Nov 30, 2013
No. 3 Eastern Wayne (11-2) held on to defeat No. 7 Eastern Alamance (10-4) in the third round of the 3A state playoffs, 12-7.
Eastern Alamance didn't hesitate to get things going Friday night, Malcolm Summers went right side from the Warriors 20 to the end zone. Summers fumbled in the end zone but the Eagles' Daquan Sawyers recovered it for the six points and eventual 7-0 lead.
Still 7-0, Eastern Wayne was at its own 28, Kamone Best cut up the middle for the 72 yard touchdown run. The Warriors missed the point after attempt and continued to trail the Eagles, 7-6.
In the second quarter, Eastern Wayne was on its 40, Lavoris Vick went up the middle and across midfield for 37 yards to the Eagles 23 yard line.
On the very next play Vick went right side for the touchdown to give Eastern Wayne the 12-7 lead at the half.
The score held until the fourth quarter. With three minutes left Eastern Wayne was on their own 48, Best ran it to the Eastern Alamance 17. On the same drive, with one minute left, the Warriors were at the Eagles ten as Vick went up the middle but fumbled. Eastern Alamance's Michael Lundy recovered it on their own five.
On the last play of the game, Eastern Alamance was at the Warrior 38. Joey Lanier threw deep to the end zone and was intercepted by DeShawn Pridgeon to seal the 12-7 Eastern Wayne victory.
Last week Eastern Wayne beat No. 11 Southern Nash 21-17 and Eastern defeated No. 2 Western Alamance 28-23 to advance.
Eastern Wayne will face No. 1 Havelock in the regional finals.
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