10/30/07 — Goldsboro claims share of Eastern Plains 2-A title

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Goldsboro claims share of Eastern Plains 2-A title

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 30, 2007 2:48 PM

Dustin Uzzardo tossed two touchdown passes and Goldsboro dumped North Lenoir 39-0 for a share of the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference title on Monday evening.

It was the Cougars' first league title since 1996 when they competed in the old Mideastern 4-A Conference. Goldsboro (7-3 overall) kept sole possession of the EPC lead at 4-0.

"We really wanted to stay focused," Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid said. "I didn't want the weekend to get in the way with having to play on Monday instead of Friday. The score doesn't really indicate the game.

"North Lenoir did a wonderful job of shutting down some things we wanted to do. We had to pass the ball a little more than we wanted to."

Uzzardo put the Cougars on the board with a 77-yard touchdown strike to Enrique Moses midway through the opening quarter. Moses finished with two receptions, both touchdowns, as Uzzardo completed just three passes overall in four tries.

Backfield mates Anthony Council and Hykeem Coley each surpassed the 100-yard mark on a combined 16 carries. Council, who rushed for 144 yards, provided a 36-yard touchdown run in the second period. Coley (102) added a 53-yard scoring jaunt in the third quarter.

Iveon Sprangle's 13-yard gallop and Alex Aldridge's 30-yard fumble return accounted for Goldsboro's other two touchdowns.

The Cougars limited the Hawks (0-10, 0-4 EPC) to just 196 yards of total offense. Running back Nick Williams rushed for 65 yards on 11 totes before suffering a game-ending injury. Williams took a helmet-to-helmet hit and lay motionless on the field for a few minutes.

Williams was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital. According to a North Lenoir spokesperson, Williams complained of a headache, but did not suffer a concussion. He does have a strained neck and was released.

Goldsboro concludes regular-season play Friday at North Pitt, while North Lenoir faces Greene Central. Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.

North Lenoir 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Goldsboro 14 13 12 0 -- 39

First quarter

GHS -- Moses 77 pass from Uzzardo (kick failed), 8:45

GHS -- I. Sprangle 13 run (Coley run), 1:33

Second quarter

GHS -- Council 36 run (kick failed), 10:25

GHS -- Moses 14 pass from Uzzardo (Greenfield kick), 2:27

Third quarter

GHS -- Coley 53 run (kick failed), 5:46

GHS -- Aldridge 30 fumble return (kick failed), 3:50


First downs 15 11

Rushes-yds 49-152 22-302

Passing yds 44 121

Total yards 196 423

C-A-I 3-7-0 3-4-0

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties 4-25 7-90


RUSHING -- North Lenoir -- Terrance Harris 18-45; Joe Newborn 20-62; Nick Williams 11-65. Goldsboro -- Anthony Council 8-144, TD; Hykeem Coley 8-102; TD; Vontarious Kornegay 1-43; Iveon Sprangle 5-7; A.J. Parker 1-6.

PASSING -- North Lenoir -- Willy Jackson 3-7-0 45. Goldsboro -- Dustin Uzzardo 3-4-0 121, 2 TDs.

RECEIVING -- North Lenoir -- Tray Harris 2-27; Salladin Muhammed 1-17. Goldsboro -- Enrique Moses 2-91, 2 TDs; Tyquan Sprangle 1-30.