• 59°

Bertie slips past First Flight 24-20

After trailing 20-8 in the third quarter of Friday’s Northeastern Coastal Conference 2A varsity football game, Bertie scored two second half touchdowns to pull ahead of First Flight for a 24-20 win.

Bertie’s initial score and two point conversion midway through the first quarter was followed by a 70 yard kick return by Noah Nurney who put First Flight on the score board with 4 minutes left in the quarter. The point after pass attempt failed and Bertie led 8-6.

Near the end of the second quarter, Nurney ran it in from the 11 and another run in on the point after attempt gave the Nighthawks a 14-8 lead at halftime.

First Flight went up another 6 points with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter when McCoy Davenport ran the ball in from the one yard line. The point after attempt failed with the Nighthawks holding a 20-8 lead over the Falcons. After trading punts, Bertie turned the ball over to First Flight on downs.

First Flight’s drive stalled and the punt back to Bertie set up a Bertie touchdown drive. The 2-point conversion pulled the Falcons to within 4 of the Nighthawks and First Flight led 20-16 with about 3 minutes left in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, First Flight stalled on another drive and gave up possession on downs near the Bertie 15 with 9 minutes to go. Bringing the ball back down field, Bertie scored its third touchdown and a point after pass moved the Falcons ahead for the winning 24-20 score with three minutes left in the game.

The win improved Bertie to a 4-2 record overall. The loss left First Flight with an even 3-3 record.

The next Nighthawks action will be a conference battle in Ahoskie with the Hertford County Bears at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12. The Bears, currently 1-4, lost their last game 53-13 to Elizabeth City’s Northeastern High School.

In 2A varsity football action at Elizabeth City Friday night, Currituck County shut out Pasquotank County 21-0. Scoring in the first, second and fourth quarters, the Knights added one point conversions to each touchdown for the Northeastern Coastal Conference game win.

The next Currituck County varsity football game is another away conference game at Elizabeth City with Northeastern at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12.

Other high school sports action last week included:

• Oct. 4 the First Flight varsity tennis team defeated Currituck County 9-0.
• the Currituck County JV football team lost an Oct. 4 home conference game to Pasquotank County 42-40.
• the Currituck County JV volleyball team won an Oct. 4 conference match against Northeastern by a score of 2-0.
• the Currituck County varsity volleyball team defeated Northeastern 3-0 on Oct. 4 in an away conference match.
• the First Flight JV soccer team won a Friday home non-conference game against J.H. Rose by a score of 2-1.
• the First Flight JV volleyball team won a non-conference match on Oct. 4 at Hertford County by a score of 2-0
• the First Flight varsity soccer team won its Oct. 5 home non-conference game against J.H. Rose 2-1.
• the First Flight varsity volleyball team won an away conference match against Hertford County Oct. 4 by a score of 3-0.

Coming up this week, FFHS will have varsity soccer and cross country teams will both be at Northeastern High School later today, Oct. 10. Then on Thursday the First Flight girls golf team will tee off for 18 holes at Seascape in Kitty Hawk at 1:30 p.m. and the Nighthawks volleyball teams will be at Currituck County High School at 4 p.m.

Friday night Currituck’s varsity football team will play at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City while First Flight plays host to the Hertford County varsity football team. In Saturday action, First Flight cross country teams will be running at an invitational meet in Kernersville.

News

Marc Basnight Bridge to close for 30 minutes Monday for survey scan

Lifestyles

First official Coast Guard Half Marathon announced

Lifestyles

Dare County after-school teacher Shelawn Burton named NC School Hero

Currituck

Currituck County sees downward trend in COVID cases, upward for community growth

News

North Carolina man ‘ecstatic’ to win $1 million prize on scratch-off ticket

News

Columbia wastewater report available for review

Schools

Tyrrell Elementary School award winners named

News

Southern Shores Planning Board continues work on code updates

Crime

North Carolina man receives 30 years in federal prison for drug charges

Crime

Defendant sentenced to 72 months imprisonment for trafficking methamphetamine

News

Dare County to purchase Mako’s for future EMS station

News

Dare County Regional Airport gets funding for land acquisition

News

Halifax County man wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

Lifestyles

Dare County Parks and Recreation facility reopenings announced

Lifestyles

Red Cross blood drive schedule set for March

News

Debt report says North Carolina government has more borrowing capacity

Crime

Former Marine gets prison time for smuggling guns to Haiti

News

Government offers plan to release more endangered red wolves

Lifestyles

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

News

NC Senate approves bill allowing concealed handguns at more churches

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Wilson County murders

News

More federal coronavirus relief funds debated by NC House

News

Public meeting addresses Avon beach nourishment

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation honors 2020 champions, elects 2021 board