Princeton rolled by rival Rosewood 56-19 Friday night to finish the regular season with eight wins. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-1 Carolina 1A) finished second outright in league play.
Standout junior running back Johnny Frasier ran for 233 yards and five of the Bulldogs eight touchdowns with runs of 4, 10, 28, 14 and 23 yards.
Martez Williams started the scoring for Princeton, however, with a 79-yard kickoff return. Williams also added an 18-yard, third-quarter touchdown run.
Dillon Pace scored Princetons final touchdown on a 2-yard run.
West Johnston finishes with a victory: West Johnston roared out to a big lead Friday night and coasted to a 41-20 victory against Harnett Central.
The Wildcats (4-7, 2-4 Greater Neuse River 4A) built a 41-0 lead before Central put up 20 points in the final quarter.
Southeast Raleigh clinched the No. 3 seed and the conferences last automatic playoff bid with its 35-31 victory Friday against Clayton. The Bulldogs finished in a tie at 3-3 in the league with East Wake and Clayton but get the No.3 seed by virtue of its sweep of that duo.
Triton takes advantage of Pirate turnovers: Triton earned a decisive 41-14 road victory against Corinth Holders to gain second place in the Two Rivers 3A conference and the chance to possibly host a first-round game in next weeks NCHSAA playoffs.
Tritons defense forced four turnovers, allowing the offense to capitalize on three of them with touchdowns.
Triton quarterback Jeremy Leggett had a hand in the Hawks first five touchdowns running for three and passing for two more.
Trailing 7-0 early, after Corinth Holder (7-4, 2-3) scored on its first possession, Triton made use of the defenses first fumble recovery at the Pirates 25-yard line. Four plays later, Leggetts 11-yard run evened the score at 7 in the first quarter.
On the next possession, Tritons Latrell White intercepted Cole Sawkowski and returned it 15 yards to the Pirates 40. The Hawks worked it down to the Pirate 1. On fourth-and-goal, Leggetts QB keeper barely broke the plane for the score.
Midway through the second quarter the Triton defense stopped the Pirates on a fourth-and-5 play at the Hawks 32, then went on a scoring drive to go up 21-7.
Triton (9-2, 4-1) scored on its first possession of the second half with a clock-eating 14-play, 57-yard drive capped by a 4-yard run by Leggett. The Hawks led 28-7.
Corinth Holders answered with its own 59-yard drive ending in a 2-yard scoring run by Butler Collins to halve the score 28-14 late in the third quarter.
After that it was all Triton.
North drops finale: North Johnston fell to Washington 40-0 on Friday in its season finale. The Panthers were winless this season, its first in the Eastern Plains 2A Conference. Washington was a perfect 5-0 in the conference and 9-2 overall. The Pam Pack gave up just 41 points in five conference games.