Pinecrest crushed Purnell Swett 42-0 Friday in Southern Pines.

On homecoming and with a running second-half clock, the Patriot defense was king, holding the Rams (1-8; 0-3) to -2 rushing yards and 82 yards of total offense.

Pinecrest quarterback Christian Ledbetter completed 7 of 11 passes for 101 yards and he carried the ball 5 times for 31 yards and a touchdown. Maples finished with 4 carries and 22 yards. The Patriots also had rushing touchdowns from Jaren Lubrano (11 yards) and Sam Williams (8 yards).

Pinecrest welcomes Richmond Senior to John Williams Stadium next week in a game featuring a pair of 8-1 Top 10 teams. If you can't make the game next week, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 is your best option to see, hear and experience the game.

For the second year in a row, Scotland and Pinecrest battled for 48 minutes in an exceptionally physical, emotionally-charged Southeastern 4A Conference football game.

Just like the game played almost a year ago to the day, Scotland earned the win with a late touchdown from the man they call Zeus — sophomore running back Zamir White.

White's fourth score of the night was the Scots' most important — a 7-yard run that gave Scotland (8-0; 2-0) a 35-31 lead with 30 seconds to play.

With fans around the state keeping tabs on the No. 2 Scots and No. 4 Patriots in Laurinburg, Pinecrest drove 50 yards in three plays setting up the final play of the game from the 20 yard line. Quarterback Christian Ledbetter's pass into the left end zone was long and the Scots ended the Patriots' 7-0 start for the third straight year.

Pinecrest's Jeyland Dickerson fired up the 5,000+ Patriot fans in Pate Stadium with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown with 4:44 in the fourth quarter. The starting cornerback recovered a fumble and also had an offensive touchdown on the first Patriot play as the junior raced 70 yards past the Scotland defense.

Ledbetter finished the night with 81 rushing yards on 17 carries and he had scores of 1 and 3 yards. The senior completed 7 of 9 passes for 132 yards.

Scotland's White carried the ball 41 times for 243 yards. He also had scores of 15, 1 and 51 yards. The Scots finished with 415 yards of total offense to Pinecrest's 339.

Pinecrest (7-1; 1-1) returns home next week to face Purnell Swett for Homecoming. The Rams lost 59-14 to Richmond Senior Friday. If you can't make the game next week, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 is your best option to see, hear and experience the game. That's Pinecrest High School football LIVE on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5

In the third Southeastern 4A Conference game Friday Lumberton beat Hoke County 49-34 in Raeford.

Union Pines lost its fourth straight football game Friday, falling 35-28 in a Cape Fear Valley 3A shootout with Douglas Byrd in Cameron

Kalon Green had huge night for the Vikings lighting up the scoreboard with touchdown runs of 29 and 2 yards and receptions of 19 and 32 yards.

Quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 12 of 23 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also carried the ball 8 times for 38 yards.

Byrd (3-5; 2-1) rolled up 424 yards of rushing offense on 42 carries. The Vikings (4-4; 0-3) had 340 yards of offense — 280 in the air and 60 on the ground.

After an open week, Union Pines visits Lee County Oct. 23.

Christian Ledbetter rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as Pinecrest spoiled Lumberton's homecoming Friday with a 42-7 win.

Pinecrest controlled the Southeastern 4A opener from the first snap with a punishing ground assault that featured 11 Patriot runners carrying the ball 59 times for 414 yards. Malyk Justice's six carries yielded a game-high 125 yards including 11- and 5-yard touchdowns.

Ledbetter tallied 118 rushing yards on 18 attempts and a pair of 1-yard scores. The senior quarterback also completed 5 of 8 passes for 84 yards, one touchdown and he threw his second interception of the season.

While the Pinecrest offense was impressive, the Patriots defense was even better as it bruised Lumberton runners, hurried the quarterback and held the Pirates (3-4; 0-1) to less than 100 yards of total offense for three and a half quarters. The Pirates only score, a 35-yard fade pass late in the fourth quarter, capped a four-play, 87-yard drive against Patriot reserves under a running clock.

Pinecrest (7-0; 1-0) finished with 498 yards of total offense. Lumberton had 170.

