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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 10, 2004 1:55 PM

Rams roll past Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Juan Mendez notched a pair of goals as Greene Central cruised past Ayden-Grifton 6-1 in a non-conference match Thursday evening.

Eric Mendez, Gustavo Herrera, Stanley Hester and Abel Real each scored a goal for the Rams.

Greene Central (2-4-1) is the guest of Farmville Central next Wednesday.

Panthers collect

fifth straight win

KENLY -- Five players accounted for one or more goals as North Johnston extended its winning streak to five matches with a 6-1 hammering of non-conference foe Southern Nash.

Jake Lomonaco collected his team-leading 14th goal in the 18th minute off an assist from junior midfielder Garrett Stancil. Stancil added a goal in the 36th minute from senior midfielder Nelson Rays.

"It was a give-and-go shot from twenty-five yards out that froze the keeper and curled into the right corner of the net," second-year Panthers coach Brent Walston said.

The winless Firebirds, members of the Class 3-A Big Eight North Conference, trimmed the lead in half in the 42nd minute.

North Johnston finally took control in the 60th minute on Raul Farfan's goal off Stancil's assist. Senior forward Ashley Moore and Holloman scored in the 75th and 78th minute, respectively, off assists from Stancil.

Panther keepers Jay Pittman and Josh Cooper combined for four saves.

North Johnston (7-2) is the guest of Southern Nash (0-6-2) next Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Chargers rally,

but fall to Parrott

KINSTON -- Wayne Country Day fell behind by three goals in the first 20 minutes, rallied to tie the match and then host Arendell-Parrott Academy notched the game-winning goal in the 75th minute in a 5-4 victory Thursday afternoon.

Down 3-0, Chris Reed put the Chargers on the board in the 24th minute off an assist from Kevin Logan. Will Futrelle scored six minutes later on Sam Steed's assist, then the Reed-Logan connection forged the 3-3 tie at halftime.

Trailing 4-3 in the second half, Reed fed a pass to Sam Steed, who finished off the goal in the 68th minute.

Parrott, of the Eastern Plains Independent 2-A Conference, answered with the final goal in the 75th minute.

"We had our opportunities," second-year Chargers coach Michael Taylor said. "With about a minute to go in the game, Futrelle and their goalie had a breakaway together, and Futrelle kicked it right toward the goalie.

"I was proud of the way the guys played."

The Chargers competed without sweeper John Bridgers, who missed the match due to surgery.

Wayne Country Day (6-2-1) returns to action Sept. 21 at Rocky Mount Academy. It will be the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A opener for both teams.

Saints double

up Spring Creek

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne claimed a 2-1, non-conference victory against county foe Spring Creek on Wednesday evening.

Mario Aguilar collected a goal off a corner-kick assist from Matt Graham. Teammate Julian Martinez tallied the Saints' game-winning goal.

Spring Creek scored off a corner kick.

The Saints open their Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference schedule at home next Monday against Washington.