BUNN -- David Weathersby's first game as the Bunn High School football coach was certainly one to remember -- and might go down as one of the wildest finishes in Franklin County history. Trailing by 10 points in the closing minutes Friday night, Bunn somehow managed to keep drives alive with a pair of clutch fourth-down conversions -- one of which was a touchdown.
HENDERSON -- It wasn't the most masterful offensive display for the Franklinton Red Rams, but the team's defense more than made up for it. Franklinton forced six turnovers en route to securing a 12-0 road decision Friday over the Northern Vance Vikings in the regular season opener for both teams. FHS, coached by JeVar Bransome, came through with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Senior Kyeon Spencer forced a fumble off a sack from his linebacker position, and he also found the end zone on a 30-yard rushing touchdown.
GASTON -- Louisburg High School was dominant on both sides of the ball en route to defeating host KIPP Pride Friday in the regular season football opener for both clubs. The Warriors racked up 230 total yards of offense and pitched a shutout on defense as part of a 41-0 triumph in a duel of former conference rivals.