Two Moore County teams were in action week five, giving the county schools a split of conference games on Friday. Union Pines had a hard-fought double-overtime win, while North Moore fell to .500 on the season with a shutout loss. Pinecrest had the week off.
Union Pines 40, Lee County 33, 2OT: Austin Mooring scored from two yards out to get the go-ahead touchdown in the second overtime, then Union Pines got a sack to end Lee County’s possession and clinch a win in a game of runs at Lee County.
The Yellowjackets scored the game’s first two touchdowns, both on rushes, as Lee County racked up 194 ground yards for the game, scoring all five touchdowns on runs.
Union Pines rallied, scoring 27 straight points. The Vikings got a boost from the defense, who recovered two fumbles in the second quarter and also saw linebacker Jeremiah Womack return an interception nearly 40 yards for a score.
Quarterback Anthony Goswick threw for nearly 130 yards on 14-of-24 passing, including a 24-yard pass to Hayes Tobias for the team’s first score and a one-yard run for the team’s second. He hooked up with Tobias for a 33-yard score later in the game.
The Vikings, 2-3 on the year and 1-0 in conference, enjoy a week off before facing Scotland in Laurinburg on Sept. 29.
Southeast Alamance 33, North Moore 0: North Moore suffered its second loss of the season, dropping a 33-0 game to Southeast Alamance on the road. The loss dropped North Moore to 2-2, 1-1 in conference play. It was the first shutout loss by the Mustangs since Feb. 26, 2020, when North Rowan served a 36-0 defeat to North Moore. It also gave North Moore two September losses for the first time since 2019.
The Mustangs try to get back above break even this Friday with another conference road game, at Jordan-Matthews. North Moore has recorded wins the last two seasons, by forfeit in 2021 and in a 67-7 road win last year.
Pinecrest gets back into action after a bye week last Friday. The Patriots (4-0) open conference play with a road game at Richmond.
PREP FOOTBALL — WEEK 6
Friday Sept. 22, 7:30 PM, Pinecrest Patriots (4-0, 0-0) at Richmond Raiders (1-4, 1-0) *Conference Game*
Friday Sept. 22, 7:30 PM, North Moore Mustangs (2-2, 1-1) at Jordan Matthews Jets (1-4,1-2) *Conference Game
Bye Week: Union Pines Vikings (2-3, 1-0), next Sept. 29 at Scotland Scots (5-0, 1-0) *Conference Game*