WWAY's Thursday night sports - September 12
 

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THURSDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

GIRLS TENNIS
JACKSONVILLE 6 - WHITE OAK 3

FOOTBALL
UNION 42 - HOBBTON 7

BOYS SOCCER
COASTAL CHRISTIAN 8 - WHITEVILLE 2 *see video
LANEY 2 - HOGGARD 1 * see video
SOUTH BRUNSWICK 2 - TOPSAIL 1
JACKSONVILLE 4 - ASHLEY 0
LEJEUNE 5 - PENDER 1
NORTH BRUNSWICK 2 - EAST BLADEN 0

VOLLEYBALL
SOUTH BRUNSWICK 3 - TOPSAIL 0
HOGGARD 3 - LANEY 0 * see video
WEST BLADEN 3 - CLINTON 0
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 3 - EAST BLADEN 0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 3 - RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN 2
NEW HANOVER 3 - WEST BRUNSWICK 0
Kassie McRostie: 8 kills, 6 blocks, 9 aces, 6 digs
Emily Kirkby: 3 kills, 3 aces, 4 digs
Erica Vohwinkel: 13 assists, 9 digs, 5 blocks

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Week number four of the high school football season will kick off on Friday. Click the play video icon to see our preview of Friday's action.

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FOXBOROUGH, MA (AP) - Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson on the game's first series before both offenses played as sloppily as the second-half weather, and the New England Patriots got by the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night.

Brady had trouble connecting with his rookie-filled receiving corps, while Jets rookie Geno Smith was repeatedly sacked when he took too much time to throw.

The Patriots (2-0) managed just nine first downs and 234 yards after leading the NFL in points and yards last season.

The Jets (1-1) cut the lead to 13-10 on Bilal Powell's 3-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. But Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter, two to Aqib Talib and one to Alfonzo Dennard.

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BLACKSBURG, VA (AP) - Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer knows he will get a better gauge on where the Hokies stand this week even though they showed marked improvement last weekend.

Sure, the Hokies did more things right on offense and made fewer mistakes on special teams in their 45-3 victory against Western Carolina.

Nothing against the Catamounts, but Beamer says the Hokies (1-1) are stepping up in competition on Saturday when they play at East Carolina (2-0).

The Pirates employ a spread offense that has been effective. Quarterback Shane Carden has completed 63 of 79 passes for seven touchdowns and no interceptions, and wide receiver Justin Hardy has caught 20 passes for 227 yards and a score.

Hokies linebacker Jack Tyler says Carden's completion numbers are "absurd."

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech will be looking to avoid another slow start in the Atlantic Coast Conference when it plays at Duke in its first of four straight games against Coastal Division opponents.

The string of four straight division games also includes North Carolina, Virginia Tech and No. 15 Miami.

The Yellow Jackets lost to Florida State in last season's ACC championship game after winning only one of its first four conference games.

Georgia Tech had an open week after beating FCS opponent Elon 70-0. That game may not have revealed much about the Yellow Jackets, but coach Paul Johnson won't have to wait long to learn more about his team's ACC hopes.

The foundation of the Yellow Jackets' ACC season will be set by the Oct. 5 game at Miami.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's anxious to see if Domenik Hixon or Armanti Edwards can step up and earn the team's third wide receiver spot.

He'll begin to find out this Sunday when the Panthers visit the Buffalo Bills.

Rivera says Hixon and Edwards are fully recovered from their hamstring injuries and will be active this week, along with Ted Ginn Jr., who worked as the team's No. 3 receiver last week against Seattle but managed just one reception for 10 yards.

Hixon didn't play last week against Seattle and Edwards was limited to one play.

The Panthers could use more weapons to complement wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Greg Olsen after being limited to 119 net yards passing in the 12-7 loss to the Seahawks.

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