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Brown helps Mustangs rout East Columbus

ROWLAND — Running back Darrius Brown scored three touchdowns, including one on defense, to lead South Robeson to a 38-12 win over East Columbus.

Brown scored on runs of 2 and 90 yards and returned an interception 40 yards for a score. He rushed for 154 yards in only nine carries.

The Mustangs (2-9, 2-5 TRC) scored 16 points each in the second and fourth quarters to take a commanding lead and most likely earn a playoff spot.

Bulldogs fall at Whiteville, lose 2nd straight

WHITEVILLE — Whiteville jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 41-20 win over St. Pauls on Friday, handing the Bulldogs their second straight Three Rivers Conference loss.

Jamario Norton led the Wolfpack with 162 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns. Keyshawn Bellamy added two more scores for Whiteville.

Chris Graham led the Bulldogs with 136 rushing yards and Dakota Oxendine scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Caleb Inman added the final touchdown on a catch. Tre King had six tackles, including one for a loss to lead the St. Pauls defense.

The Wolfpack led 28-6 at halftime.

Pirates win 35-32 thriller over Hoke

LUMBERTON — Lumberton quarterback Braylan Grice accounted for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) and the Pirates’ defense held on the final drive to claim a 35-32 win over Hoke on Friday night.

Grice logged 310 passing yards and 65 rushing yards, with Tyreik McCallum hauling in two touchdown catches and finishing with 203 receiving yards on six receptions for the Pirates (4-7, 2-3 SEC), who finish their season with back-to-back wins in conference play. Brandon Norris finished with seven receptions for 111 receiving yards and a score.

Lumberton led 28-26 at the half.

Richmond at Purnell Swett

PEMBROKE — Richmond scored early and often in a 55-7 rout of Purnell Swett on Friday night in Pembroke, with K.P. Page scoring the only touchdown of the night for the Rams.

The Rams dropped to 3-8 on the season and were winless in Southeastern Conference play.


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