High school football Week 7: Tarboro coach gets milestone win, Kinston rallies, numerous blowout games

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There were close games, blowouts and a milestone to celebrate during Week 7 of the high school football season.

Tarboro football coach Jeff Craddock picked up his 200th career win as the Vikings won at Gates County, 42-8, on Friday. According to Van Holland, who owns the Tar River Times newspaper, Craddock has only had one losing season since taking over the program in 2004.

Kinston rallied to beat Southwest Onslow, 28-21, in the first visit by the Vikings to Southwest Onslow. Kinston was up 20-7 in the third quarter then lost the lead before rallying.

Other winners from Friday included Riverside over Perquimans and North Pitt beating SouthWest Edgecombe, both league games.

New Bern, J.H. Rose, Wallace-Rose Hill, Havelock and Southside each put up 50 or more points in their wins on Friday.

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Week 7
(Game times are at 7 p.m. unless listed below)
September 28

West Craven at Ayden-Grifton, (ppd. to Oct. 12)
J.H. Rose 28, Jacksonville 21

September 30
John Paul II Catholic 44, Rocky Mount Academy 36

October 1
Northside-Pinetown 51, East Carteret 0
Swansboro 6, Richlands 0
Jones Senior 49, Lejeune 0
Parrott Academy 54, Rocky Mount Faith Christian 14
North Pitt 28, SouthWest Edgecombe 0
Currituck 42, Manteo 28
Tarboro 42, Gates County 8
New Bern 75, South Central 0
White Oak 36, Croatan 20
Northeastern 28, Hertford County 6
Washington 62, Farmville Central 6
J.H. Rose 55, Northside-Jacksonville 3
Riverside 26, Perquimans 14
Wallace-Rose Hill 69, North Lenoir 6
West Carteret 41, Dixon 8
Greene Central 38, Ayden-Grifton 20
John A. Holmes 42, Pasquotank 6
Lawrence/Albemarle Co-Op 26, Pungo Christian 16
Camden County 34, First Flight 6
Havelock 55, D.H. Conley 12
Kinston 28, Southwest Onslow 21
Southside 58, Pamlico County 38
Wayne Christian 44, Bethel Christian 8
James Kenan 54, South Lenoir 26
Bertie at South Creek, ppd.

October 4
Bertie County at South Creek, 7

October 5
Washington at Northampton County, 6:30 pm
Farmville Central at Ayden-Grifton, 6:30 p.m.

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Week 7 of the high school football season started a few days early … with a bang.

J.H. Rose won at home Tuesday over previously unbeaten Jacksonville, 28-21. Both teams played Tuesday after COVID-19 protocols at Rose forced the game to be postponed from earlier this season. Rose (3-3, 2-0 Big Carolina Conference) is the only unbeaten team in league play outside of D.H. Conley, which opened up league play with a win at Northside-Jacksonville last Friday.

Conley plays Havelock this Friday. Rose hosts Northside-Jacksonville on Friday. Jacksonville is off.

That trend will continue into Week 8, with several schools playing Tuesday games then, too.

For now, here is the full schedule from information gathered at MaxPreps. Games are subject to change without notice due to COVID-19 and the weather. Be sure to check ahead with your favorite school to make sure they will still be playing the scheduled games below.

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