Northwestern’s Trojans made quick work of their visitors from the north Friday night, scoring 31 unanswered points to open the game against South Mecklenburg en route to winning 38-25 in high school football.
Northwestern maintained a lead of at least 25 until midway through the fourth quarter.
The game became lopsided early when Trojans running back Jerry Howard scored on a 48-yard run, setting up his own 22-yard touchdown run that expanded the lead to 21-0. It was the second of three touchdowns for the senior.
Northwestern got on the board first in the second the half with a 73-yard pass from quarterback Gage Moloney to wide receiver Wally Wilmore. Up 38-6 after that score, the Trojans rested their starters for the rest of the game.
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With most of their starters still on the field, South Mecklenburg closed the game with 19 unanswered points.
South Meck 0;6;6;13;-;25
NHS—Jerry Howard 18 run (Gettys kick) 10:26
NHS—D.J. Agurs 80 yard return (Gettys kick) 7:33
NHS—Howard 22 run (Gettys kick) 5:38
NHS—Thomas Gettys 30 yard kick 2:32
NHS—Howard 4 run (Gettys kick) 9:47
SMHS—DeAngelo Young 1 run (Failed run) 4:22
NHS—Wally Wilmore 73 pass from Gage Moloney (Gettys kick) 6:59
SMHS—Travis Prince 1 run (Pass failed) 1:19
SMHS—Cameron Mack 1 run (Jonathan Doerer kick) 6:11
SMHS—Soloman Ogina 7 pass from Antonio Wallace (run failed) 2:15
RECORDS South Meck 2-1; Northwestern 2-1.