Below are highlights from the 2A East third round football contest between No. 4 Northeastern and No. 1 Kinston.
Kinston defeated Northeastern 14-13 on November 27, 2015. Kinston (14-0) advanced to the East fourth round. After securing a 13-0 halftime lead, Northeastern (11-3) could not hold the lead as its season came to an end.
Plus we got a vine….
or two of Northeastern heading out for warmups.
Against the No. 1 team in the Class 2A East region, Northeastern, which had key veterans on offense, defense and special teams had to capitalize on every opportunity.
In the second half, Kinston showed why they are one of the top squads in the region as they pulled out the win.
Grambling State defeated Mid-Atlantic Christian 85-26 on November 14, 2015. Former Elizabeth City State men’s basketball coach Shawn Walker talks about his return to ECSU as the Grambling coach, coaching in the Vaughan Center and a closer than expected first 10 minutes against Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Grambling lead 16-7 over MACU.
MACU men’s coach Allan Harris talks about the Mustangs’ improvement over the first four games of the 2015-2016 season. Grambling improved to 1-1 overall, while MACU dropped to 0-4 overall.
All four Northeastern Coastal Conference playoff teams were sandwiched together in the 2A East bracket this season: Edenton (seeded eighth), Northeastern (No. 4), Hertford County (5th) and First Flight (13th).
The NCC champion Eagles took on the Nighthawks, meaning at least one league team would be out after the opening round. Northeastern beat First Flight again this fall by a 48-19 margin, but some fumbles and long pass plays by the Nighthawks left NHS (10-2) knowing it must play better in the second round.
After all, Hertford County makes its return to Elizabeth City a few weeks removed from nearly upsetting NHS, falling 37-34.
Nevertheless, there was no threat of one Friday thanks to touchdown runs by Devonte Rountree and Clarence Jones. Rountree had three rushing scores and two through the air.
Afterwards coach Antonio Moore was handed a ceremonial football honoring his 113th coaching win, all at his alma mater, making him the school’s winningest coach.