The win sets up a huge game against Scotland next week as two of the Top 5 teams in North Carolina 4A football meet in Laurinburg. The No. 5 Patriots will test the No. 3 Scots (7-0; 1-0) who crushed Purnell Swett 57-8 Friday.

If you can't make the trip to Laurinburg next week, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 is your best option to see, hear and experience the game. That's Pinecrest High School football LIVE on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5

In the third Southeastern 4A Conference contest Friday Richmond Senior beat Hoke County 51-0 in Raeford.

Union Pines and Gray's Creek battled evenly between the 20s for most of Thursday night's game, but the Bears broke three long runs for a 20-7 win in Cameron.

Calvin Boyd had rushing touchdowns of 80, 68 and 29 yards as Gray's Creek (5-1; 1-0) won the rainy Cape Fear Valley 3A opener for both schools.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss cut the Bears' lead to 14-7 late in the third quarter on a 13-yard scoring pass to Brayden Gisler. Bowbliss completed 10 of 22 passes for 83 yards with 1 interception and he carried the ball 14 times for 37 yards in the game.

Taijh Alston led the Viking defense with 9 tackles. Other than Boyd's three big runs, Union Pines held the Bears to 115 yards of total offense and recovered 2 fumbles.

Union Pines is 4-2; 0-1 and visits league leader Terry Sanford next week. ‪

With several days of heavy rains predicted for the Sandhills, the Pinecrest football team took advantage of a rare Wednesday night game to crush the visiting Q Foundation 42-6.

Patriot quarterback Christian Ledbetter had a 5-yard first quarter rushing touchdown a 5-yard scoring pass to Jack Carpenter as Pinecrest built a 35-0 halftime lead. In limited action, Ledbetter finished with 6 carries for 81 yards and he completed 9 of 13 passes for 99 yards.

Pinecrest had rushing touchdowns from Malyk Justice (14 yards), Sam Williams (40 yards), Nik Pry (1 yard) and Juwain Roper (37 yards) as the Patriots generated 407 yards of total offense.

The Fighting Falcons (0-6) surprised Pinecrest with a 52-yard double pass late in the third quarter facing Patriot reserves and a running clock.

Pinecrest is 6-0 and gets couple extra days added to the already scheduled bye week. The Patriots open conference play Oct. 9 at Lumberton.

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Pinecrest runs up 605 yards of total offense tonight as they defeat Southern Lee 63-14 to remain undefeated on the season.

Once again the Patriots were dominant on the ground with 12 carries for 400 yards and 8 rushing TDs.

Christian Ledbetter completes 6 of 9 passes for 205 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. He carried the ball 11 times of 60 yards and 2 TDs.

The Pinecrest defense was also pretty good allowing only 194 yards of offense.

Next week the Patriots will be at home and the game will be LIVE on MooreSportsRadio.com.

Union Pines improved to 4-0 Friday thanks to another standout performance by quarterback Ben Bowbliss. The junior threw three touchdown passes to lead the Vikings past Jordan-Matthews 28-21 in Cameron.

Bowbliss completed 15 of 27 passes for 153 yards and he carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. He completed touchdown passes to Brandon Deloatch for 11 and 25 yards. Bowbliss connected with Brayden Gisler for an 11-yard touchdown to put the Vikings up 20-7 late in the third quarter. He also had a two-point conversion after running back Julian Thomas' 5-yard score late in the game.

Union Pines (4-0) hosts Western Harnett (0-4) next week.

Christian Ledbetter rushed for 5 touchdowns to lead Pinecrest to a wild 56-42 shootout win over Woodberry Forest Friday in Southern Pines. Pinecrest outscored the powerful Virginia prep school 35-15 in the second half and improved to 4-0.

Ledbetter's scored with runs of 1, 37, 4, 1 and 3 yards. The senior quarterback carried the ball 28 times for 155 yards and he completed 8 of 11 passes for 111 yards.

Pinecrest running back Maylik Justice had a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 110 yards for the night. Carson Maples, who had several huge defensive stops as the starting middle linebacker, also had a rushing touchdown.

Pinecrest kicker Kyle Corbett connected on a season-long 42-yard field goal just before the half and boomed a 53-yard punt in his one game appearance. The Patriots missed two PATs, had two blocked, connected on 3 others and Ledbetter converted the only 2-point rushing attempt on the night.

