Luke Davis has a new school
The Carrboro boys soccer team opened its Mid-State 2-A conference schedule with a 3-2 win Monday night at Graham.
First-half goals from Scott Weathers and Keith Dell took the Jags into halftime with a 2-1 lead. Robert Kenny's game-winning goal late in the second half proved the nail in the Red Devils’ collective coffin. A Graham penalty kick with five minutes remaining made it a one-goal game.
Weathers and Kenny are the only Jags to score in both of Carrboro’s first two games.
Coach James Mundia’s 2-0 Jaguars don’t play again until a match Sept. 2 at Orange.
Cardinal Gibbons successfully defended its Great Eight volleyball championship last weekend in Greensboro. The Crusaders nipped Greenville Conley on point differential.
The boys soccer match between East Chapel Hill (1-0-1) and Apex (1-0-1) has been moved up to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at ECH’s Wildcat Stadium. A JV match at 4:30 p.m. will precede the undefeated varsities.
Apex, ranked No. 3 in the latest N.C. coaches poll, has a challenging early schedule, playing three top-10 opponents in two weeks. The Cougars came away from No. 7 Leesville Road with a 0-0 draw Aug. 25, will play at No. 10 Chapel Hill (2-0-0) on Sept. 4, and host No. 6 Athens Drive on Sept. 8.
Things don’t get any easier for Apex the following week. The Cougars host No. 2 Green Hope on Sept. 15 and play two days later at No. 8 Panther Creek.
East Chapel Hill should provide a good gauge for Apex, which started its season with an impressive 4-1 win by the Cougars at Millbrook.
East’s Wildcats finished 13-8-3 last fall, good enough for third place in the PAC 6 Conference and a playoff spot, and out-scored opponents 69-30. While the 2008 fall season barely has begun, the signs look good for East. The Wildcats opened their regular season with a 3-1 win on the road against Greenville Rose. The Rampant (one of the great, quirky names in N.C. sports) are coming off a 16-4-2 season in 2007, in which it gave up 27 goals in 22 games.
The Wildcats followed their first win this season with a 1-1 tie at Raleigh Wakefield. Not the best of results, but hardly the worst, either, and coming on the road in the heart of the Cap 7 Conference. (A visitor getting anything out of the Cap 7 in soccer is a bit like taking a road win along Tobacco Road in basketball.)
The Wildcats’ early scoring has gotten a boost from two players who’ve been teammates since their Rainbow Soccer preschool league — Dallas Cederberg and Cristo Briceño. Cederberg scored twice against Rose, with an assist from Briceño, and Briceño assisted Aug. 25 on Kent Rockhill’s goal at Wakefield.
No. 3 Apex is the first of six games for East Chapel Hill against Top-15 opponents this season. That schedule includes a Sept. 15 visit to No. 1 Raleigh Broughton.
-- William Elliott Warnock/The Chapel Hill News
East Chapel Hill and Broughton are ranked among the top 10 in the N.C. High School Tennis Poll. Cardinal Gibbons and Durham Science & Math lead their classifications.
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High school game of the week
Winston-Salem Mount Tabor did a good job shutting off Southern Durham’s running game in a 37-26 win, holding the Spartans to one-yard rushing.
The Spartans showed their explosiveness as Khamari Everett returned a kickoff for 77 yards and a touchdown while Reese Wiggins returned another kickoff 97 yards for another score.
Mount Tabor was led by running back Hunter Furr, one of the top college prospects in the country. Furr scored four touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards on 24 carries.