West Johnston turns back Central

by | Feb 26, 2021 | Harnett Central

Jaden Bryant (left) hauls in a 40-yard reception for Central.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

West Johnston took a 14-0 first-quarter lead on touchdown receptions of 12 and 24 yards by Martin Parrish as the Wildcats topped visiting Harnett Central, 21-15, on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

After a Central score was nullified for an illegal shift, the Trojans pulled within 14-8 in the second quarter on a 16-yard scoring pass by De’Andre McAllister and a conversion run by the HC quarterback.

The hosts pushed the lead to 21-8 on the first series of the second half on a 54-yard scoring pass to Antuan Snead.

Central’s second TD came on a 5-yard reverse to Jaden Bryant with four minutes to go. Liam Peebles kicked the extra point.

The Trojans recovered a West Johnston fumble but lost possession on downs before the Wildcats ran out the clock.

Central hosts Clayton next Friday.

Donte’ Harper throws for West Johnston on Thursday night.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

De’Andre McAllister looks downfield before delivering a TD pass.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

The Trojans celebrate after scoring their first touchdown of 2021.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

De’Andre McAllister scores on a 2-point conversion keeper.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

Antuan Snead of the Wildcats is brought down on Thursday night.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jaden Bryant makes a kickoff return for Harnett Central.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)

Safety Aaron Garris makes a stop for Harnett Central.
(Dunn Area Sports {Photo/Paul Burgett)



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