Purnell Swett shocks Hoke
By Shawn Stinson
ROCKINGHAM — Scotland clinched a share of the Southeastern Conference championship Friday night without stepping onto the gridiron.
Scotland and Lumberton elected to move its game to Thursday because of the threat of rain in the area and the Fighting Scots rolled to an easy win over the Pirates.
With Richmond’s loss at Pinecrest, the Fighting Scots will sit atop the SEC standings for the third straight season. The only question remaining for Scotland is, will it be able to stretch its conference winning streak to 15 games.
Purnell Swett ended Hoke County’s long-shot bid to qualify for the postseason with a victory Saturday afternoon. The teams postponed the game from Friday because of poor field conditions.
PURNELL SWETT 21, HOKE 17
PEMBROKE — Thristian Lowry accounted for three touchdowns to lead Purnell Swett to a 21-17 victory over Hoke County.
Lowry connected with Tyler Maynor for two touchdown passes, from 17 and 6 yards. He added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Rams.
It was the first win for Purnell Swett over a 4A rival since downing Lumberton on Oct. 28, 2011 in the regular season finale for both teams.
“We didn’t have any turnovers and we made plays when we had to make plays,” Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil said to The Robesonian. “We’ve been trying to finish all year and did so today.”
The Rams improve to 3-7 on the season and 1-3 in the SEC, while the Bucks fall to 2-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @scgolfer.
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