Woodberry Forest junior quarterback Lindell Stone competed 33 of 42 passes for 480 yards, one interception and four touchdowns. The D1 recruit had scoring strikes of 65, 76, 69 and 11 yards.

Woodberry Forest running back Evans Riviere had a pair of rushing touchdowns as the Tigers accumulated 578 yards of total offense to the Patriots' 454

Pinecrest visits Southern Lee next week.

Union Pines improved to 3-0 with a 25-14 win over Providence Grove Friday in Climax.

Quarterback Ben Blowbliss completed 14 of 26 passes for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 16 times for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Viking receiver Trevor Womack had a 7-yard touchdown reception and he rushed for another score on a fake field goal. Brian Hackett also had a 28-yard touchdown pass from Bowbliss.

Taijh Alson recorded 1.5 sacks as the Union Pines defense the held Providence Grove (1-2) to 81 yards of total offense.

Union Pines welcomes Jordan-Matthews next week.

Christian Ledbetter accounted for six touchdowns Friday as Pinecrest crushed Cuthbertson 49-14 in Monroe.

Ledbetter carried the ball 17 times for 144 yards and had touchdown runs of 1, 6, 3 and 14 yards as the Patriots improved to 3-0. The senior also completed 4-of-5 passes for 203 yards, including touchdown tosses of 83 and 80 yards to Chris Owens.

Pinecrest amassed 558 yards of total offense and held the Cavaliers to 234 in a contest delayed for more than an hour because of lightning.

The Patriots' Jaylen Dickerson made an impression on both sides of the ball as the defender had several key open-field tackles and he scored on a 15-yard end-around on the Patriots opening drive.

Pinecrest welcomes Woodberry Forrest (VA) to Southern Pines next week. If you can't make the game, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 is your best option to see, hear and experience the game.

Visiting Union Pines needed a pair of second-half touchdowns and a two-point conversion to escape with a 15-13 win and pin the first lost of the season on the Mustangs.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had a 51-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter and he completed a 23-yard fade pass to Dakota Hicks for a score late in the fourth. Hicks also rushed for a two-point conversion after the first score while Sam Parsons connected on his only PAT attempt for Union Pines.

Bowbliss unofficially finished with 98 yards rushing on 14 carries and one fumble. He completed 7 of 17 passes for 51 yards and 2 INT.

North Moore's Tyreek Riddick-Reynolds had touchdown runs of 26 and 5 yards — the latter with just over a minute to play in the game. The Mustangs missed the first of two PATs.

North Moore is 1-1 and has an open week next week. The Mustangs start Yadkin Valley 1A play Sep. 11 with South Stanly in Robbins.

Union Pines is 2-0 and visits Providence Grove next week.
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Pinecrest held Durham Riverside to 27 yards of total offense Friday as the Patriots rolled to a 44-0 home opening win Pinecrest, which had 421 yards of total offense, had 7 players combine for 331 rushing yards. Maylik Justice had 92 yards on 6 carries and quarterback Christian Ledbetter had 78 yards on 15 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown run.

Juwain Roper and Jaren Lubran also had rushing touchdowns. Ledbetter completed 8 of 14 passes for 90 yards and he tossed a pair of touchdowns to Chris Owens of 29 and 6 yards.

The Pinecrest defense put points on the board for the second week in a row as Jaylen Dickerson had a 26-yard pick-6 early in the third quarter. The Patriots also caught Riverside punter Addison Oliver in the end zone for a safety.

Pinecrest travels to Monroe next week to face 2-0 Cuthbertson in the Union Power Cooperative Gridiron Clash. If you cannot make it in person, MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5 will be your best option to see, hear and experience the game.
Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss had five touchdowns Friday as the Vikings beat East Montgomery 43-26 in Cameron.

Viking QB Bowbliss carried the ball 15 times for 130 yards and had scoring runs of 18, 11 and 1 yard. He also completed 18 of 28 passes for 207 yards with touchdown passes to Clayton Jessee and Brandon Deloatch.

Turnovers were a key factor in the Union Pines-E. Montgomery game. The Viking defense recovered a pair of Eagle fumbles and UP's Trevor Womack and Robert Long each had interceptions.

