BUNN -- What was expected to be an offensive shootout certainly didn't turn out that way. Instead, the high-powered offenses from Bunn and South Granville combined for just one touchdown, but that would go to the Wildcats as part of a tight 9-3 victory Friday at the BHS Football Field with first place in the Northern Carolina Conference at stake. With two games remaining, Bunn controls its own destiny as the lone undefeated club in NCC action at 3-0. The Wildcats are also 8-1 overall, while South Granville fell to 7-2 and 2-1.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton's key standings swing game with Roanoke Rapids went into the fourth quarter with the outcome yet to be determined. But the visiting Yellow Jackets, bolstered by short fields due to FHS turnovers, would be able to pull away late to earn a 28-6 decision over the Red Rams in Northern Carolina Conference prep football action Friday night. Roanoke Rapids is now 8-1 overall to go with a 2-1 mark in the NCC, which is good enough for a second-place tie with South Granville.
STEM - With first place in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference at stake, the Louisburg Warriors stayed with host and defending league football champion Granville Central for one period on Friday. But the Panthers would pull away in the second stanza en route to defeating Louisburg by a 33-17 margin at the GCHS Football Field. Granville Central is now 3-5 overall and 2-0 in the TRAC while holding the inside track toward a league title repeat. Louisburg dropped to 4-4 and 2-1.