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NEA jayvees rout Lawrence in opener

MERRY HILL – Are you ready for some [prep] football?

Apparently, Northeast Academy answered, yes.

Dalton Vann rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to highlight Northeast Academy’s offense in their season-opening win on Thursday. Contributed Photo

In the COVID-19 delayed season opener here Thursday evening, the Northeast jayvees started quickly en route to a 52-8 win over Lawrence Academy.

The Eagles led 32-0 at halftime.

Eagles quarterback Dalton Vann had a big game as he accounted for four touchdowns. He rushed for a game-high 177 yards and three touchdowns while adding a 40-yard scoring strike to Jayden Watts.

Dawson Vann contributed 84 rushing yards and one touchdown. Heath Hobbs also scored a rushing touchdown.

Defensively, Nathan Trevino had 10 tackles and an interception. Dalton Vann had four tackles.

Northeast Academy (1-0) will visit Bethel on Thursday, Oct. 1 in their next game.

Lawrence Academy (0-1) will also be on the road on Oct. 1 with a game at Community Christian.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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