Union Pines visits North Moore next week. The Mustangs beat Trinity 19-0 Friday.

The Pinecrest defense scored 33 seconds into the game and Carson Maples had two touchdowns and 103 rushing yards on two carries as the Patriots crushed Overhills 51-8 Friday.

Ten Pinecrest players carried the football as the Patriots gained 348 rushing yards in the contest. Senior Sam Williams had 78 yards on 13 carries while junior Maylik Justice and senior Juwain Roper each collected 41 yards and touchdowns. Pinecrest rushed for 334 yards and held Overhills to 25.

Overhills completed 25 of 39 passes for 192 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. The Pinecrest defense limited the Overhills spread offense to 217 yards in the game. Pinecrest completed 3 of 7 passes for 72 yards. Pinecrest quarterback Christian Ledbetter completed 3-of-6 passes for 72 yards while rushing for -8 yards and a touchdown.

The Pinecrest defense limited the Overhills spread offense to 217 yards in the game.

Pinecrest junior defensive lineman Trayvon Brown recovered a fumble on the Jaguar's opening drive and rumbled 16 yards for a touchdown. The Patriots' D scored again the second quarter when Overhills quarterback Deshaun Phillips was tackled in the end zone for a safety.

Pinecrest kicker Kyle Corbett had 9 kickoffs with an average distance of 57.2 yards per kick and was 6-of-6 on PATs. Will Herbert made his only attempt in the fourth quarter.

Next week Pinecrest welcomes Riverside for their first home game of the season!

Wake Forest running back Bryce Love rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 45-21 win over Pinecrest Friday in the second round of the state 4AA East football playoffs.

Wake Forest built a 31-13 halftime lead with a punishing ground game and a stout defense. The top-seed Cougars amassed 425 yards of rushing offense on the night and quarterback Mack Moore completed 4 passes for 56 yards. Wake Forest found the end zone four times on the ground, twice in the air and the Cougars had a 33-yard field goal as part of seven consecutive scoring drives.

Pinecrest averaged 272 rushing yards coming into the game but the Patriots were held to 31 thanks to a Wake Forest defensive line that features 3 Division 1 recruits who spent most of the night in the Pinecrest backfield.

The Patriots' usually balanced offense relied on the arm of quarterback Christian Ledbetter who finished with 216 passing yards. The junior completed 17 of 28 attempts, including an 11-yard touchdown to Bradley Black in the first quarter and a 3-yard score to David Mahan in the fourth.

Ledbetter also had an assist on the Patriots third score, a 73-yard double pass from Ledbetter to Black to Cameron Brown early in the second quarter.

Pinecrest finishes the season 10-3, the second consecutive 10-win season for coach Chris Metzger. The Patriots are 21-5 over the past two years, and are 7-3 in the Southeastern 4A Conference during the stretch.
In Wendell, Union Pines started strong, but it was Corinth-Holders that finished strong as the Pirates beat the Vikings 29-13 in the first round of the state 3AA East playoffs.

On Union Pines second possession, quarterback Ben Bowbliss had a 95-yard touchdown run. The sophomore added a 24-yard touchdown pass to Demarius Hampton later in the first quarter to give the Vikings a 13-6 lead.

Bowbliss finished the night with 149 rushing yards on 10 carries. He completed 3 of 10 passes for 45 yards. Hampton caught 4 passes for 88 yards, and the Vikings finished with 282 yards of total offense.

Corinth-Holders (9-3; 4-1) had passing touchdowns of 55, 51 and 29 yards, and a rushing touchdown of 1 yard. The Yellow Jackets also picked up 2 points from a Viking safety on a blown punt play.

No. 14 seed Union Pines finishes the season 6-6.
The Pinecrest defense bent but never broke Friday as the Patriots beat Apex Middle Creek 38-9 in Southern Pines.

Facing a balanced run and surgical precision pass attack in the first round of the state 4AA-East playoffs, Pinecrest corralled the No. 9-seed Mustang offense when it counted — in the red zone. The Patriots held Middle Creek to a field goal in the first half and 56-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter.

