Pinecrest defeats Union Pines, 64-6

There was plenty of action in the trenches during the “Battle of the Pines,” a Sandhills 3A/4A Conference game between the Union Pines Vikings and the Pinecrest Patriots last season.

The last five times that Pinecrest and Union Pines have faced off on the football field has been lopsided, to say the least.

The Patriots have reeled off five wins with an average margin of victory of nearly 47 points per game over their rivals from Cameron, dating back to 2008. This year’s matchup brings one of the best teams in Pinecrest history, on the cusp of claiming the school’s first outright conference football title with a win, against a Union Pines squad that has hung around with some of the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s best teams in recent weeks.


North Moore's Caleb Sexton (34) runs behind a wall of offensive linemen against Graham last week.

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