CREEKSVILLE  — Brian Lassiter did not get many carries Friday against North Edgecombe, but the senior rumbled for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries to lead Northampton County to a 50-14 rout over North Edgecombe.

When Lassiter was not running around the Warriors, Christian Boone was running over them, logging 121 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

The win is the fifth in a row for Northampton County (6-1, 2-0).

The Rams have outscored opponents 246-39 since falling to Plymouth in week two of the season.

Northampton returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Creeksville against Weldon.

Northampton and Southeast Halifax are the

North Johnston 47,

Roanoke Rapids 22

KENLY — Roanoke Rapids sprinted to a 9-0 lead against the host Panthers Friday in Kenly, but North Johnston scored 27 consecutive points and traded scores from there on its way to an upset victory.

“We appeared to be in control,” Roanoke Rapids coach Russell Weinstein said. We were up 9-0 and about to get the ball back around midfield, but we had a costly penalty and the momentum swung there way.”

North Johnston (2-5, 1-2) led 14-9 at the half. A lightning delay caused an hour and a half wait for the start of the second half.

The Panthers scored touchdowns on a fumble return, blocked punt and an onside kick recovery taken to the house.

Cole Phelps had two second-half rushing touchdowns for Roanoke Rapids (3-4, 1-2).

Roanoke Rapids will battle Corinth Holders (2-5, 1-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hoyle Field in Roanoke Rapids.

Franklinton 63,

Northwest Halifax 0

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Rams improved to 3-0 in Northern Carolina 2-A Conference play with a 63-0 win against Northwest Halifax (0-6, 0-3) Friday, setting up a first place showdown Friday at Bunn (3-3, 3-0).

“They are a well-oiled machine,” Northwest Halifax coach Andre Stewart said of the Rams. “The effort was there, but we lost six fumbles. You can’t do that and expect to have a chance to win.”

Derrick Squire had 50 yards rushing on three carries for the Vikings.

Northwest Halifax will play North Johnston at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Kenly.

Lawrence 88,

NEA 42

MERRY HILL — Lawrence Academy (1-5) had trouble scoring points early this season, but the Warriors scored 66 first-half points Friday against Northeast Academy and cruised from there in a battle of winless teams.

The Eagles had a lead of 8-6 and were tied at 14-14, following a pair of Christian Fleetwood touchdown passes, but could not keep up with Lawrence, which scored on all nine of its first-half possessions.

Fleetwood ran for a touchdown midway through the second quarter.

Northeast Academy fell to 0-6 on the season.

The Eagles return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Hobgood Academy at Northeast Academy in Lasker.

Hobgood 34,

St.David’s 22

HOBGOOD  — Hobgood Academy defeated St. David’s by forfeit Friday after the visiting team called the game with 2:30 left in the second quarter.

St. David’s lost its starting running back due to a disqualification, leaving the team with only seven varsity players.

Hobgood Academy (4-2) was leading 34-22 and had the ball when the game was called.

“They just ran out of players. It is simple as that,” Hobgood Academy coach Brandon Lanier said. “I do like the way our defense is coming around. We’re getting better on that side of the ball.”

The Raiders will play Northeast Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lasker.

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