Sep. 4—WILMINGTON — The Lumberton football team was shut out for the second straight week in a 51-0 loss Friday at Laney.
The Pirates (0-2) trailed 28-0 after the first quarter and 51-0 by halftime.
"It was a barrage of things; once it started we really couln't stop it," Lumberton coach Adam Deese said. "We've got a young team, and it showed — breakdowns on coverage, missed assignments, things of that sort. Offensively we struggled a bit to move the ball.
"I love the way we responded in the second half, we settled in and played a great half of football."
Quarterback Ty Little was 15-for-17 for 330 yards and five touchdowns for Laney (1-1); Connor Powe caught six passes for 175 yards for the Buccaneers.
Lumberton has a bye next week before they begin United-8 Conference play Sept. 17 at Cape Fear.
"We've got a big week coming up; having that bye is going to be huge for us, correcting these things with a young team," Deese said. "Breaking down film and really teaching this week is going to be huge. It's going to be huge for them to see how they bounce back and respond."
St. Pauls wins cross country meet at Fairmont
The St. Pauls boys cross country team won Thursday's cross country match at Fairmont.
St. Pauls runners took the top two spots, with Shaun Emanuel winning in 20 minutes, 16 seconds and Samuel Hernandez taking second in 20:39.
St. Pauls finished with 37 points to earn the team win, ahead of Clinton with 52 and Fairmont with 86. East Bladen also participated but did not have enough runners to post a team score.
Other Bulldogs runners included Lukas Osborn, who was eighth in 24:55, and Josh Henderson, ninth in 25:20; Marcus Galbreath finished in 28:44, Cameron Revels in 29:31 and Jordan Cook in 29:50.
Fairmont was led by Nathanael Jones, who was 14th in 28:25, Roderick Deese, 15th in 28:33, and Caleb Jacobs, 16th in 28:38. Kyland Strickland finished in 28:49 and Khalil Alford in 31:05.
Lumberton soccer tops Terry Sanford
The Lumberton boys soccer team earned a 3-1 road nonconference win over Terry Sanford Thursday in Fayetteville.
The Bulldogs (6-2) scored first, but the Pirates (3-1) answered quickly on a Holserson Joseph free kick from 20 yards out with 14 minutes left the half; the game remained tied 1-1 at halftime.
The Pirates took the lead with 29 minutes remaining on an unassisted goal by Ashton Sumpter, then created some separation on a Luis Izeta goal with 12 minutes remaining assisted by Alexis Lopez, making it 3-1.
Lumberton opens conference play Tuesday at Gray's Creek.
Pirates girls tennis sweeps Gray's Creek
The Lumberton girls soccer team swept Gray's Creek 9-0 in a United-8 road match Thursday.
In singles, Brittney Collins won 6-4, 6-4; Nellie Jackson won 6-4, 7-6 (7-4 tiebreak); Gracie Britt won 6-2, 6-1; Emily Hall and Alyssa Stone each won 6-0, 6-0; and Logan Hickman won 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Collins/Jackson won 8-1; Grace Stone/Alyssa Stone won 8-1; and Emily Hall and Dean Whitley won 8-0.
Lumberton improved to 2-2, both overall and in United-8 Conference play; Gray's Creek is 1-1. The Pirates play at Seventy-First next Thursday.
Hunt scores six goals as Rams dominate West Columbus
Zachary Hunt scored six goals and had two assists as the Purnell Swett boys soccer team earned a 10-1 nonconference win Wednesday at West Columbus.
Hunt's six-goal performance is a Purnell Swett school record.
Cale Harris had one goal and three assists for the Rams (4-0). Kevin Locklear had two goals and one assist; Devon Connor had one goal and one assist; and Jalen Hunt had two assists.
Daniel Hunt had four saves against the Vikings (0-3) offense.
The Rams host Gray's Creek in their conference opener on Tuesday.