Top 3: Gordon leads Pack to week one victory
Published at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022
Washington and Southside picked up wins on the road, while Northside lost a 16-14 decision to Camden County. Pam Pack junior Josh Gordon actually lowered his career average per carry, despite passing 200 yards, to lead the area performers in the first week of action.
- Josh Gordon-The junior had a varsity rush for 45 yards last season, so his career average dropped despite gaining 208 yards on 23 carries against the Hurricanes. He ran for 17 yards for his first college touchdown late in the third quarter for a 27-6 lead.
- Chris Carter-After earning All-Conference honors at cornerback, the Pam Pack senior volunteered to play quarterback two weeks before practice began. His debut under center resulted in 132 rushing yards on 11 carries and two completions on three pass attempts for 33 yards and a touchdown.
- Tequon (Tater) Moore-Southside stuck to the usual game plan of setting the run in a 21-6 win at North Duplin and the junior was the star fullback. Moore carried 14 times for 135 yards, including touchdown passes for 20 and 14 yards. He also contributed three tackles from his cornerback spot.
Best of the rest: Camden County put an end to Northside’s usually explosive running game while limiting the Panthers to 140 yards on the ground. Senior Marcus Clayton had 73 yards and both touchdowns. Gus Vansant led the defense with 14 tackles including six solos, while Jayvian O’Neal had 11 tackles and Griffin Johnson added eight. Johnson, Carson Clinkscales and Jamie Corprew also collected bags.
Pungo Christian Academy: The 8-man Raiders lost, 28-14, to Father Capodanno HS of Vass, NC at home. Quarterback Ethan Mann was involved in both touchdowns with a one-yard run and a 21-yard pass to Evan Woolard.
Southside: Senior Xavier Ham led the defense with nine tackles, including eight solos as the Seahawks held North Duplin off the scoreboard until the final minutes. Gabe Matthews was 3-3 on extra points and senior Darren (DJ) Joyner rushed for 62 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown and contributed 5.5 tackles including four solo.
All county teams are home Friday as Northside takes on North Duplin, Southside hosts Washington County, Washington takes on Northampton and PCA takes on Brunswick Academy.