By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Johnniyus Sharpe ran for two touchdowns and threw for two others as Cummings ended the regular season by clobbering rival Graham 57-0 in a Mid-Carolina Conference football game Friday night.
The host Cavaliers (6-3 overall, 4-1 Mid-Carolina Conference) won their last two games by a combined score of 118-0 heading into the Class 2-A state playoffs.
Khavarie Hightower, playing against his former team, and Jonathan Paylor both scored on receptions. Paylor added a touchdown run. Marioné Enoch rushed for 100 yards on 12 carries.
Graham (4-6, 3-3) suffered its second shutout loss in a row.
Durham Hillside 44, Southern Alamance 22: At Mt. Hermon, the host Patriots fell behind early and lost the showdown to determine first place in the DAC-VII Conference.
Wilson Karbo Jr. led the Hornets (10-0, 5-0), throwing two touchdown passes to open a 13-0 lead. He connected with Tahir Henry on a 65-yard play in the first quarter. Then less than two minutes into the second quarter, his 21-yard hook-up with Duce Harris provided another touchdown.
Karbo ran for a 28-yard touchdown to make it 19-0.
Hillside’s goal-line stand in the final minute of the first half kept the Patriots (7-3, 4-1) off the scoreboard.
When Ameil Braswell of the Hornets returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown, it added to Southern’s problems. Hillside stretched the bulge to 30-0 before Jackson Parrish scored for the Patriots on a 39-yard run.
Parrish added an 8-yard touchdown run. Offensive lineman Evan Gerringer recovered a teammate’s fumble in the end zone for the final Southern touchdown.
Parrish finished with 78 rushing yards on nine carries and Logan Foust gained 61 yards on 21 carries.
Eastern Alamance 49, Orange 27: At Mebane, the host Eagles wrapped up their second straight outright title in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference.
Josh Murray and Tyrek Samuel both scored three touchdowns. Murray’s effort was highlighted by a 60-yard run, while Samuel’s final score came on a 66-yard run.
Jason Ball threw a touchdown pass to Taraji Rogers for the Eagles (9-1, 5-0), who scored the game’s last two touchdowns.
Orange ended the season at 2-8, 1-4.
Western Alamance 61, Northwood 12: At Elon, Kevion Hudson ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and Mason Hogsed had 122 rushing yards, including 67- and 23-yard touchdown bursts, as the host Warriors won their third consecutive game to seal third place in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference.
Western (6-4, 3-2) led only 7-6 early in the second quarter before pouring it on for a 28-7 halftime edge.
Hudson and James Newton both caught touchdown passes from Evan Kuehnel. Damari Mims also scored on a run.
Williams 54, Roxboro Person 32: At Burlington, Jaelan Brown threw for three touchdowns and ran for another on the way to help the host Bulldogs clinch second place in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference.
Williams (7-3, 4-1), which has won four consecutive home games at Burlington Memorial Stadium, scored 27 first-quarter points.
Kylei Richmond ran for two touchdowns while racking up 120 rushing yards on 12 carries. Chase Atkins, Milton Turner and Sam Rhodes made touchdown catches, while Dan Mahan compiled 121 yards of total offense.
Defensively, Reese Dickerson was charted for 12 tackles and caused a fumble, Grayson Loy made 11 tackles and Will Rhodes was in on 10 stops and recovered a fumble
Person (5-5, 3-3) has lost three games in a row – all to Alamance County teams.