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File photoSt. Pauls gave South Columbus its first homecoming loss since 1995 on Friday, scoring a touchdown in the closing minutes.
File photoSt. Pauls gave South Columbus its first homecoming loss since 1995 on Friday, scoring a touchdown in the closing minutes.
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TABOR CITY — The St. Pauls football team rallied late in a 34-30 win at South Columbus on Friday.


The Bulldogs (7-2, 4-1) scored the first and last touchdowns of the game, getting a seven-yard run from Chuck Walters to go head in the final two minutes.


It was the Stallions’ (7-2, 4-1) first homecoming loss since 1995 and a rare October home loss. A loss by Whiteville would put St. Pauls in contention for a possible conference title.


Walters put St. Pauls ahead 6-0 with a seven-yard run to open it and served as the primary rusher, going 88 yards on 18 attempts with two touchdowns.


Malik Livingston connected on 14 of 23 pass attempts for 260 yards. He also ran for 55 yards on 14 attempts and had two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.


Whiteville 67, Fairmont 28


FAIRMONT — The Fairmont football team allowed 41 first-half points in a 67-28 loss to Whiteville.


The Golden Tornadoes (7-2, 3-2) struggled offensively and had 14 points each half.


Red Springs 40, East Columbus 32


RED SPRINGS — Red Springs’ young offense proved itself for the first time this season, fending off a late comeback attempt by East Columbus.


“This was about a young defense stepping up,” Red Springs coach George Coltharp said.


The Red Devils (1-8, 1-4) used a plentiful offense to get ahead by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but had quarterback Blake Greene leave the game after taking a hard hit.


Once Greene left, the Gators (2-7, 0-5) made a late push to narrow the lead, but the Red Devils made a goal-line stand in the final minute.


“East Columbus was able to make a few plays off the mistakes we made,” Coltharp said.


Greene left the game following a helmet to helmet hit but Coltharp doesn’t expect the senior quarterback to miss any time. Coltharp said Greene got right back up but was kept out due to precautionary reasons.


S. Robeson 36, W. Columbus 21


CERRO GORDO — South Robeson (5-3, 3-2) used its passing attack to open up the run game against West Columbus.


“They were a lot bigger than I thought they were. They play really well and it took us awhile to adjust to how well they ran the ball,” coach Stephen Roberson said.


Kalvis Chavis finished the game 5-10 passing for 141 yards and three touchdowns, all to different receivers and also had a touchdown on the ground.


Once the run game opened up in the second half, Andrew Hill took charge, racking up 120 yards on 14 carries for one touchdown. Juan Ellerbe had 12 carries for 74 yards.


The offense had several turnovers, but Roberson said the defense got them back, including Michael Smith’s fifth interception of the year.


Pinecrest 51, Swett 34


SOUTHERN PINES — Purnell Swett had a late scoring frenzy but it wasn’t enough to hold back Pinecrest.


The Rams (2-7, 0-3) had four passing touchdowns and one rushing in the second half from quarterback Thriston Lowry, but couldn’t overcome a 20-0 halftime deficit.


Strickland eliminated from State


RALEIGH — Purnell Swett’s Kali Strickland was eliminated in the first round of the NCHSAA 4A state girls tennis tournament at the Millbrook Exchange Park. Strickland lost 6-0, 6-0 to Lauren Gish of Lake Norman. Strickland, a junior, was the first tennis player from Swett to make it to the state level.


Box score


St. Pauls 34, South Columbus 30


St. Pauls 6 14 6 8 — 34


S. Columbus 14 8 8 0 — 0


SP — Chuck Walters 7 run (run failed)


SC — Dashaun Daniels 10 run (Daniels run)


SC — Reggie Frink 24 run (Run failed)


SP — Malik Livingston 5 run (Run failed)


SC — Frink 17 run (Rashaad Chatman run)


SP — Tim Billinger 11 pass from Livingston (Billinger pass from Livingston)


SC — Frink 50 pass from Quinland Hammond (Chatman run)


SP — Daymien McMillan 12 run (run failed)


SP — Walters 7 run (Walters pass to Billinger)


St. Pauls Stats


PASSING — Livingston 14-23-2-260.


RUSHING — Livingston 14-55, McMillan 8-40, Walters 18-88.


RECEIVING — Walters 2-13, Hunt 2-92, Billinger 6-119, Crawford 2-25, McMillan 2-13.


St. Pauls 34, South Columbus 30


St. Pauls 6 14 6 8 — 34


S. Columbus 14 8 8 0 — 0


SP — Chuck Walters 7 run (run failed)


SC — Dashaun Daniels 10 run (Daniels run)


SC — Reggie Frink 24 run (Run failed)


SP — Malik Livingston 5 run (Run failed)


SC — Frink 17 run (Rashaad Chatman run)


SP — Tim Billinger 11 pass from Livingston (Billinger pass from Livingston)


SC — Frink 50 pass from Quinland Hammond (Chatman run)


SP — Daymien McMillan 12 run (run failed)


SP — Walters 7 run (Walters pass to Billinger)


St. Pauls Stats


PASSING — Livingston 14-23-2-260.


RUSHING — Livingston 14-55, McMillan 8-40, Walters 18-88.


RECEIVING — Walters 2-13, Hunt 2-92, Billinger 6-119, Crawford 2-25, McMillan 2-13.


Pinecrest 51, Purnell Swett 34


St. Pauls 6 14 6 8 — 34


S. Columbus 14 8 8 0 — 0


PC — George Kahner 27 pass from Christian Ledbetter (Jackson Maples kick)


PC — Maples 47 field goal


PC — Maples 50 field goal


PC — Ledbetter 1 run (Maples kick)


PC — Maples 47 field goal


PS — Garrett Hammonds 58 pass from Thirston Lowry (run failed)


PS — Tyler Maynor 38 pass from Lowry (run failed)


PC — Troy Roper 43 run (Maples kick)


PC — Kahner 14 pass from Ledbetter (Maples kick)


PS — Josh Brooks 17 pass from Thriston Lowry (Locklear pass from Lowry)


PC — Mike Gray 3 interception return (Maples Kick)


PS — Lowry 14 run (Braylan Locklear run)


PC — Roper 19 run (Maples kick)


PS — Maynor 19 pass from Thirston Lowry.


Stats


Passing: PS — Lowry 27-50-2-344, Brooks 1-1-0-28; PC — Ledbetter 6-12-0-92.


Rushing: PS — Lowyry 10-48, Locklear 7-22, Jacobs 2-0, Maynor 1-(-2); PC — Roper 14-123, McCoy 12-116, Ledbetter 18-86.


Receiving: PS — Maynor 10-124, Brooks 8-94, Chavis 6-71, Hammond 1-58, D. Locklear 1-16, B. Locklear 2-6; PC — Roper 4-51, Kahner 2-41.

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