Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing.
After an Ethan Daniel interception, Ram rusher Josh Pullen (11 carries, 100 yards) powered across from 15 yards out with 2:30 till intermission. Versteegen boosted the 28-0 advantage. Brown found Jaedyn Fulton on a 20-yard swing sling midway the third quarter. Raeann Clayton generated the bonus boot and the 35-0 edge. East Wake returned the heavy fire via a Mike Vick 50-yard scoot on the immediate kickoff. Fill-in quarterback Xavier Hinton hit Ian Maginniss between three Ram defenders. Maginniss weaved past the pursuers for the 37-yard celebration, then legged the PAT for the lone counted counterattack. Anyanso Kalu’s 11-yard dash with 6:34 left and Brown’s own 19-yard bootleg with 2:08 showing combined with Versteegen PATs to supply the final bulge. Rolesville reeled off 38 carries for 283 yards, good for 7.5 per pedal. Its biggest obstacles to overcome were Warrior resistance providers Isaiah Spencer (13 tackles), Jaden Goodson (seven) and Joe Washington (second sack of the season). East Wake’s ground game (26 tries, 24 yards) ground to a virtual halt behind the onslaught of Robinson, Jalen Butts (10 tackles, one sack), Andrew Ihediwa (seven tackles, one sack, forced fumble), Bible (four tackles, one sack) and James Cowan (one sack, forced fumble). The Rams forced five total turnovers while allowing just 128 yards total offense over 46 plays. Rolesville seeks to build its unprecedented mark this Friday on the road vs. first-year program South Garner at 7 p.m. East Wake travels to well-established Hunt out of Wilson in a continuation of its murderous schedule at the same date and time.