As solid as the Mustang offense was, Pinecrest's was better. The Patriots ground out a 21-play, 87-yard drive between the first and second quarters that burned 9 minutes and 30 seconds off the clock. Quarterback Christian Ledbetter capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. The sophomore carried the ball 30 times on the night for 156 yards and two additional 4-yard rushing touchdowns. He also completed 6 of 11 passes for 79 yards and 1 TD.

Troy Roper rushed for 126 yards on 16 carries as the Patriot ground game amassed 313 yards. Pinecrest finished with 392 yards of total offense, Middle Creek had 386 — 225 in the air and 161 on the ground.

Pinecrest converted two Mustang turnovers into points, including a 67-yard pick six by Qawi Alim. The Patriots were 2-for-2 on fourth-down attempts, kicker Kyle Corbett had a 42-yard field goal, and special teams blocked a Middle Creek field goal and a point after attempt.

No. 8 seed Pinecrest improves to 10-2 and visits No. 1 seed Wake Forest (12-0) next week in the second round. The Cougars beat Raleigh Leesville Road 42-13 in the first round. You can listen the Pinecrest-Wake Forest game live on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5. Our broadcast begins at 7 p.m. with the Moe's Southwest Grill Countdown to Kickoff.

Troy Roper rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns Friday as Pinecrest beat Hoke County 49-18 in Southern Pines.

The senior running back had touchdown runs of 13, 9, 9 and 5 yards as the Patriots wore down the Hoke County defense with a bruising, downhill ground game. Pinecrest rushed for 374 yards on 42 carries, and Roper averaged 12 yards per run on each of his 14 carries.

Seven Pinecrest backs carried the ball against the Bucks, including Zion Irving who had an 11-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

Quarterback Nik Pry, playing in place of Christian Ledbetter who was benched for a violation of team rules, carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards. The freshman completed 4 of 8 passes for 113 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown to Bailey Benton.

The Patriot defense also shined with two goal-line stands — including a huge fourth-down stop on the 1 — and a 32-yard pick six by Zach Martinez in the second quarter.

Hoke County had rushing touchdowns from Jacob Rushing (55 yards) and Marq Turner (14 yards), and quarterback Antonio Peterkin completed a 57-yard touchdown to Brandon Smith. The Bucks had 317 yards of total offense and gave up 484 yards to the Patriots.

Pinecrest finishes the regular season with a 9-2 overall record and a 3-2 mark in the Southeastern 4A Conference. The Patriots are expected to host a first round playoff game in the 4AA tournament next week.

In other Southeastern 4A Conference action Friday, it was Scotland 34, Richmond 13, and Lumberton 56, Purnell Swett 49. ‪#‎goPinecrest‬

Gray's Creek scored 8 first-half touchdowns and rolled to a 57-21 win over Union Pines Friday in Hope Mills.

Union Pines quarterback Max Yates completed 13-of-21 passes for 223 yards, 3 touchdowns and one interception in his final regular season game. He had touchdown passes of 33 and 14 yards to Demarius Hampton and a 22-yard toss to Addison Cagle. The senior also carried the ball 14 times for 46 yards.

Union Pines was held to 91 yards rushing offense.

The Vikings finish the regular season 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the Cape Fear Valley conference. Union Pines has an open week and waits to see if they get an at-large bid to the state 3A tournament.

Richmond Senior reached into its bag of tricks and pulled out a lucky rabbit's foot on Halloween as the Raiders beat Pinecrest 28-21 Friday in Rockingham.

The No. 1 ranked-Raiders used the dive and option to stretch the Pinecrest defense, gaining 227 yards on the ground on 40 carries. Raider running back Miles Grant had 122 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a game winning 2-yard run with 3:31 to play. Quintel Goodwin also had a rushing touchdown.

Richmond quarterback Luke Hoggard completed 9-of-10 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown.

Pinecrest won the battle of the trenches, allowing Patriot quarterback Christian Ledbetter to gain 146 yards on 32 carries and a one touchdown. The junior completed 10-of-13 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Bradley Black scored on a 4-yard dive to give Pinecrest a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter. The Patriots tied the game at 14 just before halftime when Ledbetter threw a 10-yard strike to Michael Jacobs.

Pinecrest took a 21-14 lead again midway through the third quarter on a 1-yard Ledbetter run. The score capped a 17-play, 80-yard drive that 7 minutes and 28 seconds.

