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LUMBERTON – The Lumberton football team had a 16-game streak of bad luck on Friday, earning Adam Deese his first win as head coach with a 26-0 win over Douglas Byrd.

“It’s really amazing,” said Deese, who entered the game 0-13 on Friday. “First and foremost, I thank God, but it felt good. These coaches and children deserve it and they deserve all the credit. “

Lumberton (1-6, 1-4) led 14-0 at halftime.

“We got off to a slow start in the first half,” said Deese. “The defense played out light. We started to hit a few runs offensively and open our passing game; In the end we had three touchdown passes. “

Ernest Bratcher caught two touchdown passes and Preston Turner caught one, all by Issiah Bartow. Jacoby Pevia also ran for a touchdown.

“This is a big step forward in the process we want to build here,” said Deese. “The kids will finally know what it feels like to win. It was something special to look them in the eye and see this celebration. “

Douglas Byrd lost his 13th straight game, falling to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in United-8.

Lumberton plays for league-leading Seventy-First next week.

NS. Pauls defeated East Bladen

The St. Pauls soccer team won a 46-12 home win over East Bladen on Friday.

St. Pauls (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Athletic Conference) led 32-6 at halftime.

“We came out a little flat; East Bladen are always a very good team, a well trained team, ”said St. Pauls coach Mike Setzer. “East Bladen has been a litmus test for so many years. We did a good job in the competition. “

Martev Gunter ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown for St. Pauls. Kemarion Baldwin stormed for two touchdowns and Ja’queze Anderson had a rousing touchdown; Mikail Breeden threw two touchdown passes to Eddrick James and Elston Powell. Tayshaun Murphy had three two-point conversions and Baldwin and Breeden each had one.

East Bladen is 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the southeastern game.

The Bulldogs are playing at the Fairmont next week.

In other soccer action, Purnell Swett will host the 71st Saturday at 2pm

Lumberton Football Battles to Draw with Pinecrest

Lumberton boys’ football team drew 1-1 at home against perennial 4A power Pinecrest on Thursday.

The Pirates (13-1-1) scored a goal in the 12th minute from Holserson Joseph, assisted by Luis Izeta. Pinecrest (13-2-2) equalized in the second half after about 20 minutes.

“In the end it was a back and forth game; I think we played better in the first half. We lost our legs a little in the second half, ”said Lumberton coach Kenny Simmons. “I think we created the better scoring chances in 80 minutes. We left some gates out there tonight; We had some really good looks. “

For the conference-leading pirates, the game was a conference-free dress rehearsal for what can be expected in the state playoffs.

“They have traditionally been a strong program for as long as I can remember, and we have had some epic battles with them when we were in conferences with them at various times,” said Simmons. “We put this game on the schedule late in the season to mimic what we’re going to see in the state playoffs. This game had a state playoff feeling tonight. “

The Pirates will host the Robeson Cup final on Saturday when they play for the title at 7pm in St. Pauls

Lumberton sends two doubles teams, Collins to Tennis Regionals

Lumberton tennis player Brittney Collins and the doubles teams of Alyssa Stone / Logan Hickman and Emily Hall / Dean Whitley each earned a spot in the upcoming 4A regional games after finishing in the top three in Thursday’s United 8 conference tournament.

Collins finished second in the individual tournament. She defeated Jack Britts Taylor Benson in the semifinals; Collins won the first set 6-4 before Benson was eliminated with a foot injury. Jack Britt’s Chalei Hodge defeated Collins 6-2, 6-0 and won the tournament title.

In doubles, Stone / Hickman reached the final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Hall / Whitley, then lost the final with 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 against Jack Britt’s Kelly Chay and Riley Nazario.

After falling against Stone / Hickman, Hall / Whitley faced Purnell Swett’s Jori Jones / Kylie Kirby in the game for third place; Jones / Kirby lost 6-0, 6-0 to Chay / Nazario in the semifinals. Hall / Whitley defeated Jones / Kirby 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) to secure third place and regional place.

Jack Britt won the conference tournament team championship and Lumberton finished second.

Lumberton volleyball sweeps Purnell Swet

The Lumberton volleyball team defeated rival Purnell Swett 3-0 in the regular season finals for both teams on Thursday in Pembroke.

Lumberton (4-12, 2-10 United-8) won the three sets 25-23, 25-12 and 25-23.

Peyton Brooks had nine kills for the pirates; Aydan Bullard had six kills and four digs; Nyiah Walker had 17 assists and seven digs; and Tyler Coker had 11 digs.

Chloe Locklear had 11 assists and 10 digs for Purnell Swet (3-17, 2-12 United-8); Bella Finelli had 20 excavations; Georgia Locklear had five kills, seven digs, and three blocks.

Both teams will play in the United 8 tournament next week.

Purnell Swet football tops Seventy First

The Purnell Swett boys won a 3-2 win over the 71 on Wednesday.

Cale Harris scored two goals in the win and Zachary Hunt had one. Marcos Ibarra, Brayden Locklear and Jalen Hunt all had an assist.

Daniel Hunt had eight saves in goal for the Rams (11-3, 7-2 United-8).

Seventy-First is 6-9 overall and 4-6 in the United-8.

Purnell Swett will face Red Springs in the third place match for the Robeson Cup in Lumberton on Saturday.

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