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North Johnston conquers Farmville Central, 38-26

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KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity football team got all parties involved on offense in a 38-26 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over Farmville Central on Friday night.

“It was a well-balanced offensive night,” head coach Michael Barnett said after capturing his second victory with the program.

With five lead changes, it took a solid performance in the passing game and the running game for the Panthers (2-6, 1-1 EPC) to take down the Jaguars. 

Camden Aycock threw three touchdown passes in the win, one to Jeremiah Wallace at the start of the game, another to Carsse Lucas midway through the first quarter and a final toss where “Lucas made a great catch to seal the deal.”

Just before halftime, Graham Walston kicked a field goal to give North Johnston its first lead at 17-14. 

In the second half, the two teams traded blows before the Panthers took over. Before the final score from Lucas that put the game away, running backs Rakuan Rodrigues and Camron Privette each scored rushing touchdowns, which offset a kickoff returned for a touchdown by Farmville Central.

North Johnston will play at North Pitt on Friday.