BUNN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR MULTI-PURPOSE STAR JAYLEN PERRY
BUNN -- For the second occasion in the last three games, the Bunn Wildcats put up huge offensive numbers en route to securing a football victory -- this time against ultimate rival Louisburg.
The Wildcats collected 392 total yards, 350 of which came on the ground, and pulled away in the second half to end Louisburg's winning streak at three with a 48-28 triumph last Friday in a key Northern Carolina Conference and Franklin County showdown.
This was the first NCC outing for both schools. The Wildcats, winners of two of their past three matchups, improved to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Louisburg fell to 3-3 and 0-1 under veteran head coach Dontae Lassiter.
Bunn got things going quickly with a pair of first-period touchdowns -- a 14-yard pass from Cody Collier to Damarion Watkins and a 16-yard burst from Jaylen Perry.
But after the second score, Louisburg's Tandre Davis answered with a 61-yard kickoff return for a score, and the Warriors were back to within 14-7 late in the opening stanza of action.
Neither club would dent the scoreboard again until Bunn's Lavadous Bolden delivered a 36-yard TD scamper just 3:32 before intermission.
Again, LHS responded quickly thanks to a 46-yard TD connection between signal-caller Jaheim Brown and Joron Davis.
That brought the Warriors to within 21-14 at the break, but the third frame would belong to the Wildcats thanks to unanswered scores from Perry (62-yard run), Collier (4-yard run) and Bolden (4-yard run).
Already ahead 41-14 going into the fourth and final quarter, Bunn all but wrapped things up on a 12-yard touchdown run from Juvenal Angulo.
Louisburg offered a pair of late touchdown bursts from Xavier Jones (15 yards) and Elijah Mitchell (8 yards).
Bolden (125 yards) and Perry (111) yards combined for 236 rushing yards for the Wildcats, while Collier offered 77 total yards (42 passing and 35 rushing).
Brown passed for 136 yards for LHS but was picked off twice. Jones broke the century mark in rushing with 101 yards on 15 attempts.
Bunn will have this week off before continuing its NCC schedule next Friday in Warrenton against the homestanding Warren County Eagles.
LHS will look to begin a new winning streak this Friday at home versus conference opponent Roanoke Rapids.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at historic Patterson Field on the LHS campus.
Tickets will be available at the gate.