Chatham County football recap: 9/22

Two Chatham County teams come away with wins.


Chatham County football saw high highs and low lows this past week.  

Two teams ran away with huge wins while the other two suffered yet another tough loss.  

Despite rolling with a freshman quarterback in place of its injured starter, Seaforth (2-3, 2-1) pulled off its largest win of the season over Chatham Central (0-6, 0-4), 35-6.  

The Hawks won the turnover battle, taking care of the ball in a wet and windy game. That’s what the Bears didn’t do after coughing up five turnovers with three of them being interceptions to sophomore corner Nicholas Gregory.  

Here are the stats and scores from other games around the county.  

Northwood 55 – Bartlett Yancey 13 

Northwood (4-2, 3-1) put on an offensive clinic in a 55-13 win over Bartlett-Yancey Thursday.  

The Chargers hit the Buccaneers with a balanced attack, rushing and passing for four touchdowns each.  

Senior quarterback Carson Fortunes completed 12 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore Grayson Cox also threw a touchdown pass with 108 passing yards.  

Sophomore running back Robert Tripp led the rushing attack with 75 yards and two touchdowns. Five ball-carriers including Fortunes and Cox combined for 205 yards on the ground.  

Two receivers, senior Ashton Elliot and junior Gus Ritchey, went for over 100 receiving yards. Ritchey scored twice through the air.  

Northwood’s offense has been rolling as of late, scoring at least 49 points in its last three games. Sitting at second in the Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference, the Chargers will look to further their playoff chances when they travel to their rivals, Seaforth, Friday at 7:30 p.m.   

Jordan-Matthews 7 – North Moore 55 

Jordan-Matthews (1-5, 1-3) just couldn’t stop North Moore’s run-heavy option in a 55-7 loss.  

The Jets gave up 417 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. North Moore senior Jakarey Gillis ran for 136 of those yards and two touchdowns himself.  

Jordan-Matthews is going through a rough stretch, having played two of the better teams in its conference in back-to-back weeks.  

The Jets will have a chance to bounce back and win two games for the first time since 2019 when they face off against Southeast Alamance at home Friday at 7:30 p.m.