Eleven players from Wake County were among those honored with scholarships this week from the National Football Foundation. Each one of them at the annual scholars banquet of the NFF's Bill Dooley Triangle/East Chapter was presented with a plaque and will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be sent directly to the university of their attendance.
Smithfield-Selma has forfeited its Oct. 5 prep football victory over Harnett Central the school announced Tuesday morning. The Spartans used an ineligible player in the game, according to SSS athletics director Chase Crocker.
"There was an oversight in the enrollment process of one of our student athletes, due to this we must forfeit our win over Harnett Central," Crocker said in a statement. "Mr. (Mike) Taylor (SSS principal) and myself take full responsibility in the oversight and will put checks into place to prevent this from ever happening again."
SSS took a 21-16 win on the field in the contest for its only win of the season. The change moves Harnett Central to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference. The Trojans are now part of a four-way tie for fourth with Southeast Raleigh, West Johnston and East Wake.
The Spartans are now 0-10 overall, 0-6 in the league. SSS completes its season Friday against Southeast, while Harnett Central hosts Garner.
The Greater Neuse River 4A Conference prep volleyball tournament will begin Saturday at Knightdale High School with four quarterfinal matches. Semifinals will be played at the highest remaining seed on Monday with the championship on Wednesday.
The tournament schedule:
Saturday's Quarterfinal Results
(1) Garner def. (8) Knightdale
(4) East Wake def. (5) Southeast Raleigh
(2) Clayton def. (7) Harnett Central
(3) West Johnston def. (6) Smithfield-Selma
Monday's Semifinals Results
Garner 3, East Wake 0
West Johnston 3, Clayton 1 (West is No. 2 GNRC state playoff seed)
Wednesday's championship at highest remaining seed
West Johnston vs. Garner, 6
Half of the field at the Bobby Murray Invitational, hosted by the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, is from the Cap-8 Conference. The other half includes teams like East Wake, Wake County Homeschool, Fuquay-Varina, Athens Drive (defending champ) and Person.
Clayton's Vernessa Hinnant and Coach Marlon Lee leads the Greater Neuse Conference all-conference girls basketball team.
Garner's Dominique Reed and Coach Eddie Gray win Greater Neuse 4A honors
No. 1 Garner 41, No. 6 Southeast Raleigh 34 (FINAL)
No. 2 Leesville Road 55, Heritage 0 (FINAL)
No. 3 Hillside 45, East Chapel Hill 7 (FINAL)
No. 4 Wake Forest-Rolesville 55, Millbrook 23 (FINAL)
No. 5 Wakefield 45, Broughton 21 (FINAL)
No. 7 Fuquay-Varina 21, Apex 0 (FINAL)
No. 8 Triton 22, Eastern Wayne 0 (FINAL)
No. 9 Southern Durham 43, Northern Durham 7 (FINAL)
No. 10 Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 (FINAL)
No. 11 Cary 28, Green Hope 8 (FINAL)
No. 12 Cardinal Gibbons 35, Orange 21 (FINAL)
Athens Drive 29, Lee County 21 (FINAL)
Chapel Hill 17, Southern Vance 12 (FINAL)
Cleveland 62, South Johnston 59 (FINAL)
East Wake 59, Smithfield-Selma 13 (FINAL)
Enloe 26, Sanderson 21 (FINAL)
North Johnston 30, Franklinton 29 (FINAL)
North Raleigh Christian 24, Wake Christian 21 (FINAL)
Northwood 42, Union Pines 7 (FINAL)
Panther Creek 20, Jordan 12 (FINAL)
Riverside 15, Person 12 (FINAL)
Ravenscroft 42, Charlotte Christian 21 (FINAL)
Warren County 40, Corinth Holders 6 (FINAL)
West Johnston 35, Clayton 30 (FINAL)
The Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference volleyball tournament will begin Saturday at Knightdale High School. Play continues on Monday and Wednesday. Regular-season champion Garner is a huge favorite in the event, having won its last 31 matches against GNRC opponents.
Today's prep volleyball match between Garner and South Johnston has been cancelled. It will not be made up. Garner's scheduled Tuesday meeting with East Wake has also been moved to Oct. 5.
Chapel Hill withstood the 239 yards rushing mounted by South Granville's Josh Bailey and opened the season with a 19-13 win Friday night on the road. In other games involving area teams, both played in-county, Carrboro out-lasted Central Davidson 47-36 and Orange looked strong in downing Person 42-14. East Chapel Hill lost to East Wake 28-21. Northwood was stung by East Duplin, 56-6, and Cedar Ridge fell 57-37 at Eastern Alamance.