Spartans turn back North Duplin
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 14, 2008 10:58 AM
CLINTON -- North Duplin suffered their second defeat in a four day stretch, as they fell to Union 18-6 on Friday night.
The Rebels also lost a non-conference game on Monday against Jones Senior.
Akeem Cox led the North Duplin running game with 65 yards on 26 carries. The senior also scored the Rebels only touchdown on a one-yard plunge over the goaline.
The Rebels youth showed in the fourth quarter when a misguided punt gave Union the football inside the five yard line and led to the go-ahead score.
Sophomore quarterback Marcus Kornegay was the victim on a ferocious Spartan pass rush for most of the game. Kornegay completed five passes for 54 yards on the evening.
North Duplin (2-2 overall) will get back to a normal time schedule this week before they host Dixon on Friday.
Union 0 0 6 12 -- 18
North Duplin 0 0 6 0 -- 6
ND -- Cox run 1, (Kick failed) 1:56.
First downs 7 8
Rushes-yds. 34-71 29-119
Passing-yds. 54 140
Total yds. 125 259
C-A-I 5-11-0 7-19-0
Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-0
Penalties-yds. 7-60 14-105
RUSHING -- North Duplin -- Akeem Cox 26-65, TD; Devin Oliver 5-18; Marcus Kornegay 3-(-12).
PASSING -- North Duplin -- Marcus Kornegay 5-11-0, 54.
RECEIVING -- North Duplin -- Troy Swanzey 1-27; Quentin Graham 2-25; James Kornegay 1-2; Marcus Kornegay 1-(-4).
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