After Friday night’s result, Fuquay has limited opponents to just 8.8 points per outing, while scoring at a 31.8 points per game clip.
The Imps intercepted a Nate Budde pass on Fuquay’s first possession, giving Cary prime field position. But the Bengals’ defense got the ball right back, forcing and recovering a Cary fumble at the Fuquay 16 yard line.
The Bengals got on the board in the second quarter, as Budde scored on a 19-yard touchdown run. Two minutes later, Malcom Thaxton blew through the Cary defense for a 38-yard scoring run. The Imps missed a 30-yard field goal with seconds remaining in the first half to give Fuquay a 14-0 cushion at intermission.
Fuquay’s Soren Ferrell blocked a Cary punt early in the third quarter to set up the Bengals’ third scoring drive. Cory Hunter, initially hit behind the line of scrimmage, willed his way into the end zone from nine yards out to cap the drive.
The junior fullback is averaging 146 rushing yards per game. He ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries at Cary. Budde scored again for Fuquay on a 46-yard run. He rushed for 119 yards on nine carries.
This Friday, the Bengals welcome Panther Creek to Fuquay for a Tri-9 showdown. The Catamounts are led by quarterback, Kameron Bryant (135.7 passing yards per game), running back Kel Jackson (97 yards per game) and receiver Jay Townsend (67 receiving yards per game). Panther Creek (2-1) is coming off a 37-7 win at Raleigh Sanderson. Friday’s visit to Fuquay will be the Tri-9 conference opener for Panther Creek.
Fuquay-Varina continued its undefeated run on Monday night with a 2-0 conference win over visiting Holly Springs. David Sizemore and Brett Nelson scored for the Bengals and Hector Valentin notched an assist. The win improved Fuquay to 8-0 heading into another conference match up tonight at Green Hope (4-2-2). The Bengals have moved into sixth place on the EUROSPORTSCOREBOARD.COM 4A state rankings. Fuquay returns home on Monday to take on Athens Drive at 6:30 p.m.