Friday night high school football games
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
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Cleveland 48, South Johnston 42
East Wake 57, West Johnston 31
Garner 51, Harnett Central 48
Southeast Raleigh 85, Smithfield-Selma 27
Wake Christian 42, Lee Christian 27
South Johnston 66, Cleveland 43
Corinth Holders 64, Louisburg 51
East Wake 63, West Johnston 51
Garner 74, Harnett Central 60
Bunn 51, North Johnston 47
Wake Christian 62, Lee Christian 52
Goldsboro 52, Princeton 51
Prep Dual Wrestling
Cleveland 55, Triton 18
West Johnston 63, Harnett Central 15
Garner 44, Harnett Central 23 (FINAL). Garner trailed 17-7 at the half
Leesville Road 41, Wake Forest-Rolesville 16 (FINAL)
Wakefield 55, Heritage 10 (FINAL)
Broughton 35, Sanderson 19 (FINAL)
Millbrook 49, Enloe 15 (FINAL). Keith Marshall 298 rushing yards, 5 TD
Cardinal Gibbons 45, Oxford Webb 6 (FINAL)
Middle Creek 33, Apex 0 (FINAL)
Triton 55, South Johnston 9 (FINAL)
Cleveland 46, Southern Lee 21 (FINAL)
Cary 36, Athens Drive 12 (FINAL)
Orange 15, Chapel Hill 6 (FINAL)
Clayton 19, Knightdale 17 (FINAL)
Franklinton 45, Warren County 8 (FINAL)
Hillside 46, Northern Durham 20 (FINAL)
Jordan 42, Riverside 21 (THURSDAY FINAL)
East Chapel Hill 35, Person 21 (FINAL)
Lee County 17, Holly Springs 14 (FINAL)
Panther Creek 35, Green Hope 18 (FINAL)
Ravenscroft 49, Harrells Academy 26 (FINAL)
Northwood 22, Cedar Ridge 20 (FINAL)
West Johnston 26, East Wake 7 (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.
Regular-season play in the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference baseball ranks concluded on Monday but there's still one post-season spot left to be decided. West Johnston and Knightdale tied for fifth in the league, both with 6-8 records. Those two teams will meet today (Tuesday) at Clayton High School at 6 to see who moves into Friday's NCHSAA 4-A playoffs against Southern Pines Pinecrest.
Clayton, Harnett Central, East Wake and Garner claimed the league's other playoff spots. The final league standings...
The Greater Neuse 4-A girls basketball tournament continues tonight at Southeast Raleigh. The boys semifinals will be Thursday at Garner.
Smithfield-Selma's boys basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to top Harnett Central 51-49 on senior night Wednesday.
The Spartans still trailed by five points entering the fourth quarter and were tied with the Trojans with five seconds to play. That's when SSS guard Doug Hodges came up with a steal and was fouled on his way to the basket.
Hodges knocked down two free throws to give the Spartans their third Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference win of the season, moving SSS into sixth place in the league standings.
SSS visits rival Clayton to wrap up the regular-season on Friday night.
The Spartans dropped the girls contest, 64-39.