Week 2: Rose falls to Cleveland; Washington, Jacksonville each improve to 2-0; Croatan rallies to beat West Craven on Saturday

Touchdown Friday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — When it was all said and done, Week 2 of the high school football season had at least 10 postponed or canceled games.

But there was football.

Friday’s game of the night was a one-sided affair as Cleveland beat J.H. Rose, 55-14. Omarion Hampton, who is headed to the University of North Carolina, rushed for three touchdowns as the Rams improved to 2-0. The game was billed as a battle between two of the top running backs in the state, Hampton, and Rose’s Michael Allen, who will play at NC State.

Allen had a rushing touchdown for the Rampants (0-2), the No. 5 team in the Touchdown Friday poll.

There were a number of other one-sided contests on Friday. New Bern rolled past Broughton to improve to 2-0 while Washington, the No. 3 team in our Touchdown Friday poll, went to the Outer Banks and flew past First Flight, 48-0. Jacksonville (No. 4) beat White Oak 48-6, while Tarboro (No. 7) beat Hertford County 33-18 for its first win of the season.

Rocky Mount, the No. 6 team in our poll and the team to beat Tarboro in last week’s season opener, went to Elizabeth City and fell to Northeastern, 14-8. Northeastern was playing in its season opener after last week’s game with Bertie County was postponed due to COVID-19.

Richlands at Southwest Onslow, ppd. COVID-19
Clinton at Wallace-Rose Hill, ppd. COVID-19
Riverside at South Creek, ppd. COVID-19
Bertie at Edenton-Holmes, canceled, COVID-19
West Carteret at Havelock, ppd. COVID-19
Croatan at Pamlico County, canceled, COVID-19
South Central at West Craven, ppd. COVID-19
James Kenan at Dixon, ppd, COVID-19
Jones County at Lakewood, canceled
Richmond Christian (Va.) at Columbia, ppd. COVID-19
Cleveland 55, J.H. Rose 14
Hunt 49, Beddingfield 0
Parrott Academy 48, Bear Grass Charter 6
Jacksonville 48, White Oak 6
Washington 48, First Flight 0
Kinston 27, Greene Central 0
New Bern 61, Broughton 7
North Pitt 35, Manteo 8
Cary Christian 64, Pungo Christian 0
East Bladen 32. West Carteret 27
Princeton 36 East Duplin 30
Northside-Pinetown 49, North Duplin 6
New Hanover 34, Northside-Jacksonville 7
Ayden-Grifton 34, East Carteret 20
Tarboro 33, Hertford County 18
Northeastern 14, Rocky Mount 8
Gates County 28, Pasquotank 12
Cary 40, D.H. Conley 7
SouthWest Edgecombe 60, North Edgecombe 21
John Paul II 56, East Chapel Hill 6
North Lenoir 42, Farmville Central 19
South Lenoir 36, Swansboro 31
Southside 36, Washington County 14
Gates County 28, Pasquotank County 14

Saturday’s game
Croatan 20, West Craven 14

Sept. 3 games
Riverside at Northside, ppd. COVID-19

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