AREA ROUNDUP: Cyclone playoff hopes dashed by Bethel Christian in 58-30 loss

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There’s one game left in the regular season, but in all likelihood, the playoff chances for the Community Christian School eight-player football team evaporated Friday night with a 58-30 loss to Kinston Bethel Christian.

Now 1-6 overall, the Cyclones will host Lawrence Academy next week — the only opponent CCS has defeated in 2018.

CCS was in the game after one quarter, trailing 22-16. However, Bethel went on a 30-0 run during the second and third quarters to pull away.

Three different players scored on the ground for the Cyclones, with senior quarterback Reece Bartlett carrying 12 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Gavin Wiley had 34 carries for 124 yards and another score, while junior Salvador Guzman had a pair of TDs. Guzman also had an interception.

Guzman tallied eight rushes for 58 yards and caught a 62-yard scoring toss from Bartlett.

Bethel Christian evened its record at 3-3.


Tigers wallopped by Smithfield-Selma

The Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys soccer team had no offensive answer for Smithfield-Selma on Friday, taking a 9-0 loss shortened by the mercy rule.

WPA, which dropped to 16-5, had seven shots on goal against the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference Spartans (11-5).

Nick Hyman and Jerome Bridgers combined in goal for the Tigers, with Bridgers making 11 of the duo’s 15 saves.

Wilson Prep faces off with DASH Homeschool on Tuesday at Gillette Soccer Complex.


Fike routs Franklinton 43-0

FRANKLINTON — Behind an all-around performance, the Fike High football team evened its record at 3-3 with a convincing 43-0 victory at Franklinton on Thursday.

Fike, which moved 2-0 in 3-A Big East Conference play, was led defensively with seven tackles each from freshmen Devonte Thomas and Ty’Rell Boykin.

Sophomore Corey Kent, who finished with three receptions for 55 yards, had a pair of TDs catches of 35 and 16 yards from freshman quarterback Demari Daniels.

Freshman Derrick Artis had 76 yards rushing and scored on a 36-yard jaunt. Sophomore Nizir Willoughby had a six-yard scoring burst.

Jaiquan King added a pair of scoring runs.

The Demons are home to Rocky Mount next Thursday.