Farmville Central (3-0) at Pamlico County (0-3)
So far this season, the Farmville Central express has shown no signs of slowing down.
The undefeated Jaguars were held below their season scoring average by the Hurricanes of Pamlico County but that was of little solace as Farmville Central rolled to a 61-6 win. The Jags, who have scored 57,74 and 61 points in consecutive games, jumped to a 48-6 halftime lead as Pamlico County’s leader and star quarterback, Antoine King, injured in the season opener at West Craven, once again watched from the sidelines.
Canes head coach Bobby Griffin was hopeful King would be ready to play this week but now have their hopes set for next week at Ayden Grifton (2-1). The Chargers lost to rivals Kinston on Friday.
Jones Senior (0-3) at North Duplin (3-0)
Jones Senior first year head coach Zach Sellers was hopeful this week as his young team traveled to North Duplin. Despite continued improvement, the Trojans are still looking for not only their first win of 2023 but also their first points.
The Rebels of North Duplin, who won their first two games by a total of three points, exploded on offense Friday night en route to a 50-0 win, handing the Trojans their third consecutive shutout.
Jones Senior has a BYE this coming week and will return to action September 15 at Lakewood.
New Bern (2-0) at West Craven (1-1)
The first of three battles to decide the 2023 Craven County Football Championship took an unexpected twist Friday morning when it was learned the Eagles head coach was suffering from health issues.
Because of school protocols, their Friday battle in Vanceboro against the New Bern Bears was postponed. The two are now scheduled to meet Tuesday September 5 at West Craven for a 6:30 pm kickoff.
That means an extremely short week for both the Bears and Eagles who would then have two days to prepare to hit the road in week four. West Craven is slated to play at Havelock (2-0) who had a BYE in week three. Meanwhile the New Bern Bears travel to Knightdale now (1-2) after falling 21-14 to South Granville Friday night.