Whiteville outlasts West Brunswick; Topsail suffers setback at Croatan

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Whiteville 26     West Brunswick 22

Whiteville took a two score advantage into the midway point of the final frame to grab a 26-22 victory in a seesaw battle with West Brunswick on Friday night.

Nydir Carr took it 55 yards for the score to give the Wolfpack an 8-0 lead after 12 minutes of play as the Wolfpack quarterback combined for three touchdowns in the game.

Tony Williams grabbed an interception for West Brunswick to give the Trojans good field position in Whiteville territory, but the offense was unable to get going after Bubba McCray picked up a first down before Carr put the Wolfpack in front.

West Brunswick tied the game in the second quarter as Hunter Ashburn put in a 24 yard touchdown run and then teamed up with Tariq Thomas for the two-point conversion.

Whiteville responded as Carr hit Cameron Smith on a 31-yard touchdown pass to put the Wolfpack ahead 14-8 with 4:05 to play in the first half.

Following a fumble recovery on the first possession of the third quarter, the Trojans tied the game on a seven-yard run by Shikeem Hill. Hill had his number called four times on the drive to give West Brunswick a 15-14 lead with 6:40 to go in the frame.

The back and forth contest continued into the fourth quarter as the Wolfpack regained the lead on Carr’s third touchdown, this time a 28-yard pass to Wesley Nelson for the 20-15 edge. Whiteville added another score early in the final period before Ashburn hit Hill for a seven-yard strike to pull the Trojans within four with less than three minutes to go.

West Brunswick fell to 2-2 overall following its second straight setback and head to Leland for a date with North Brunswick on Friday, September 18.

W. Brunswick 0-8-7-7=22

Whiteville         8-6-6-6=26


Croatan 35    Topsail 13

Croatan jumped out to a 14-0 lead before Topsail got on the board to get within seven, but Croatan took a 21-7 lead into the second half. The Pirates were unable to convert inside the red zone, stuffed on fourth down twice inside the five-yard line.

Topsail trailed 28-13 headed into the fourth quarter and were unable to rally over the final 12 minutes of action as the Pirates fell to 3-1 overall. Topsail gets back on the field against Jacksonville on Friday, September 18.