Friday was the most successful night for Chatham County football this season as three out of the four teams won their respective games for the first time this year.
Chatham Central (0-4, 0-2)was the only team to come up short in a 26-30 loss to rivals Jordan-Matthews.
The Bears had a chance to win on the final play, but Jordan-Matthews’ Nicholas Glover knocked down an endzone shot to junior receiver Luke Gaines at the final buzzer.
Despite the loss, Central came away with some impressive individual performances. Senior quarterback Logan Maness completed 12 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
Gaines caught five receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown.
Senior running back Devonte Johnson caught four receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown, and senior River Warren rushed for 106 yards on 14 carries, including one 83-yard passing touchdown to Johnson on a failed punt attempt.
Here are the other scores and stats from Friday night in Chatham County.
Seaforth 23 – Graham 2
Seaforth (1-3, 1-0) earned its first win of the season in dominant fashion over Graham.
The Hawks’ defense gave up zero points for the first time this season and came away with a score on a fumble return.
Junior quarterback Walter Entrekin led the offense with 47 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just six carries. The passing game wasn’t there Friday as he only threw 11 times for nine yards and one interception.
Seaforth will play away at Cummings Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Northwood 55 – Southeast Alamance 9
Northwood (2-2, 1-1) bounced back from last week’s tough loss with a 55-9 rout over Southeast Alamance.
Senior quarterback Carson Fortunes was all over the field for the Chargers with 10 completions, 294 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries.
On defense, Fortunes came away with two interceptions.
Junior receiver Antoine Brewington had himself a night with four receptions, 117 yards and one touchdown. Senior Ashton Elliot and junior Gus Ritchey had the same stat lines — two receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown.
The Chargers will play at Jordan-Matthews Friday at 7:30 p.m.