ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior and Dudley have only squared off one time on the gridiron.
Dudley, coming off its first state championship, made the trek from Greensboro to Rockingham to face Richmond at Raider Stadium in the second game of the 2008 season. Dudley coach Steven Davis said the game came together because both teams needed to add a contest to their schedule.
The Panthers rallied from a 7-point halftime deficit and scored the game-winning touchdown off a blocked punt to pull out a 19-14 victory on Aug. 29, 2008.
Both Richmond and Dudley would go on to have successful seasons. Richmond captured its seventh state championship and Dudley would win its second consecutive 3AA title. Dudley added trophy No. 3 in 2013, downing Scotland 24-7 to win its first 4A championship.
Richmond was looking to even the series at 1-all Friday, but rain in the area the past two days forced school officials to postpone the matchup by 72 hours.
Now the Raiders and the Panthers will take the field 7 p.m. Monday.
Richmond is 4-1 on the season. Its only loss came to No. 5 Butler 32-13. Dudley is ranked No. 4 in the state by the Associated Press and is off to a perfect 5-0 start.
Richmond isn’t the only Southeastern Conference school forced to wait until Monday to take the gridiron. Lumberton and Purnell Swett had their contests pushed back as well. Lumberton will travel to 3A Triton at 6:30 p.m. Purnell Swett will play host to New Hanover at 7 p.m.
Pinecrest moved its game with Q Foundation to Wednesday night and rolled to a 42-6 home victory.
Quarterback Christian Ledbetter led a balanced offensive attack for the Patriots (6-0). Ledbetter threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the win. Malyk Justice, Nik Pry and Sam Williams added rushing touchdowns in the first half for Pinecrest. Juwain Roper added a 36-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
It was Pinecrest’s 18th straight victory in non-conference regular season matchups.
Hoke and Scotland moved their contests to Thursday.
Hoke remained winless on the season following its 35-14 loss at Rocky Mount. The Gryphons rushed for 316 yards in the game and BJ Sanders ran for 139 of those yards. Sanders scored two touchdowns.
Jacob Rushing had a 52-yard touchdown run for the Bucks (0-6). Kevin Thorpe had a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andre Pegues to account for Hoke’s other score.
Scotland improved to 6-0 on the year with a 49-13 road win over Panther Creek. The Scots scored on all five of their first-half possessions.
Scotland running back Zamir White scored four times on the ground to increase his season total to 22.
Richmond, Pinecrest soccer set for Monday
ROCKINGHAM — Following his team’s win Wednesday night over Lumberton, Richmond soccer coach Bennie Howard talked about moving his team’s upcoming game with Pinecrest.
Howard knew there was a chance the football game could be postponed until Monday and he didn’t want to face the Patriots without one of his players — Alex Alvarado. The junior is a midfielder on the soccer team and the placekicker with the football team.
Both Ricky Young, Richmond’s athletic director, and Howard felt confident the game would be moved to either Tuesday or possibly the built-in make-up day for Southeastern Conference contests on Oct. 5.
As it turned out, Pinecrest declined to move the contest. So the Raiders and the Patriots will square off in a battle for first at 7 p.m. Monday in Southern Pines.
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