By RYAN COCCA
CARRBORO – What a difference a year makes.
Since the first game of the season, a drastically improved Carrboro team has been erasing memories of blowout losses—characteristic of the four-year-old program’s early years—by getting revenge on the teams that burned them.
With a 28-7 win over conference foe South Granville (4-4) on Friday night, a team that shellacked the Jaguars 55-7 just a year ago, Carrboro (7-0) crossed another name off its list.
Star wide receiver Nassar Omar was sidelined with a week-long virus, but the Jaguars’ prolific offense hardly missed a beat, accounting for 346 yards and 28 points.
Carrboro dominated time of possession in the first half, thanks to an error-free defensive performance and a balanced offensive attack that bled the clock. Torrell Farrar scored on a 3-yard run and Derek Bryant found Caleb Irving for a 4-yard touchdown to give the home team a 14-0 cushion at the half.
Halfway through the third period, Bryant found receiver Juan Chavarriaga for a 53-yard touchdown that would effectively put the game away. Although South Granville found success on offense between the 20s, it struggled to put points on the board all night.
By the time Vikings quarterback Brandun Lickliter scampered into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown that made it 28-7, just three minutes remained. Carrboro was able to run out the clock, earning their first conference win of the season.