Billy Gentry made a 22-yard field goal with 6.5 seconds left to lift Mount Tabor to a 26-24 road win over Porter Ridge in the season-opener for both football teams on Friday.
The Spartans drove 62 yards on their last possession of the game, highlighted by James Antoine's 23-yard run down to the 11.
The contest was played on Monroe High's artificial surface because Porter Ridge's field was too wet, and the Spartans were able to avenge a 31-28 loss in 2011 that eliminated Mount from the 4A playoffs in the third round.
Jerrick Robbins scored two touchdowns for the Pirates. His second touchdown, a 9-yard run with 3:46 left, pulled PR to within 23-22.
After calling timeout, Porter Ridge went for two and Robbins converted on an option run to the right that made it 24-23.
Antoine scored two TDs for Mount Tabor.
A.J. Barrett caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Hicklin in the first half that gave Porter Ridge a 13-7 lead with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
ROUGHEDGE — Cuthbertson High scored three first-quarter touchdowns and held on for a 24-14 road win over Parkwood in the season-opener for both on Friday.
The Cavaliers, who debuted under first-year coach David Johnson, reached the end zone on their first offensive play when senior tailback Cody Wilson gashed the Rebels' defense for a 30-yard scamper.
Less than two minutes later, junior back Byron Gaymon scored on a 3-yard run to make it 14-0.
Then with 3:48 left in the first, Cavs senior quarterback Ryan Kendall hit junior Juwan Funderburk for a 5-yard scoring strike to give CHS a three-touchdown advantage.
Parkwood fought back, though, with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter.
Junior tailback Jacob McWhorter crossed the goalline on a 1-yard run to get the Rebels on the board.
With 2:44 left in the first half, Parkwood senior QB Grey Wyrick hit senior receiver Sam Mobley on a short pass near the sideline before Mobley broke a tackle and raced 90 yards for a TD.
But the Rebels never sniffed the end zone again as the only points in the second half came on a 30-yard field goal by Kendall.
Mobley finished with three catches for 111 yards to lead Parkwood.
Wilson had 84 yards on 20 carries to pace Cuthbertson, which plays at Hickory Ridge next Friday.
Parkwood travels to Union Academy next week.
Warriors handle AK
Jeff Welch threw for 207 yards and Omar Boyd rushed for 102 yards to lead Weddington to a 24-7 home win over Ardrey Kell.
Ardrey Kell took a 7-0 lead with 8:42 left, but the Warriors responded with 24 unanswered points.
For details, including the box scores, see Sunday's print edition of The Enquirer-Journal.