ROCKINGHAM — The members of the Southeastern Conference continue to impress during the early part of the season.
The six teams once again posted a 5-1 record in Week 2. Four schools — Lumberton, Pinecrest, Richmond Senior and Scotland — are still undefeated. The other two — Hoke and Purnell Swett — are 1-1.
Lumberton 35, Pine Forest 21
LUMBERTON — It didn’t take long for Lumberton to get on the scoreboard against Pine Forest.
Tyreik McCallum returned the opening kick 98 yards for a touchdown to spark the Pirates to a 35-21 victory.
Another special teams play — a blocked punt — on Pine Forest’s ensuing possession sent Lumberton to its first 2-0 start since the 2001 season.
“It definitely gave us a boost,” Lumberton coach Mike Setzer told The Robesonian. “We attack special teams like any other play. It’s not lay-down play for us. We definitely take it seriously and are ready for it.”
Pinecrest 46, Douglas Byrd 6
SOUTHERN PINES — Pinecrest’s defense got the offense going against Douglas Byrd.
Linebacker Qawi Alim pounced on a fumble in the end zone for the game’s first touchdown as Pinecrest cruised to a 46-6 win over Douglas Byrd.
The Patriots (2-0) racked up 363 yards of offense and limited the Eagles to 186.
“We did a great job tonight,” Pinecrest coach Chris Metzger said to The Pilot. “We focused on the little things, won the turnover battle and we fed off one another tonight and things definitely snowballed.”
Scotland 20, Jack Britt 14
FAYETTEVILLE — Linebacker Brandon McMillian picked off a Bryan Bryant pass with 12 seconds remaining in the game to preserve Scotland’s 20-14 road victory over Jack Britt.
Scotland quarterback Dashaun Ferguson threw a touchdown pass to Willie Douglas to account for the only score in the first half. Later in the game, Ferguson found the end zone from 11 yards out. Quadrin Williams rushed in from the 15 after the Fighting Scots (2-0) recovered a fumble in the opening moments of the third quarter.
Purnell Swett 41, Red Springs 12
PEMBROKE — After surrendering the game’s opening touchdown, Purnell Swett reeled off the next 34 points against Red Springs.
The Rams (1-1) got three rushing scores from quarterback Thristian Lowry and an interception return for a touchdown in a 41-12 win over the Red Devils.
Lowry added a touchdown pass in the victory.
“We haven’t had a lead like that in four years,” Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil said to The Robesonian. “I thought we lost a little bit of our rhythm in the second half which happens sometimes.”
Sun Valley 49, Hoke 20
RAEFORD — Sun Valley found the end zone three times in the first and second quarters en route to a 49-20 win over Hoke.
Jacob Rushing ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns for the Bucks (1-1). Antonio Peterkin rushed for 51 yards and threw for another 109, but had two interceptions.
Marq Turner accounted for Hoke’s other score.
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