Northside started Friday night trailing Lord Botetourt by mere hundredths of a point for the top seed in Region 3D. The Vikings needed a win at William Byrd to grab the top spot.
Jeff Highfield took in his last regular season game before hanging it up after this year, but Byrd was down 6-14 starting the second half.
The Terriers were hungry though. In the third down, Sam Dantzler dumped it out to Hunter Meador who gobbled up a first down and more.
Byrd faced another third down though, and that time it was Dantzler fighting for the conversion.
The Terriers eyeed another third down inside the 10. Dantzler rolled to his left and found Aaron Stanley in the endzone! Byrd would go for two and get it to tie things up at 14.
But Northside wanted to put this one to bed. Quarterback Jalen Jackson gives an over 100 yard rushing performance, taking it down to the redzone.
A few plays later, it was Jackson again.
Northside played the spoiler for Jeff Highfield to come out on top, 28-14.
Meanwhile at a very muddy Staunton River, the Golden Eagles were desperate for their first win of the season, hosting a tough Patrick Henry team.
In the opening kickoff Dayshawn Caldwell started in low gear, but shifted into overdrive as he got a wall of blockers down the sideline and went all the way to paydirt. But a block in the back penalty would negate the score.
Roy Gunn punched it in a few plays later. The Patriots were up 7-0, quick.
Staunton River was not giving up that easily though. Aiden Brown moved the chains on a nice run to get inside the red zone.
In the 4th down, the most bizarre touchdown you will see all year!
Kyle Wollam took the snap, turned his back and threw the granny shot right to Quinn Overstreet! Touchdown Staunton River!
It's a moment you'll have to go back and watch again.
But as good as that was, PH was better on this night. The Patriots clipped the Golden Eagles 36-28.