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Panthers, Seahawks play under lights Thursday night – Washington Daily News


Panthers, Seahawks play under the Thursday night lights

Posted at 20:47, Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Two Beaufort County schools still alive in the football state playoffs will play a day earlier than planned because of heavy rain Friday.

13thousand top seed Northside (7-4) will travel to Gaston to face No. 4 Northampton County (9-2) for a 7 p.m.

The Panthers gained 430 yards on just 30 attempts in a 42-6 rout of Weldon at home in the first round. Senior Marcus Clayton ran for 171 yards and scored four touchdowns, including one on a 95-yard interception return, while junior quarterback Jamie Corpreu had 175 yards and two scores.

Northside’s stingy defense held the Chargers to two first downs in the first half and had a shutout until the final play.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars routed Jones Sr. 66-14, led by senior quarterback Anthony Harding, who has more than 1,500 yards rushing and passing and 26 touchdowns.

“They’re going to make us cover sideline to sideline, which is going to be a problem,” Northside coach Kate Boyd said. “They can point it right at you, and they can run you down and drop you. They are big and athletic and we definitely have to bring our game.

The Panthers rely on their running game, and Boyd said his offensive lineman is back to good health.

“We have enough of them to run the ball effectively, which we do,” Boyd said. “We’ve seen every front of the defense, so our guys have to be ready to do the job.”

The winner will play the (5) West Columbus-(21) Washington County winner in the third round.

After waiting a week, 6thousand seeded Southside Seahawks host #11 Hobton of Newton Grove.

Rocky Mount Prep was scheduled to face Southside in the first round, but withdrew after failing to submit waiver paperwork in time.

Hobton, 9-2, beat Northwest Halifax, 69-28, at home to advance. Junior quarterback Cole Weeks has thrown for 1,845 yards and 20 touchdowns, while senior Bobby Dial has 1,219 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns. Sophomore Ashaud Winn is Weeks’ top target with 56 catches for 887 yards and eight touchdowns.

“They have a high-octane offense that can put up points quickly,” Southside coach Jeff Carrow said. “They throw it 60 percent of the time and they’re like Riverside. We need to mix up our stuff and put pressure on their defender. Our job is to manage the ball effectively, to control the clock, to keep the offense down the field.”

Seahawks senior quarterback Walker Hill has thrown for 878 yards and nine touchdowns, while Taequon (Tater) Moore (812), Darren Joyner (585) and Brian Salinas (556) lead the ground attack.

“We trained well last week and used the time to improve a bit and add some wrinkles. Our kids are excited to get started in the playoffs.”

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