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Northwood starts football season with a 24-0 shut out of East Chapel Hill

By Brent J Cooper
Posted Monday, August 24, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - The Northwood varsity football team started its season strong Friday night with a 24-0 shut out of 4A East Chapel Hill at NHS on Friday night. The Chargers jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after one quarter on two short touchdown runs by Shannon Peppers of 4 and 11 yards.

After failing to put any additional points on the board in the second quarter, the Chargers roared out of the gates to start the second half, capped by an impressive 9 yard touchdown run by Shannon Peppers, his third on the night, to push the Charger lead to 21-0. Josue Pena added a 26 yard field goal to close out the scoring in the 4th quarter. Pena also was 3 for 3 on PATS on the night.

Quarterback Sam Griffin steered a balanced Charger offensive attack as he completed 12 of 15 passes for 128 yards on the night. Harold Baldwin and Antonio Farmer each had three receptions on the night, one of which included a nice one handed grab across the middle by Farmer which accounted for the majority of his 66 yards in receptions. Shannon Peppers ran for 90 yards on the night behind a strong effort from the Chargers' offensive line.

The Charger defense, led by the pass coverage of Tra Chandler who had at least two pass break ups on the night, limited the Wildcats to 52 yards total offense.

The Chargers travel to Western Harnett this week before traveling to county rival Jordan Matthews in week 3. The JV Chargers host Western Harnett Thursday nignt at 7pm at NHS.

 
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Northwood starts football season with a 24-0 shut out of East Chapel Hill
Chargers jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after one quarter on two short touchdown runs by Shannon Peppers of 4 and 11 yards.
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