10/15/06 — Noth Lenoir slips to 1-7

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Noth Lenoir slips to 1-7

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 15, 2006 2:01 AM

LaGRANGE -- Turnover-plagued North Lenoir became a gracious host and guest Tarboro High spoiled homecoming festivities conducted at Bullock Field on Friday evening.

The Vikings converted two first-quarter fumbles into touchdowns and cruised to a 27-14 victory in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play. North Lenoir (1-7) remained winless in two EPC outings and must win its final three games to become playoff eligible.

Tarboro exited 5-3 overall and 2-0 against league opposition.

North Lenoir pulled within 21-14 in the second half, but eventually committed another turnover. The Vikings, again, capitalized on the Hawks' hospitality and tallied a game-clinching touchdown.

Kirk Heffley, a returning conference champion in wrestling, paced Tarboro's offensive attack with 121 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries.

Nick Williams collected a 15-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Andrew Manning completed a 30-yard TD pass to Cornelius Mills.