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Football Friday

Carrboro holds off Northside, 21-14

Published: 2012-11-21 12:48:00
Updated: 2012-11-23 23:46:02

Nov 23, 2012

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.

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As a parent that has been with Carrboro from its very first season where every game ended in defeat but every game was a climb up from the game before, this is the culmination of blood, sweat and tears. Coach Tudryn has built a program built on the ethics of hard work, determination and brotherhood. What a season and what a victory next Friday.
promisemle
November 23, 2012 11:56 p.m.
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