Williams opened and closed the scoring for the Bulldogs, punching in a 5-yard score in the first quarter and charting an 11-yard touchdown run in the fourth to round out St. Pauls’ offensive outburst.
He added a 29-yard scamper to the paydirt in the third. Adding to the Bulldogs offense with his arm and legs was quarterback Kane Banner, who ran in a pair of scores and threw for another. He finished with 63 rushing yards and 146 in the air on 7-of-18 passing.
St. Pauls (4-1), which led 22-6 at halftime, had a defensive letdown in the fourth when it allowed 16 of Harrells Christian’s 22 points. Jhamel Leonard led the Bulldogs defense with two interceptions.
Sun Valley 65, Red Springs 18
INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley scored early and often against Red Springs Friday night, taking advantage of the 1A program’s size and numbers en route to a 65-18 win. Blake Greene threw two touchdown passes and completed 13-of-18 throws with no picks but the Red Devil defense had little answers for the Spartans.
Richmond 39, West Forsyth 14
CLEMMONS — Richmond Senior needed someone to step forward after running back Dakwa Nichols went to the sidelines with an ankle injury in the first quarter. The Raiders didn’t get just one player to fill in for Nichols, they had a several pitch in to replace their fallen star.
Quarterback Brent Flowers rushed for a team-high 90 yards and two touchdowns, while Diquon Cox added another 68 yards on the ground and a score to pace Richmond to a 39-14 victory over West Forsyth Friday night. Cox added a 38-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter.
“It (bye week) couldn’t come fast enough because we are banged up,” Richmond coach Paul Hoggard said. “We played a pretty good and physical West Forsyth team.”