Lee County has yet to lose a football game in the three years the Yellow Jackets have been a member of the Tri-County 6 Conference.
That didn’t change after the Jackets 46-6 win over visiting Union Pines Friday in Sanford to improve to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
But the Vikings, now 5-3 and 1-1, put up more of a fight than the score indicates.
In the end, it was too much Colin Johnson for the Vikes to overcome.
Johnson, a senior quarterback, finished with more than 330 yards of total offense. He completed 21-of-33 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 88 yards on six carries.
Johnson used his UNC commit package, finding Jayden Chalmers for two scores and Desmond Evans for another touchdown toss.
Chalmers committed to UNC this summer while Evans announced his decision Friday to attend UNC. Evans, a five-star defensive end, is also ranked the second best defensive end in the country and the second best player in North Carolina by 247Sports.
Evans is going both ways this season. He and the Jacket defense held the Vikings to 82 first half yards while Lee County was rolling up 303 yards on the way to taking a 25-0 halftime lead. Lee had 16 minutes of possession compared to the Vikings eight minutes.
Union Pines came out and recovered an onside kick to start the second half. Using a long completion from Rory Board to Ahmad Jones, the Vikings immediately moved inside the red zone. Running back Tyreek McCoy dashed 8 yards for the score, making it 25-6 just minutes into the second half.
Lee County then put up 21 unaswered points.
North Moore picked up a 21-12 win over visiting South Davidson, as the Mustangs picked up their first Yadkin Valley Conference victory this season.
The Mustangs roared out to a 21-0 lead in the third quarter before the Wildcats scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.
North Moore is now 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
The Wildcats are 0-8 and 0-3.