Prep football -- Goldsboro stumbles on road
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 5, 2004 2:01 AM
ELIZABETH CITY -- Goldsboro had two punts blocked in the first half, setting up both of Elizabeth City Northeastern's touchdowns in a 14-6 road loss to the Eagles on Friday.
The Cougars (0-3), who open up Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play at Charles B. Aycock on Friday, trimmed the score to 7-6 near the five-minute mark of the second quarter on a 37-yard touchdown run by Kelvin Ingram.
Late in the half, Northeastern blocked its second punt deep in Cougar territory and capitalized with a score.
"Special teams really hurt us. Both punts were deep in our territory," Goldsboro coach Maurice Jackson said. "They never broke a big play or anything. They just had a short field to work with on the blocked punts."
Offensively, the Cougars rushed for 89 yards led by Ingram's 45 yards on 10 carries. Cougar quarterback Treme Boone threw for 101 yards on 10-of-26 passing. Goldsboro, who punted 11 times on the game, was flagged for 85 yards in penalties.
"Mental mistakes and penalties hurt us. We are dealing with a whole new deal as far as the offensive line," Jackson said. "With one freshman and three sophomores on the interior line ... we've got to go back to basics with those guys."
The Goldsboro defense blanked the Eagles in the second as linebacker Tyshon Lofton had a team-high 14 tackles and one sack.
"I'm very pleased with the defense. They kept Northeastern from scoring and stopped them on third and short and fourth down too," Jackson said.
Goldsboro 0 6 0 0 -- 6
Northeastern 7 7 0 0 -- 14
GHS -- Ingram 37 run (kick failed), 4:59.
First downs 8
Passing yards 101
Total yards 190
RUSHING -- Goldsboro -- Kelvin Ingram 10-45, TD; Treme Boone 12-27; Aaron Phifer 5-12.
PASSING -- Goldsboro -- Treme Boone 10-26-0 101.
RECEIVING -- Goldsboro -- Jacob Sykes 3-35; Jerry Gills 2-35; Brandon Herring 2-33; Kelvin Ingram 1-7; Aaron Phifer 2-1.
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