High School Football: Jacksonville-Area Week 4 Roundup

Table of Contents Jacksonville 48, West Carteret 7East Duplin 34, Croatan 7White Oak 48, Manteo

Jacksonville 48, West Carteret 7

Quarterback Josh Benton ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries and threw for another score in the Cardinals’ home win over the Patriots.

Benton had a 61-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give Jacksonville a 7-0 lead, had a 49-yard scoring run that extended the Cardinals’ lead to 20-7 and added a 5-yard touchdown run with 1:34 left in the second quarter to make it 27-7.

All of Benton’s rush attempted came in the first half. He also had a 50-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Jones early in the third quarter to make it 34-7.

Christian Constant added 87 yards on six carries, scoring on runs of 7 and 4 yards while Damari Gnatt added a 7-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Curtez Echols Jr., added 62 yards rushing on seven carries while Tristan Shapiro had four receptions for 87 yards for Jacksonville.

West Carteret’s score came Jamarion Montford threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Cooper with 5:52 left in the second quarter to bring the Patriots to within 14-7.

Jacksonville (3-0) kicks off Big Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play next week at J.H. Rose. West Carteret (1-2), which topped Jacksonville 24-19 last season, plays host to East Carteret next week.  

East Duplin 34, Croatan 7

Avery Gaby rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to help leading the visiting Panthers to a win over the Cougars.

This was the first meeting between the teams since East Duplin won 21-13 at Croatan in the first round of the NCHSAA 2-AA playoffs in 2019.

Gaby had a 1-yard touchdown run that extended East Duplin’s lead to 28-0 in the third quarter.

The Panthers outscored the Cougars 21-0 in the first quarter.

Nick Cavanaugh threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Gause, Drew Henderson had a 3-yard scoring run and Cavanaugh had an 18-yard touchdown pass to Gaby in the opening quarter.