Ashley blanks South Brunswick; Estes throws four TDs in win for New Hanover is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Ashley 40   South Brunswick 0

The Screaming Eagles took advantage of early turnovers and used a consistent ground attack to grab their second win in five days following a 40-0 shutout over South Brunswick.

Ashley grabbed an impressive win on Friday. Photos courtesy- John Crouch
Ashley grabbed an impressive win on Friday. Photos courtesy- John Crouch

Jacob Lloyd took two interceptions in for a touchdown in the first half and Bradley Plyler hit for a 65-yard run up the middle to give Ashley a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Plyler added his second score of the night on a short yard run with just under five minutes remaining in the first half and Caleb Parker found the end zone after the break to secure the victory.

Plyler finished with over 100 yards rushing at the break, while Lloyd finished with three interceptions and Jacob Reed had a four-yard touchdown to force a running clock in the fourth quarter.

Ashley improved to 2-1 in conference and 3-5 overall. The last time the Screaming Eagles grabbed back-to-back victories was during a three game winning streak during the 2013 season.

Ashley         14-13-6-7=40

S. Brunswick 0-0-0-0=0


New Hanover 49    West Brunswick 14  

New Hanover continued its impressive run through Mideastern Conference opponents on Friday night as the Wildcats posted a 49-14 win against West Brunswick at Legion Stadium.

Senior quarterback Burke Estes completed 11-of-15 pass attempts for 252 yards and four touchdowns, while six different players found the end zone in the win.

Burke Estes, left, and Keegan Santos.
Burke Estes, left, and Keegan Santos.

Estes hit University of North Carolina commit Garrett Walston on a 23-yard reception on the second play from scrimmage to put the Wildcats on the board, while Tre Age made it a two-score game on a 12-yard trip past the goal line midway through the opening frame.

Age had three rushes for 68 yards and one catch for 16 yards as New Hanover had 393 yards of total offense in the game.

Carl Scott had a 57-yard touchdown catch to go up 21-0 and Estes connected with a streaking Shammond Granger on a 37-yard strike for his third touchdown of the first half to put the game in check. Josh Blackmon also had a scoop and score on a West Brunswick fumble to take a 35-0 lead headed into halftime.

Walston added his second touchdown catch midway through the third quarter and Javeon Hall score on a 23-yard run early in the final period. Ronnie Beatty also had an interception for the Wildcats. Walston finished with three catches for 84 yards.

Maliek King scored both touchdowns for West Brunswick, who dropped to 2-2 in league play and 5-4 on the year.

New Hanover improved to 3-0 atop the Mideastern Conference standings and 7-6 overall. The Wildcats have now won four straight heading into a road game against Ashley on Friday, Oct. 23.

W. Brunswick 0-0-7-7=14

New Hanover 21-14-7-7=49