logo 400

Final: W. Brunswick 31 - Union Pines 20

West Brunswick scored three times in the first quarter and took advantage of five Union Pines turnovers to post a 31-20 win in the first round of the state 3AA football playoffs Friday in Shallotte.

Viking running back Tyreek McCoy had a one-yard rushing touchdown in the second frame and quarterback Rory Board completed a 79-yard catch and run to Archie Chandler to cut the Trojan lead to 21-14 at the half.

Board connected with Chandler for a second half score, but the No. 10-seed Vikings could not overcome the turnovers.

The No. 7 seed Trojans are 10-1 and face No. 2 New Hanover next week.

Union Pines finishs the season 8-4.