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Union Pines came just short of a second consecutive Cape Fear Valley Conference football win, losing to visiting Southern Lee 37-33 on Friday.
The Vikings treated a large homecoming crowd to an entertaining game that featured the bulldozer runs of John Gallimore and the efficient passing of quarterback Travis Monroe. Gallimore rushed 27 times for 140 yards and four touchdowns, while Monroe added 144 yards through the air on seven completions in nine attempts.
Gallimore scored on runs of five, two, one and two yards, while Monroe hit wideout Durrell Toomer for a 15-yard touchdown late in the game.
Southern Lee led 20-19 at halftime, but the Vikings used Gallimore's touchdown with 7:09 left in the fourth quarter followed by Monroe's two-point conversion to knot the score at 27-all.
Southern Lee responded with an 81-yard touchdown toss from Dante Alston to Aaron Mellette on a third-and-20 play to take a 34-27 lead.
After a Viking turnover deep in its own territory, their third of the night, the Cavaliers tacked on a 27-yard Shawn Cameron field goal to go up 37-27.
For the contest, Southern Lee converted three turnovers into 10 points.
Union Pines staged a late comeback, with Monroe hitting Toomer for 48 yards, followed by the 15-yard touchdown toss to draw to 37-33 with less than 1:30 left.
Southern Lee recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.
The Vikings are now 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Southern Lee is 3-3 overall.
Three touchdowns by the defense and another on a punt return helped Richmond County bury Pinecrest with a 59 point first half.
With the clock running, the Patriots scored the only touchdown of the second half against the Raider reservesinwhat ended as a59-6 loss.
James McNeil capped a 58-yard drive on the game's openingseries with a 29-yard touchdown run. On the second Raider possession, the Patriots' Chris Terry interecepted a passfrom quarterback Derrick Wiley and returned it to his own 10.
But moments later, the Raider's Terrence Jones picked off a Chais Beloso pass and took it for a touchdown. The extra point made it 14-0.
One of the next two Raider scores was also via an interception return.
Faced with poor field position throughout the first half, the Patriots managed to make only two first downs. The final Raider touchdown came off a punt blocked by Russell Anderson that was picked up and carried into the end zone by Donnie LeGrande.
Chandler Moore and Vincent Brower covered two of the three fumbles the Raiders lost in the second half.Starting from the Raider37 yard line after the Brower recovery,Beloso led the Patriots to paydirt in just five plays.
On third and eight from the 35, Tyler Martin gained 10 and Danny Heimrich picked up six yards on screen passes. On the next play, Trevor Scewczak took the ball the final 19 yards off a shovel passfrom Beloso. The extra point attempt was blocked.
The wins raises the record of third-ranked Richmond to 6-0. Next Friday night Pinecrest (0-6)entertains Hoke County.
North Moore Football
Chatham Central ruined North Moore's Homecoming game Friday night, routing the Mustangs 38-6.
North Moore's lone touchdown came on the Mustangs' first play from scrimmage, on a Jeremy Monroe pass to Harold Chandler.
Chatham Central struck back shortly after that, as Travis Scotten carried the ball into the end zone from seven yards out. Travis Bolton made good on the point after attempt, giving Chatham a lead they would never relinquish with 8:33 remaining in the first quarter.
A pass from quarterback D. J. Dean to Hunter McDaniel produced another touchdown late in the first period.
Scotten set up the Bears' third touchdown with a 72-yard run, then taking it over the goal line from one yard out. Bolton kicked a 26-yard field goal late in the second quarter to give the Bears an 18-point lead at the half.
The Bears scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, one on a 22-yard run by Scotten and the other on a keeper by Dean from the one yard line, providing the final score.
"Their tailback (Scotten) and their quarterback (Dean) were very good," said Mustang coach, Jim Hicks, following the game. We're a young team yet, but the guys played right up to the end. They never quit."
North Moore's record dropped to 0 - 6 with the loss. For Chatham Central it was their second win of the season and their first conference win.
North Moore will play at East Montgomery on Friday.
Cross country -- Pinecrest at Greensboro Invitational at Hagan Stone Park
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