By Dave Malenick
Wakefield scored four touchdowns in the second half to defeat Holly Springs 42-28 in a non-conference high school football game.
Wolverine quarterback Connor Mitch passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns to help the Wolverines even their record at 1-1.
Terrance Scott's fake punt run midway through the fourth quarter with the score tied 28-28 set up Wakefield's go-ahead touchdown. Scott ran 19 yards on a fourth-and-six to push the Wolverines to a first down at the Holly Springs' 34.
Courtney Crews put the Wolverines ahead 35-28 on a three-yard run with 5:22 left.
"We hadn't punted all game and we didn't want to then," said Wakefield coach J.D. Dinwiddie. "Those plays are great when they work."
Holly Springs, which beat Southeast Raleigh last week 28-27, could not stop Wakefield in the second half, but did intercept four passes in the game.
Kent Burnette turned one of those interceptions into a 54-yard touchdown return for Holly Springs' first score.
Holly Springs was out-gained 518-275 in the game, but enjoyed a 28-14 halftime advantage.
Mike Roach tossed a two-yard touchdown pass to Markez Davis as the Hawks scored on the final play of the first half.
"Wakefield deserved to win. They out-played us," said Holly Springs coach Dave Riggs. "They couple more big plays than we did.
"But I liked the way we hung in there tonight."