Reagan scores 4 TDs in Chapel Hill's win
March 30, 2012Chapel Hill High School Football
NEW CHAPEL HILL — The running game played a big role in Friday night’s game at Bulldog Stadium, all in top-ranked Chapel Hill’s favor.
The Bulldogs rushed for a season-high 400 yards and limited the Center Roughriders to just 77 in a 45-17 rout in front of a homecoming crowd of about 4,000.
Jay Reagan rushed for 106 yards and scored four touchdowns, while Andrew Tucker led the way with 124 yards to keep Chapel Hill (6-0) unbeaten heading into its District 17-3A opener next week at home against Bullard.
Reagan hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception on the Bulldogs’ first drive of the game, and later added three touchdown runs of 3, 33 and 1 yards in the second and third quarters.
Chapel Hill quarterback Anthony Kincade was 16 of 22 passing for 193 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Leading 17-0 at halftime, Chapel Hill took control against Center (2-4) by scoring on its first three drives of the third quarter to open up a 38-0 advantage.
Kincade’s second interception of the night went into the arms of Darron Bolton, who returned it 9 yards for a touchdown on the Bulldogs’ next drive, cutting the lead to 38-14 early in the fourth quarter.
But Chapel Hill put the finishing touches on its 14th straight regular-season victory when Jalen Williams scored from 13 yards out midway through the fourth quarter.
Despite the 28-point victory, the outcome seemed a lot more one-sided. In addition to the two turnovers, Chapel Hill also was flagged 14 times for 115 yards, which included four personal-foul penalties.
Chapel Hill scored on its opening drive of the game after its defense forced a Center three-and-out. Reagan took a short pass from Kincade out of the backfield and sprinted 15 yards to the end zone, putting the Bulldogs up 7-0 after the six-play, 62-yard drive.
Kincade tossed an interception on Chapel Hill’s ensuing drive, but the Bulldogs built a two-touchdown lead on their next possession. A 33-yard run by Tucker and three straight Reagan rushes covering 25 yards made it 14-0 just 28 seconds into the second quarter.
Center’s Felipe Parra missed a 43-yard field goal attempt on the Roughriders’ next drive. Chapel Hill took over and advanced the ball deep into opposing territory but had to settle for a Tyler Brown 37-yard field goal that put the Bulldogs up 17-0 with 4:56 remaining in the half.
Chapel Hill had a shot to score right before the half, beginning a drive at its own 10 with 1:59 showing on the clock. The Bulldogs, however, ran out of time after Kincade’s 9-yard run to the Center 6 ended the half.
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