NEW BERN - Week Three of High School football brought us some exciting ballgames.
Jacksonville at Northside-JAX
The Blitz Game Of The Night was in Jacksonville where Jacksonville was on the road at Northside.
It was a defensive battle as the game went to halftime with a slim 6-0 lead.
Late in third quarter Dwayne Johnson broke a long run to get the Monarchs inside the 5 yard line.
The Cardinal defense did it's job by forcing a fumble on 4th down keeping it a one possession game.
Move to the 4th quarter where Jacksonville has the ball in their own territory.
Vincent Siders tries the throwback screen and Donavan Smith breaks it up but drops the sure pick 6.
Later in the quarter Northside would get the ball back and try to run out the clock.
With less than 4 minutes to go Freshman QB Jake Erickson tossed a TD pass to running back Trey Eason to seal it.
Monarchs win the ballgame 12-0.
Northside moves to 3-0 and Jacksonville falls to 2-1.
Richlands at SW Onslow
The Wildcats have not beaten the Stallions in 24 years.
The Stallions scored early and held a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
Then Coach Phil Padgett called Stanley Powell's number and the Senior hurdled a defender in route to a 50 yard TD scamper to make it 14-0 Southwest Onslow.
The Stallions would not look back in a 28-7 victory over Richlands.
Southern Wayne at White Oak
The Southern Wayne Saints got on the board first with an impressive run by Andrew Matthews.
They would win it 18-8 over the Vikings who are still looking for their first win of the year.
Southside at Pamlico
Penalties and big plays doom Pamlico as Southside hands the Hurricanes their second loss in five days and their third this season.
The Seahawks put up nearly 300 yards on the ground to secure the 20-8 victory.