Football: Hoggard moves to second in conference; Topsail, N. Brunswick win

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After a scoreless first quarter in Shallotte, the Hoggard Vikings scored their first touchdown with nine minutes left to go in the second quarter and never looked back, beating West Brunswick 30-13 and spoiling their senior night.

Hoggard used a big first half to grab an early edge over Clinton. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Hoggard High School Football Team. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Junior quarterback Bryant Sasser hit wide receiver Collin Hairr with a 27-yard pass for a touchdown to open up the scoring. Less than two minutes later, senior linebacker Zak Giuffre picked up a loose ball and scored from 12 yards out after a bumbled snap and missed punt by the Trojans. A two-point conversion made it 15-0. The Vikings scored again with less than a minute to go in the second quarter to take a 23-0 lead into halftime.

While both teams drew blanks in the third quarter, running back Rashod Wallace scored Hoggard’s final touchdown with a little over 7 minutes to go in the game. Less than 20 seconds later, West Brunswick running back Anthony McCray broke out for a 70-yard touchdown to get the Trojans on the board. Junior Tariq Thomas closed out the scoring with a 72-yard touchdown of his own to bring the final score to 30-13.

The Vikings improve to second in the Mideastern Conference at 3-1 (behind streaking New Hanover) and 5-4 overall. Their seniors will be honored next week when they host the Ashley Screaming Eagles.

The Trojans, now 2-3 in conference play and 5-5 overall, play their final game of the season at Laney next Friday.

Box Score

Hoggard                   0-23-0-7=30

West Brunswick     0-0-0-13=13

 

Other Friday night football scores from around the area:

Topsail 52 – South Brunswick 25

Next up for Topsail (3-2 in conference, 6-4 overall): at New Hanover

Next up for South Brunswick (0-6 in conference, 2-9 overall): BYE

 

North Brunswick 42 – Dixon 7

Next up for North Brunswick (3-1 in conference, 6-3 overall): Northside