Pinecrest falls to 8-2 overall, 2-2 in Southeastern 4A play. The Patriots host Hoke County Friday in the Southern Pines. The Bucks lost to Purnell Swett 36-20 Friday. You can listen the Pinecrest-Hoke Co. game live on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5. Our broadcast begins at 7 p.m. with the Moe's Southwest Grill Countydown to Kickoff.

In the third Southeastern 4A game Friday, Scotland beat Lumberton 49-14.

Southern Lee took advantage of six Union Pines turnovers to beat the Viking 31-0 Friday in Sanford.

Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 16 of 29 passes for 107 yards and 4 interceptions. He also carried the ball 8 times for 11 yards.

The Vikings have lost 3 Cape Fear Valley conference games in the row and fall to 5-4 on the season. Union Pines can end the skid next week against Douglas Byrd in the final home game of the season. You can listen to the game LIVE on MooreSportsRadio.com and 550AM WIOZ. Our broadcast begins at 7:25 p.m. #goUnionPines

Pinecrest stood toe-to-toe with Southeastern 4A heavyweight Scotland for 46 minutes Friday night. In the end, the speed of the visiting Scots was the deciding factor as the Highlanders escaped Southern Pines with a 29-22 win.

After giving up a first quarter touchdown and a safety, the Pinecrest defense stunned Scotland midway though the second quarter when junior linebacker Carson Maples stripped the ball and rumbled 96-yards for a touchdown.

Patriot running back Chance Castillo added a 64-yard touchdown run four minutes later to give Pinecrest a 14-9 halftime lead. The senior had a 22-yard run early in the 4th quarter to put Pinecrest up 22-15.

Scotland quarterback Dashaun Ferguson tied the game with a 12-yard rushing touchdown with 9:36 to play. From there, the Patriot and Scot defenses slugged it out until freshman running back Zamir White broke a handful of tackles and dashed 46-yards to the endzone to put Scotland (7-1; 2-0) up with 1:20 to play in the game. The Scots sacked Pinecrest twice and forced a fumble on the Patriots's final drive to end the game.

Scotland had 424 yards of total offense — 272 on the ground and 152 in the air.

Pinecrest finished with 245 rushing yards and a season-low 2 passing yards. Castillo had 6 carries for 115 yards and two scores. Quarterback Christian Ledbetter had 33 carries for 97 yards.

For the second straight year, Scotland ends Pinecrest's 7-0 start. The Patriots visit Pembroke next week face Purnell Swett, a 51-0 loser to Richmond Senior Friday. You can listen the Pinecrest-Scotland game live on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5. Our broadcast begins at 7 p.m. with the Moe's Southwest Grill Countydown to Kickoff.

In the third Southeastern 4A game Friday, Hoke County beat Lumberton 48-42. #goPinecrest

Pinecrest quarterback Christian Ledbetter picked apart the Lumberton secondary Friday as the the Patriots sank the Pirates 41-23 in Southern Pines.

In the Southeastern 4A Conference opener for both teams, Ledbetter had two touchdown passes in the first-half and one in the second as Lumberton's defensive backs struggled to cover Pinecrest receivers all night. The Patriots success in the air opened the ground attack led to three rushing scores.

Ledbetter had touchdown passes of 31 yards to Bradley Black and 81 yards to David Mahaon in the first quarter, and a 6-yard strike to tight end Bailey Benton in the third quarter. The junior completed 12 of 18 passes for 266 yards, and he carried the ball 23 times for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Patriot senior running back Chance Castillo had 12 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Homecoming contest, and sophomore Sam Williams had a six-yard touchdown run as the game clock expired.

Lumberton running back Josh Sheridan scored all 3 Pirate touchdowns, including a 30-yard scamper midway through the third quarter to cut the Patriot lead to 28-21. He finished with 175 yards for the 4-3 Pirates.

Lumberton's final score came on a safety when the Pirates tackled Pinecrest punter Kyle Corbett in the endzone following an errant snap.

For the second straight year, Pinecrest starts the season 7-0. The Patriots welcome Scotland to Southern Pines next week. The 6-1 Scots, who beat Purnell Swett 43-13 Friday, blistered Pinecrest 75-28 a year ago in Laurinburg.

