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South Granville Soars Past LHS
CREEDMOOR -- Through eight games, the South Granville Vikings have earned two distinct football milestones in the Northern Carolina Conference -- the league's most deceiving record and a share of first place in the always-competitive conference.
The deception portion comes from a grueling non-conference schedule that saw the Vikings, now 5-3 overall, drop three of their first four outings.
But once NCC action started, the Vikings have been on an unbeaten roll, including a 51-8 home victory Friday over Louisburg.
South Granville is currently tied with Bunn as both clubs are 3-0 in league play entering next Friday's showdown for the top spot outright at the BHS Football Field.
Louisburg, which actually led the game at SG in the first period, fell to 4-5 and 1-3.
LHS had difficulty stopping SG's rushing attack from the get-go and allowed 338 ground yards to the potent Vikings.
South Granville found the end zone on its opening possession as the Vikes traveled 48 yards in five plays, with Micah Wilkerson finishing the job with a 16-yard TD burst.
The Warriors answered quickly with a sharp 11-play, 72-yard march that was capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jaheim Brown to Joron Davis on a third-and-goal situation.
Brown then found Tandre Davis on the 2-point pass, and Louisburg had taken a 8-6 lead with 1:19 remaining in the opening stanza of action.
It didn't take long for South Granville to respond as the Vikes moved 56 yards on eight snaps and went ahead for good on Jayden Crabtree's 7-yard touchdown burst with 9:31 left before halftime.
Both of SG's ensuing drives started in LHS territory as the Warriors were unsuccessful on a fourth-down attempt and a fake punt on consecutive possessions.
South Granville took advantage of the field possession by scoring on a pair of 1-yard sneaks from quarterback Khawan Bobbitt, and the Vikings carried a 28-8 cushion into the locker room.
The Vikings would close out the win by notching three touchdowns and one field goal in the second half.
SG featured a balance rushing attack as Wilkerson (79 yards), Crabtree (65 yards) and Bobbitt (59 yards) all made key contributions.
Elijah Mitchell paced Louisburg on the ground with 85 yards on 12 totes, while Brown offered six completions for 50 yards.
Louisburg finished with 203 total yards, compared to 338 for the Vikings.
LHS will host Granville Central next Friday in a matchup that will feature plenty of implications for the Class 1-AA State Playoffs.


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