Eric Moeller led the Crusader offense attack, completing 15 of 22 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Talbert caught three of those touchdown passes as part of his spectacular eight-reception, 216 yard day.
Rashad Cummings led the rushing attack with 200 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. Freshman Curtis Dewberry rushed 20 times for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Quarterback Josh Floyd led the Hawks, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, while completing five of 17 passes for 77 yards and one touchdown.
Both teams threatened on their first possession, but a turnover on downs near the goal line for the Crusaders and a missed field goal for the Hawks yielded no points for either squad.
After forcing a punt from the Hawks, the Crusaders drove 54 yards in seven plays to extend the lead to 14-0 with 1:41 remaining in the first quarter. Moeller connected with Talbert on a 15-yard fade route down the right sideline for the touchdown. Sears added the PAT.
Cummings added the next touchdown on a 21-yard run at the 11:23 mark in the second quarter. Sears’ PAT put the Crusaders up 21-0.
A third Chowan punt gave
After a series of punts from both teams, Moeller hit Talbert for his third touchdown of the game, this one a 51-yard strike. Sears’ PAT gave the Crusaders a 35-0 lead with 1:35 left in the first half.
Chowan drove the field, scoring with one second left in the first half on a 19-yard fade route connection in the end zone from Floyd to James Fox. Cory Cline added the PAT to make the halftime score 35-7.
Cummings opened up the second half scoring with a five-yard touchdown run to cap a 7-play, 37-yard drive with 3:39 remaining in the third quarter. Sears’ PAT put the Crusaders up 42-7.
Chowan answered on the very next possession as Floyd ran in from 38 yards out for the touchdown. Cline’s PAT cuts the score to 42-14.
The Crusader defense forced yet another Chowan punt to set up a five-play, 46-yard Crusader drive, capped by a four-yard touchdown run by Cumming. Sears’ PAT made the score its final of 56-14 with 9:09 left in the game.
North Greenville returns home next Saturday for Homecoming versus