The High School Roundup
North Lenoir falls to Vance County
HENDERSON | The Hawks are still looking for their first win of the Jim Collins era.
North Lenoir put up a spirited fight, but ultimately fell to Vance County 28-14 Saturday on the road. The Hawks (0-5) started well with a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown by Isiah Warren with 4:16 to go in the first, but the Vipers (2-6) struck back with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead into halftime. Southern Vance would score again in the third, but with 11:12 to play Christian Young found Ny’Jai Koonce for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 20-14.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, the Vipers punched it in with 2:50 to play, sealing the game. North Lenoir forced four turnovers, including a trio of interceptions, but it wasn’t enough.
North Lenoir will travel to Ayden-Grifton Oct. 19, in search for a win against the Chargers.
Ayden-Grifton takes sole possession of first Saturday
AYDEN | The Chargers continue to roll and turned a matchup of conference elite one-sided quickly.
Ayden-Grifton defeated West Craven 25-13, 25-10, 25-16 Saturday in a game between teams undefeated in the Eastern Carolina Conference. The Chargers (17-1, 9-0) wasted little time taking over as the Eagles (8-3, 6-1) were grounded.
Ayden-Grifton hosts Greene Central Tuesday.
North Lenoir defeats South Lenoir Friday
North Lenoir picked up its first victory over South Lenoir since 2015 with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 win Friday.
Paytyn Jones led the charge for the Hawks (13-4, 6-3 Eastern Carolina Conference) with 15 kills. Kanijah Taylor added seven, Amber Davenport had 24 assists and Summer Spence provided 16 service points.
North Lenoir hosts West Craven at home Monday while South Lenoir (9-7, 5-4) hosts Greene Central the same day.
Bethel Christian defeated New Life Christian Academy Friday
ROCKY MOUNT | The Trojans went on the road to end a two-game skid, defeating New Life Christian Academy 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-16.
Bethel Christian (4-7) will finish the regular season at home Monday against TEACH Homeschool with the NCCSA playoffs slated to start Friday.