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CBA claims opener over Rosewood

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PIKEVILLE — Despite being held to just three offensive plays from scrimmage in the third quarter, the Charles B. Aycock High varsity football team rampaged to a 35-13 halftime lead and only conceded one third-quarter score en route to a 41-26 win over Wayne County rival Rosewood on Friday night at Hardy Talton Stadium.

CBA, a 3-A member of the split 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference, had seven different players on offense get a hand on the football, with five players logging rushes.

“We were fortunate enough to win,” CBA head coach Steve Brooks said. “Rosewood fought for four quarters like I knew they would.”

Senior running back Taevian Jackson tallied a pair of rushing TDs, churning out 67 yards on 14 carries. Quarterback Clay Matthews was 18 for 26 for 263 yards and three scores through the air while Alijuan Moore, moving to wide receiver after extensive quarterback snaps a season ago, caught a pair of touchdown passes on his way to a 107-yard showing.

Defensively, the Golden Falcons recorded a pair of takeaways.

CBA visits Greene Central on Thursday.

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