ROCKINGHAM — Despite having Lumberton and Scotland drop its first games of the season, the Southeastern Conference still managed to go 4-2 in Week 2.
Hoke County, along with Richmond Senior, remained undefeated. The Bucks edged South View to move to 2-0 on the year. The Raiders took out Lee County 55-28 after scoring 34 straight points to open the second half.
Pinecrest and Purnell Swett found themselves on the right side of the scoreboard for the first time this season.
Four teams — Lumberton, Pinecrest, Purnell Swett and Scotland — are 1-1 on the young season.
HOKE COUNTY 28, SOUTH VIEW 21
HOPE MILLS — Cory Cannon reeled in a 34-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Michael Locklear to lead Hoke County to a 28-21 win over South View.
Locklear tossed two touchdown passes in the victory, while Detrez Newsome rambled for 183 yards on 23 carries and had the Bucks’ other two scores. For the season, the senior running back has rushed for 579 yards and eight touchdowns for Hoke County (2-0).
The Bucks will return to action 7:30 p.m. Friday at Seventy-First.
PINECREST 21, OVERHILLS 7
SOUTHERN PINES — Pinecrest picked up its first victory of the season behind the play of Dwayne Simpson, downing Overhills 21-7.
Simpson accounted for 233 yards of offense against the Jaguars and scored all three of the Patriots’ touchdowns. Simpson had two touchdown runs of 1- and 3-yards and added a 65-yard reception out of the backfield for a score.
“I took the responsibility to lead the team,” Simpson said to The Pilot. “It’s time for me to show it.”
Pinecrest (1-1) will travel to Concord to face Cox Mill at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
PURNELL SWETT 21, WESTERN HARNETT 7
PEMBROKE — After struggling to find any rhythm offensively in its season opener, Purnell Swett may have found what it lacked in Andrew Hill.
The transfer from 2A Fairmont rushed for 156 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
In addition to finding a reliable running back in Hill, the Rams may also have its starting quarterback. Jeremiah Swett was 7 for 13 for 136 yards and two touchdowns in replacing last week’s starter, Josh Brooks.
“We got some new faces and we started to get a rhythm going,” Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil said to The Robesonian. “Another big difference was our conditioning. We kept it up the whole game.”
Purnell Swett (1-1) will attempt to move over the .500 mark Friday when it Hoggard visits Big “Mo” Stadium.
NEW HANOVER 21, SCOTLAND 16
LAURINBURG — Scotland watched as its 16-game winning streak was snapped by New Hanover, 21-16, at Pate Stadium.
The Wildcats used a strong running attack to knock off the Fighting Scots (1-1). Montrell Baldwin ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns, while Ramone Simpson added another 119 yards in the victory. In the game, New Hanover totaled 295 rushing yards.
“We’re going to take what folks will give us,” New Hanover coach Kevin Motsinger said to the Star-News. “We’re pretty good up front and we’re pretty good in the air. So each week you’re going to choose your poison.”
The Fighting Scots will battle Marlboro County (S.C.) at 7:3o p.m. Friday at Pate Stadium
JACK BRITT 27, LUMBERTON 0
FAYETTEVILLE — For the first time in 51 games one of Mike Brill’s Lumberton teams failed to put points on the scoreboard.
The Pirates were limited to 94 total yards in a 27-0 loss to Jack Britt. Senior running back Daniel Robinson struggled against the Buccaneers, running for 42 yards on 18 carries. In Lumberton’s season-opening win over Cape Fear, Robinson rushed for 245 yards and four touchdowns.
“We imploded tonight and made mistakes we normally don’t make,” Brill said to The Robesonian. “It was a bad day from the time we walked in to the end of the game.”
Lumberton (1-1) will play its third straight contest away from home when it travels to South View at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14, or by email at email@example.com