LAURINBURG — To say the past week was a whirlwind of emotions for Scotland High School would be an understatement.
The death of Scotland wrestler Tavarius Hall Monday afternoon cast a shadow which loomed over the school’s homecoming festivities all week long. But on Friday night, the Fighting Scots gave their fans a reason to celebrate, routing the Purnell Swett Rams 42-0 in their first Southeastern Conference game of the season.
“This is a win that really gives us something to help pull our community together,” said Scotland coach Richard Bailey after the game. “This is a close-knit community, and football can be a funny thing sometimes in how it can unite people.”
Pirates struggle on offense
SOUTHERN PINES — Pinecrest record its first victory over Lumberton in 19 years Friday night, beating the Pirates, 24-0. The Patriots turned it up a notch of defense, limiting the Pirates to 190 total yards.
Raiders stay unbeaten, top Bucks by 35
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County improved to 6-0 Friday, 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference with a 49-14 victory over previously unbeaten Hoke. Richmond is now 35-1 all-time against the Bucks.