The Cougars of Southwest Edgecombe trailed by 13 at the half but managed to rally and score with :11 left to beat East Duplin 30-26 to extend Coach Raymond Cobb's career.
East Duplin took the ball deep into Cougar territory in the third quarter leading 19-6 and on a fourth and short were stopped by the Cougar defense.
Southwest took the ball right back down the field and scored to make it a 5 point game 19-14.
The Panthers answered right back with a score set up by a long Dijon Poole run to the one yard lineto make it a 12 point game 26-14.
The Cougars would come right back and make it a four point game with a 2 point conversion for a 26-22 score.
East Duplin had a chance to ice the game with less than 4 minutes to go but they were stopped on fourth and 5 and the Cougars got the ball back with all 3 timeouts remaining.
A few big runs set up a fourth and short inside the 10 yard line with less than a minute to go.
Southwest Edgecombe got it and had a goal to go situation but the clock was working against them.
Coach Cobb called timeout with 14 seconds left to set up a game winner.
They called Gerald Hinton's number and he scored to give the cougars their first lead in the second half.
A two point conversion would make it a 4 point game and forced East Duplin to score a touchdown to win it.
With 5 seconds left the Panthers threw it to Poole who was tackled at midfield and started a celebration on the Cougar side of the field.
Southwest moves on and extends Coach Cobb's last season for at least one more week with a 30-26 victory.
Southwest will now travel to Bunn for round two.
Croatan 10 Northside-JAX 47
The monarchs had no problem dispatching the Cougars for a second time this season 47-10.
Northside will host North Pitt next week.
Topsail 27 North Pitt 48
The Panthers got a 90 yard touchdown from Cedric Razor and a solid game from Christoper Perry to defeat Topsail 48-27.
They will head to Jacksonville to face Northside for the second round.
First Flight 21 Kinston 48
The Vikings used some stingy defense to ground First Flight.
Anthony Pitts returned an interception for a touchdown and a sack fumble gave Kinston great field position.
Shedrick Pegram scored a touchdown in a 48-21 win.
Next up for the Vikings a road date with the Vikings of Tarboro.