BUNN -- After taking over a young team and making a 180-degree philosophical change on offense, Bunn coach David Howle warned that their could be some ups and downs during his return campaign to the field after a four-year absence.
All of those plot twists were evident in the first game along during the Wildcats’ season opener at home against Wilson Fike.
LOUISBURG -- Even after building what looked to be an insurmountable halftime lead, the Louisburg Warriors were still destined to encounter their first bit of adversity Friday night.
Louisburg saw a huge cushion against North Johnston dissipate quickly, but the Warriors would respond with a strong finish to wrap up a 50-16 conquest over the Panthers at Patterson Field.
FRANKLINTON -- It took almost the entire first half, but Franklinton’s high-powered offense eventually cranked up in impressive fashion during Friday’s regular season opener against Goldsboro.
The Red Rams didn’t find the end zone until the 1:17 mark of the second stanza.
But after that, Franklinton’s complete offensive arsenal was on display en route to securing a 29-20 decision over the Cougars at the FHS Football Field.