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Week 8: Eagles, Aces impress

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Northeastern 48, Wilson 14

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Scoring on their first four possessions, the Eagles coasted to their seventh victory in eight games.

Northeastern amassed 512 yards of total offense, running for four touchdowns and passing for three.

AJ Felton gained 125 yards on only nine carries. Eagles QB Quaymon Williams completed his first six passes and connected on 10 of 12 for 174 yards.

Ladon Jordan rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on five carries, Travis McWilliams caught four passes for 123 yards and two scores and William Simpson caught two TD passes.

Edenton 53, First Flight 20

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Edenton took a commanding 37-0 lead at halftime en route to blowing out the host Nighthawks in a Northeastern Coastal Conference game.

Three different Aces (7-0, 3-0 NCC) scored two touchdowns each: Deron Capehart, Kashese Bond and Tavis Stanley. Bond led the team in rushing with 126 yards.

Edenton exploded for 333 yards of offense in the opening 24 minutes and limited First Flight to 41. Rob Bunch connected for a 40-yard field goal, and Marcus Jackson also had a touchdown run.

Camden 35, South Creek 6

CAMDEN — The Bruins assured themselves of a non-losing regular-season record for the first time since 2008 by taking charge early.

Camden (5-2 overall, 3-1 Four Rivers Conference) scored on its first two possession, upped its lead to 21-0 at the half and was ahead 28-0 before the visiting Cougars (1-7, 1-3) got on the scoreboard.

Demetre Brooks, who missed last week’s game with a back issue, made a strong return to the lineup, rushing for 117 yards on 16 carries and scoring touchdowns on runs of 3 and 4 yards.

Quarterback Noah Tuttle scored on a 6-yard run, Jamar Cowell ran in from 1 yard out and Malik Lighty capped the Bruins’ scoring by returning a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown with just 17 seconds left in the game.

The Camden defense recovered three fumbles, intercepted two passes and blocked two punts.

Bertie 13, Currituck 7

BARCO — A Dakwon Foreman 90-yard kickoff return sparked energy to the Currituck Knights to start the second half, but it wasn’t enough to top Bertie Friday night.

Foreman’s touchdown gave Currituck (3-4, 1-2 Northeastern Coastal Conference) a 7-6 lead, but it was short lived after the Falcons answered with a nine-play, 70-yard drive that finished with a 3-yard touchdown toss on the next possession.

Defense continued to be a strong suit for the Knights, as Nigel Powell recovered a Bertie fumble with 2:09 left to give Currituck another chance to win. But on fourth-and-15 from the Falcons’ 29, a Fred Huff pass was dropped by Kanyon Cole.

The Knights offense, also in the process of learning a new spread formation, has been unable to score in the past eight quarters.

Southside 60, Perquimans 18

CHOCOWINITY — The Pirates struck first on offense, and then turnovers struck them afterwards in a lopsided defeat at Southside.

Perquimans (0-8, 0-4 Four Rivers Conference) got three touchdown passes from quarterback Nate Gardner, two going to L’Don Frierson and one to Shayquan Holder.

The Pirates were hampered by three first quarter turnovers that shifted the game to the Seahawks quickly.

“I think we took a step back, and that’s not taking anything away from Southside,” Perquimans coach Justin Roberson said. “We shot ourselves in the foot a lot.”

Hertford 40, Pasquotank 0