CFNN Reporter Jack Edwards

On Thursday, September 19 the Cape Fear Colts took on the Lumberton Pirates on their home turf. The Colts handled business, winning 36-0. It was the third victory in a row for the young Colts.

The scoring started with Freshman Quarterback Geronimo Sanchez throwing a 68 yard touchdown pass to Sophomore Wide Receiver Arrington Kee. 

The Colts defense dominated the front line, continuously putting pressure on Lumberton’s quarterback. The defense had 5 sacks on the night.

Special teams was also a strong point for Cape Fear. The Pirates lined up for a punt in the first quarter, but the Colts got into the back field and brought down the punter before he could get the punt away. The Colts would score on the next play. They were unable to make the two point conversion after the score. 

On the next drive, the Colts picked up an extra 2 points, bringing down Lumberton’s running back in the end zone for a safety. Lumberton was forced to kick off to the Colts from their own 20 yard line.

The Colts started the next drive in Pirate territory. They moved quickly down the field with the help of a couple of big runs from Garret Snyder. Vincent Council finished off the drive by powering through the Lumberton front line for a touchdown.

The Colts went back out on offense. The Colts got yet another stop, forcing a punt. A 25 yard punt return from Jackson Edwards put the Colts on the five yard line. King Faison finished the drive, punching it in for a touchdown. 

The touchdown put the Colts up 22-0 at the half. They came back out on defense and got a stop on Lumberton’s first drive of the second half. They blocked another punt, setting up the offense with good field position. Sanchez finished off the drive by  throwing yet another touchdown to Arrington Kee. 

The Colts got yet another stop on defense, keeping Lumberton off the scoreboard. They drove down the field and finished the drive with Sanzhez throwing his third touchdown of the game to Sophomore Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Chris McDonald. 

The Colts took this opportunity to get some of the more inexperienced players in the game. The second string players went out there and showed out getting multiple stops and even driving down the field for a couple first downs. 

“I was pleased with the effort on both sides of the ball,” said Head Coach Derrick Johnson. “The best thing about it was that everyone got to play. It does not happen very often and it is rewarding to those kids to get in the game after being there working all summer.”