Carrboro holds off Northside, 21-14
Posted November 21, 2012
Updated November 23, 2012
Jacksonville, N.C. — Much like it had all season, Carrboro's defense held strong Friday night in a 21-14 win over Jacksonville Northside and the Jaguars advanced to play South Iredell in the Class 2AA championship game next week.
Carrboro (15-0, 4-0 Carolina 12) went into halftime with a 7-0 lead after a first quarter score.
A 22-yard pass from Alex McVeigh to Marlin Johnson preceded a run by Douglas Parrish run down to the Northside 1-yard line. From there, Parrish punched it in for the early Jaguars lead.
In the second half, Parrish tallied for a second time, scoring from the 6-yard line to put the Jaguars up 14-0.
Northside (13-1) tried to stay in the game and responded on the ensuing drive. Running back Trey Eason found the endzone from 29-yards out and the Carrboro lead was trimmed to 14-7.
The Jaguars, though, bounced right back in the third quarter to stretch their lead back to two scores. McVeigh used play-action from the 47-yard line and found Trai Sharp for the score.
In the fourth, Northside again got within a score as Courtney Piatt found Dwayne Johnson over the middle and Johnson finished the rest for a 49-yard touchdown.
Carrboro's defense, which had given up a total of 24 points in their previous two playoff games, clinched the game Friday as Piatt was intercepted late in the fourth quarter going in for a tying score.
Carrboro will face No. 7 South Iredell (13-1) at Carter-Finley in Raleigh at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1.