Maybe this team can give Reidsville a run: Northwood

While visiting the Sanford Herald, Click Here today, I also found this football piece on Pittsboro Northwood and was looking and thinking that maybe this Chargers team with Shane Peppers could give the Reidsville Rams a run for their money in the 2-A’s this year…….

Here’s the word on Mr. Peppers and what he did last Friday night:

PITTSBORO — Northwood’s Shane Peppers was looking to make a statement.

After Friday night’s game where the Chargers defeated Carrboro 62-34, it seems that Peppers’ point was made.

The senior rushed for a school record of 414 yards on 28 carries and had seven touchdowns. He broke for Northwood standout Tobias Palmer’s school record for most yardage in a game. In 2003, Palmer rushed for 349 yards against Burlington Cummings. Peppers’ seven touchdowns also surpassed Palmer’s and former tailback Demetrius Johnson, who each tied the school record for most touchdowns in a single game with five.

Peppers’ big night helped the Chargers improve to 9-0 on the season and 2-0 in the 1A/2A Carolina 9 Conference. He had touchdown runs of 55, 4, 63, 74, 51, 1 and 40-yards in Friday’s big win. Quarterback Sam Griffin had a rushing touchdown and also found wide receiver Ridge Smith for a 60-yard touchdown pass to round out the scoring for the Chargers.

Peppers wanted to send a message to the rest of the conference that the unbeaten Chargers are the real deal.

“I wanted to let everyone know that I’m in it to win it,” said Peppers. “As a senior, I won’t get another opportunity at going undefeated again, so I need to take advantage of it while I can. I’m coming off a pretty rough season last season, so I want to do everything it takes to help this team win.”

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