Jackets draw with Gryphons, Wildcats

ROCKY MOUNT — Brayden Mills and Hunter Sparks each scored goals on Tuesday to help Roanoke Rapids earn a 2-2 draw with Big East 2A/3A foe Rocky Mount.

Coleman Neal also played well for the visitors, notching two assists.

On Monday, the black-and-gold endured a double-overtime, 3-all marathon at Bunn, getting a pair of goals from Neal and one from Sparks.

The Jackets entered Wednesday’s regular-season finale against Nash Central with a 10-4-2 overall mark, including a 7-4-2 dash through league play.

Rocky Mount (7-9-3, 5-6-1 Big East) also concluded its fall tour on Wednesday as the guest of Northern Nash.


Jackets fall to rival Warriors

Louisburg registered a 3-1 triumph over Roanoke Rapids on Tuesday in second-round play of the Big East 2A/3A Conference Tournament.

The 23-35, 25-18, 25-23, 26-24 victory moved the Warriors to 16-5 this season and into Wednesday’s championship match versus Franklinton.

RRHS, likely to earn a 2A postseason bid when the N.C. High School Athletic Association publishes its draw today, finished the regular season with a 12-5 overall record.

Pride sweeps finale

GASTON — KIPP Pride made light work of Tar Roanoke 1A guest North Edgecombe on Tuesday, cruising to a 3-0 victory.

The royal blues finished the regular season with a 14-4 overall mark, with 12 of those wins coming in league play.

North Edgecombe dropped 3 of 6 matches to close the season with an 11-6 (11-5 Tar Roanoke) record.

Chargers post another W

LITTLETON — Weldon earned its fifth consecutive victory on Tuesday, closing out the regular season with a sweep of Tar Roanoke 1A foe Northwest Collegiate.

The Chargers (12-4, 10-4 Tar Roanoke) now await a postseason assignment from the NCHSAA, while Northwest finished the fall with just a pair of wins.

Trojans travel well, oust WPA

WILSON — Southeast Collegiate conquered the road on Tuesday, closing out the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Wilson Prep Academy.

The 25-8, 25-23, 25-22 triumph was the fourth in a row for the Trojans (9-7, 8-7 Tar Roanoke) who should enter the 1A playoffs next week.

WPA finished its fall campaign with three wins against 13 setbacks.