Smithfield rips Bruton, clinches 4A South playoff berth

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Smithfield High needed a victory Friday to ensure a berth in the playoffs, and the Packers got it with little problem via a 42-0 victory at Bruton.

Donald King ran for three touchdowns and Christopher Pierce caught three scoring passes from Nick Turner for the Packers (5-5, 4-5 Bay Rivers District). They will play a road game in the Group 4A South regional bracket.

King, who ran for 131 yards on 21 carries, scored on runs of 2, 9 and 28 yards.

Pierce finished with seven catches for 136 yards and Turner finished with 218 passing yards.

Bruton (2-8, 2-7) is projected to make the 2A East playoffs despite a record well below .500. The Panthers gain lots of extra rating points by playing the contingent of 4A and 3A teams throughout the Bay Rivers.

Smithfield 7,7,21,7 — 42
Bruton 0,0,0,0 — 0

S: Christopher Pierce 5 pass from Nicholas Turner (Tucker kick)
S: Pierce 33 pass from Turner (Tucker kick)
S: Donald King 2 run (Tucker kick)
S: Pierce 33 pass from Turner (Tucker kick)
S: King 9 run (Tucker kick)
S: King 28 run (Tucker run)

TEAM STATS    S    B
First downs    15    3
Rushes-yards    29-154    26-34
Passing yards    218    2
Comp-Att-Int    15-18-1    2-13-0
Punts-avg.    2-34    10-28.3
Penalties-yards    7-70    3-40
Fumbles-lost    2-2    3-0

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