You can listen the Pinecrest-Scotland game live on MooreSportsRadio.com and STAR 102.5. Our broadcast begins at 7 p.m. with the Moe's Southwest Grill Countydown to Kickoff. #goPinecrest

Quarterback Christian Ledbetter ran for two touchdowns and he passed for two more Friday as the Pinecrest football team crushed Jordan 48-6 in Durham.

Ledbetter carried the ball 16 times for 151 yards and he completed 11 of 18 passes for 117 yards to lead the Patriots to a perfect 6-0 start. The junior quarterback had rushing touchdowns of 5 yards and one yard, and he ran in a 2-point conversion. Ledbetter had a 14-yard touchdown pass to Bailey Benton midway through the second quarter and he connected with Cameron Brown for a 21-yard score early in the third.

Junior Carson Maples was one of eight Patriots to carry the rock Friday. The starting middle linebacker switched to offense in the third quarter he rushed the ball three times for 106 yards and one touchdown.

Senior running back Troy Roper had a 13-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and Jared Lubrano had a 14-yard touchdown late in the game. Pinecrest runners earned 423 yards on 55 carries, and the Patriots amassed 540 yards of total offense.

The Patriot defense held Jordan to 205 yards of total offense and gave up one touchdown — an 80-yard run by Chris Francis late in the third quarter

Pinecrest has a bye next week next. The Patriots next game will be Oct. 10 against Lumberton in Southern Pines — the Southeastern 4A Conference opener for both schools.

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Union Pines quarterback Ben Bowbliss completed 18 of 22 passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the Vikings beat Trinity 35-30 Friday. The sophomore also carried the ball 13 times for 13 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and a 2-point conversion as the Vikings improved to 4-0 on the season.

Running back Kalon Green had 8 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown as Union Pines generated 314 yards of total offense. Tyler Packer caught 3 passes for 106 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown, while teammate Joseph Gisler had 4 catches for 16 yards and a touchdown.

The Union Pines defense make a game-winning stand as Trinity had the ball first and goal from the 8 with 45 seconds to play.

The Vikings visit Western Harnett next week.

Pinecrest quarterback Christian Ledbetter threw 3 touchdown passes and ran for another as the Patriots crushed Parkland 63-6 Friday in Winston Salem.

Ledbetter completed 5 of 13 passes for 160 yards, and he carried the ball 15 times for 81 yards. The junior also had a 2-point conversion.

Malik Justice opened the game with a 62-yard touchdown run on the first offensive play, and he finished with 126 yards on 5 carries. Zion Irvin carried the ball 11 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Dwayne Roper and Nik Pry also found the endzone.

Pinecrest accumulated 546 yards of total offense while limiting the Mustangs to 47. The Patriots were also flagged 21 times for 217 yards.

Parkland's only score came on a double fumble that resulted in a 67-yard return for Isaiah Mitchell midway through the second quarter.

Pinecrest improves to 4-0 and hosts Southern Lee next week. ‪

Score summary:

  1st 2nd
3rd 4th Final
Providence Grove 0 15 7 8 30
Union Pines 7 12 14 0 33

UP 1stQtr 5:59 Joseph Gisler 1 yd. run; Sam Parsons PAT

UP 2ndQtr 8:00 Michael Mclaughlin 1 yd. run; kick failed
PG 2ndQtr 5:21 Safety (UP quarterback tackled in endzone)
UP 2ndQtr 4:42 Demarius Hampton 14 Yd. TD Pass from Ben Bowbliss; run failed
PG 2ndQtr 02:53 Malik Farris 3 yd. run; kick blocked
PG 2ndQtr 0:23 Dillon Mazepa 13 Yd. TD Pass from Furious Sutton; Garrett Montillia PAT

UP 3rdQtr 11:36 Kalon Green 19 yd. run; Parsons kick
UP 3rdQtr 7:09 Joseph Gisler 3 yd. run; Parsons kick
PG 3rdQtr 2:41 Cam'ron Gray-Corea 5 yd. run; Garrett Montillia kick

PG 4thQtr 5:15 Dillon Mazepa 12 Yd. TD Pass from Furious Sutton; Malik Farris run


Final Score: Pinecrest 45 Beddingfield 20
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