Triton’s varsity football team improved to 2-0 in the Tri-County Six 3-A Conference with a 43-20 win at Western Harnett on Friday night.
“Very proud of this team for continuing to improve each week,” said Hawks coach Ben Penny. “After we lost Malik (McNeill) for the year during the South game, our kids have rallied together and are playing hard.”
Triton (2-2) had 429 yards rushing in its second straight win.
“It was a total team effort with the backs, linemen and coaches,” Penny said. “Kyle (Dunkins) has transitioned nicely to fullback.”
Dunkins, a senior, ran for over 100 yards. Freshman Javon Cowan had 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
“J.J. (Cowan) continues to amaze everyone,” Penny said.
Malachi Batts had three rushing touchdowns, an interception and a 25-yard scoring reception for the Hawks.
Penny credited quarterback J.P. Petoletti.
“J.P. is making great decisions,” Penny said.
A 22-yard field goal by Triton’s Carter Daughtry closed the scoring.
Western (0-5, 0-2) was led offensively by Tristin Ung, who completed 10 of 21 passes for 186 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Misha’el Vines had four catches for 140 yards with a score for the Eagles.
Western visits Lee County and the Hawks travel to Union Pines on Thursday night.