Southern Lee Eliminated in 1st Round by Rocky Mount 40-14

The Southern Lee Cavaliers lost to Rocky Mount on the road Thursday night in the 1st round of the State 3A Football Championship.   The Cavaliers, representing the Tri-County 3A, were down two starting offensive linemen and two defensive starters to injury, proving to be too much to overcome as the #12 Southern Lee Cavaliers fell to the #5 Rocky Mount Gryphons 40-14. Two first half touchdown passes by Junior Quarterback DeAndre McAllister kept Southern Lee close at half 20-14, but the Gryphons rushing attack and 5 Southern Lee turnovers ended the Cavalier season at 6-5. Rocky Mount held Southern Lee to 37 yards rushing and shut the Cavaliers offense down in the 2nd half.  Rocky Mount improves to 9-3 on the season and travels to face #4 Terry Sanford in the 2nd round next week.

Scoring

Southern Lee 7 7 0 0 – 14

Rocky Mount 14 6 6 14 – 40

Scoring Summary

RM – Jaquan Lynch 18 yd TD pass to Jalen Powell. (Andrew Rollins PAT)

SL – McAllister 40 yd TD pass to Tanoah Lockley (Daniel Pisano PAT)

RM – Lynch 52 yd run (Rollins PAT)

RM – Antwain Dunston 11 yd run (PAT failed)

SL – McAllister 21 yd TD pass to Elijah Foxx (Pisano PAT)

RM – Tashaun Lawrence 2 yd run (2pt conversion failed)

RM – Mckenly Hines 10 yd run (Rollins PAT)

RM – Dar’savius Williams 31 yd Interception Return (Rollans PAT)

Rushing

Southern Lee – Rodney Ingram 9-43; Nick Locklear 3-12; Keshaun Mays 1-5; McAllister 3- (-23) TEAM TOTALS – 17-37.

Rocky Mount – Hines 18-122-1TD; Dunston 10-63-1TD; Lynch 7-57-1TD; Lawrence 10-28-1TD; TEAM TOTALS 53-315-4TD’s.

Passing

Southern Lee – McAllister 8-24, 150 yards 2 TD’s, 3 INT’s.

Rocky Mount – Lynch 8-14, 173 yards, 1TD.

Receiving

Southern Lee – Lockley 1-40, 1TD; Foxx 2-38, 1TD; Kenyon Palmer 3-33; Keshaun Mays 2-36.

Rocky Mount – Hines 3-112; Lawrence 2-14; Mar’Quevion Ricks 2-29; Powell 1-18, 1TD.

  • Cavs’ 5 total turnovers (3 INT’s 2 fumbles) – Rocky Mount none.
  • Cavs had 11 first downs to Rocky Mount 20
  • Rocky Mount had TD drives of 91 and 95 yards after Cavalier interceptions.
  • Elijah Barrett played solid defense with three tackles for loss and was the Normann Financial/WWGP Player of the Game.
  • The 40-yd TD PASS McAllister to Lockley to tie game at 7 was our F&W Inflatables Play of the Game.