Nov 19, 2011
Top-seeded Kinston was at home Friday in the third round of the NCHSAA state football championships to play visiting Bunn and escaped in a wild overtime finish, 47-46.
Kinston's C.J. Bradshaw connected with Shaheed Swinson from six yards out to get the Vikings an early 7-0 lead.
Later in the first Bunn (9-4) cut the lead to 7-6 but Bradshaw was able to put Kinston (12-1) ahead on a play-action keeper.
Kinston stretched their lead to 20-6 in the second quarter before Bunn started coming back. Parik Cohen-Fields reversed field on a kickoff for a 77-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 20-13.
After another Kinston score in the second quarter, Bunn continued to battle on an 11-yard TD score by Montrell Cooke to make the game 27-20.
Bunn tied the game at 27 on a Cohen-Fields 12-yard touchdown.
The teams battled to a 40-40 tie at the end of regulation sending the game to overtime. Kinston got the ball first and scored to make it 47-40.
Bunn responded with a touchdown to make it 47-46 prompting Kinston to call a timeout. The point after attempt failed giving Kinston the victory.
Kinston advances to play Reidsville in the semifinals of the Class 2AA bracket next week.
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