GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — It’s Week Four, which means we’re getting into the heart of the high school football season.

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With conference play around the corner, teams are getting a better idea of what’s working and what isn’t. Several local teams are on their bye week and will return to action next Friday.

Our Game of the Week turned out to be one of the best this season as Riverside moved to 4-0 with a 23-20 victory over Southside. The two teams came in unbeaten with Southside winning the previous three meetings. Both teams exchanged the lead before the Knights (4-0) took the lead and held on for the win.

In Backyard Brawl, Tarboro prevailed again, 27-7 over SouthWest Edgecombe in the 46th Function at the Junction. Tarboro now has a 34-12 edge over SouthWest in the series and has won seven straight, according to prep reporter and historian Rudy Coggins. Tarboro has only allowed six touchdowns in the seven straight win.

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Pungo Christian 68, Community Christian 34

Rocky Mount 62, Goldsboro 0

East Duplin 42, Croatan 0

Tarboro 27, SouthWest Edgecombe 7

North Duplin 56, Lejeune 20

New Bern 21, Maury, Va. 14

Riverside 23, Southside 20

Louisburg 42, Washington County 8

Havelock 30, West Craven 0

J.H. Rose 30, Southwest Onslow 0

Parrott Academy 54, Halifax Academy 41

Greene Central 36, Eastern Wayne 0

Southern Wayne 29, North Lenoir 6

Trask 58, Dixon 14

Clinton 33, Northside-Jacksonville 12

Jacksonville 49, West Carteret 3

Beddingfield 34, Ayden-Grifton 27

Northside-Pinetown 49, South Creek 0

Kinston 52, Pamlico County 8

John Paul II Catholic 74, Wayne Christian 32

Bertie 8, First Flight 0

White Oak 53, East Carteret 14

Northern Nash 44, D.H. Conley 7

Farmville Central 22, Swansboro 19

Wallace-Rose Hill 56, Pender County 28

South Central 48, Willow Spring 26

John A. Holmes 48, Norview, Va. 26

Lake Taylor, Va. 62, Currituck 28

Richlands 27, South Lenoir 21

Faith Christian 23, Bear Grass Charter 20

Camden County 40, Gates County 6

Portsmouth (Va.) Christian 40, Perquimans 18

Columbia at Hobgood Charter, no score

Mattamuskeet at Word of God Christian Academy, no score