Chatham County football recap: 9/15

Chatham County struggled on the gridiron Friday with only one team coming away with a win.


It wasn’t a pretty Friday for Chatham County football.   

Northwood was the only team that came away with a win in a 49-0 rout over county rival Jordan-Matthews.  

The other schools, Seaforth and Chatham Central, lost by at least 44 points, putting the overall county record at 5-14 this season.  

Here is a rundown of football stats and scores from Friday.  

Seaforth 0 – Cummings 44 

Seaforth (1-3, 1-1) couldn’t get anything going offensively in a 0-44 loss to Cummings.  

The Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference front runners completely shut down the Hawks’ passing attack, limiting them to just five completions and 30 yards passing.  

On the other end, Cummings returned the favor on the ground. Led by N.C. State commit Jonathan Paylor, who rushed for 75 yards and three touchdowns himself, the Cavaliers tallied 191 rushing yards.  

Junior running back Jackson Powell had the best night offensively for Seaforth, rushing for 26 yards on 11 carries.  

On the defensive end, junior linebacker Alex Hinchman made some plays, leading the Hawks with 10 total tackles.  

Seaforth will look to bounce back for Homecoming against Chatham Central Friday at 7:30 p.m. The United States Army’s Golden Knights will parachute into the game and the Chatham County Color Guard will present colors for the national anthem as Seaforth also hosts Military Appreciation Night.   

Chatham Central 0 – Bartlett-Yancey 47 

In a 47-0 loss to Bartlett-Yancey, the story of the game for Chatham Central (0-5, 0-3) was turnovers.  

The Buccaneers intercepted the Bears five times, returning one for a 78-yard touchdown. They also picked up a Chatham Central fumble for a score.  

The Bears were able to produce some offense, completing 11 passes for over 100 passing yards while rushing for 80 yards, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the self-inflicted mistakes.  

Chatham Central is the only Chatham County school still looking for its first win of the season.  

The last time every county school won at least one varsity game was in 2021.  

The Bears will have another good chance Friday when they travel to Seaforth.