11/19/06 — Turnovers haunt C.B. Aycock in playoff loss at Southern Alamance

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Turnovers haunt C.B. Aycock in playoff loss at Southern Alamance

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on November 19, 2006 2:02 AM

GRAHAM -- An interception return for a touchdown and a blocked punt in the third quarter fueled Southern Alamance's 42-15 victory over Charles B. Aycock on Friday evening.

The 11th-seeded Patriots forced five turnovers and eliminated the 14th-seeded Golden Falcons from the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA (large-school) playoffs. Aycock endured its fourth defeat in its last five outings and concluded the year 8-5 overall.

Tied at 7-7, Southern's Devon Wallace picked off a Thomas Pilkington pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter. It was one of three interceptions thrown by Pilkington, who also threw two touchdown passes.

The Patriots tallied two third-quarter scores, including one set up by the blocked punt. They added two fourth-quarter touchdowns until Pilkington closed out his prep career with an 11-yard scoring strike to Kelton Lewis.

Pilkington completed 10 of 22 passes for 151 yards. Montez Ham hauled in four receptions for 68 yards, including a 43-yard scoring pass in the opening quarter. Joseph Toler snagged four catches for 53 yards, while Michael King caught one pass covering 19 yards.

An injured Dontay Taylor and Toler shared a team-high 54 yards rushing.

Aycock owned a 295-283 edge in total offense.

Southern Alamance tailback Thomas Sappelt emerged the game's top rusher with 178 yards on 24 totes. Quarterback Luke Vandall connected on 5 of 17 passes for 62 yards.

Golden Falcon linebacker Travis Milligan recorded eight tackles. Ian Calder provided seven tackles and picked off two Vandall passes. Jacob Pendleton notched six tackles.

The Patriots (7-6) play in-county rival Burlington Williams, which upset unbeaten and top-seeded Harnett Central, next Friday.

C.B. Aycock 7 0 0 8 -- 15

So. Alamance 0 14 14 14 -- 42

First quarter

CBA -- Ham 43 pass from Pilkington (Roosen kick), 9:12

Fourth quarter

CBA -- Lewis 11 pass from Pilkington (J. Taylor run), 1:11

CBA S. Alamance

First downs 15 10

Rushes-yds 43-144 34-221

Passing yds 151 62

Total yards 295 283

C-A-I 10-24-3 5-17-2

Fumbles-lost 2-2 0-0

Penalties-yds 5-45 2-10


RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock -- Thomas Pilkington 4-7; Joseph Toler 11-54; Montez Ham 1-15; Dontay Taylor 19-54; Javoneta Taylor 1-2; Blake Cooper 2-10; Tyheim Pitt 1-2; Dominique Young 4-(-5).

PASSING -- C.B. Aycock -- Thomas Pilkington 10-22-3 151, 2 TDs; Stephen Strouse 0-2-0 0.

RECEIVING -- C.B. Aycock -- Joseph Toler 4-53; Montez Ham 4-68, TD; Michael King 1-19; Kelton Lewis 1-11, TD.