Chatham County football recap: 9/1

Scores and recaps from Friday night football in Chatham County


Chatham County had another tough football weekend with all three participating teams losing by double-digits.  

Northwood, the only Chatham team going into last Friday with a win, lost a physical battle against defending Mid-Carolina 1A/2A champions North Moore, 38-12. The Chargers are now 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.  

Seaforth (0-2, 0-0) had a bye. The Hawks will play their first conference game Friday at home against Graham.  

Here are scores and recaps of the other Chatham County football games from the weekend.  

Jordan-Matthews 6 – Cummings 55 

Jordan-Matthews (0-3, 0-1) had no answer for Cummings’ star-studded rushing attack in a 6-55 loss.  

The Jets allowed two Cavaliers to rush for over 100 yards and combine for five touchdowns on the ground. N.C. State commit Jonathan Paylor only had three carries but rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns himself.  

Senior receiver Gabriel Brewer caught the only score for the Jets on their last possession of the game, hauling in a pass from freshman quarterback Raje Torres.  

In addition to the touchdown, Torres completed five out of 11 pass attempts for 22 yards and threw one interception.  

Jordan-Matthews will play away at its rival, Chatham Central, Friday at 7:30 p.m.  

Chatham Central 6 – Southeast Alamance 55 

Chatham Central (0-3, 0-1) was hit with a balanced attack in a 6-55 loss to Southeast Alamance.  

The Bears gave up 176 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and a fleet of Stallion rushers gained 198 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.  

Senior quarterback Logan Maness completed seven passes for 112 yards and threw Central’s only touchdown to senior receiver Jacob Gilland.  

Gilland finished the game with four receptions and 89 yards.