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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We invite you to follow WWAY Sports on Twitter @WWAYSports. ------------------------ THURSDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD GIRLS TENNIS EAST DUPLIN 9 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0 HOGGARD 7 - TOPSAIL 2 CLINTON 9 - EAST BLADEN 0 WEST BLADEN 8 - WALLACE-ROSE HILL 1 BOYS SOCCER NEW HANOVER 6 - TOPSAIL 0 BRIAN GUNNELL SCORED TWICE FOR THE WILDCATS NORTH BRUNSWICK 2 - WHITEVILLE 1 VOLLEYBALL DIXON 3 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0 TOPSAIL 3 - NEW HANOVER 1 ASHLEY 3 - WEST BRUNSWICK 0 WEST BLADEN 3 - EAST BLADEN 1 --------------------- WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Week number five of the high school football season will kick off on Friday. Click the play video icon to see our preview of Friday's action. ---------------------- PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andy Reid's coaching return to Philadelphia was a success Thursday night as he guided the Kansas City Chiefs past the Eagles 26-16. The Chiefs' defense forced four turnovers and sacked Michael Vick six times, 4 1/2 by linebacker Justin Houston. Kansas City (3-0) has won more games already under Reid than it did all of last season. Kansas City, which has not had a giveaway this season, got a 38-yard interception return by Eric Berry for a touchdown, and a 3-yard scoring run by Jamaal Charles. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals. Philadelphia (1-2) had five sacks, but was undone by sloppy tackling and an inconsistent performance by the fast-tempo offense brought in by Reid's replacement, Chip Kelly. Reid won 140 games and six division titles in Philadelphia. Vick limped off the field with 1:34 to go after the final sack and turnover. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ----------------------- RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Tajh Boyd threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 3 Clemson beat North Carolina State 26-14 on Thursday night. Boyd's second scoring pass, a 30-yarder to Martavis Bryant, capped a critical third-quarter sequence that allowed the Tigers (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to seize momentum in front of a hostile crowd. Clemson pulled away from there. Boyd found Bryant for another touchdown, with Bryant snatching the ball from defender Niles Clark for a 15-yard score that helped the Tigers blow the game open early in the fourth. Sammy Watkins added 10 catches for 96 yards on a night when Clemson's explosive offense didn't manage many big plays yet finished with 415 yards. Shadrach Thornton scored the Wolfpack's first touchdown on a 21-yard run in the second. N.C. State (2-1, 0-1) led 7-6 at that point but couldn't complete the upset in coach Dave Doeren's first league game. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ------------------ BUFFALO, NY (AP) - Brayden McNabb had two goals and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 preseason victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Johan Larsson had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who improved to 3-0 in exhibition play. Buffalo scored the last four goals. McNabb's left point shot was deflected by Larsson past Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin at the 18:36 mark of the second, tying it at 2, and Cody Hodgson scored off a Thomas Vanek pass to give Buffalo a 3-2 lead in the third. Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry scored for Carolina (0-2). Radek Dvorak had two assists, and Khudobin made 24 saves. Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ------------------- WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored in the 10th minute and freshman Lissa Rahkola made four saves to record her first career shutout as UNCW defeated Coastal Carolina, 1-0, in collegiate women's soccer action Thursday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks picked up their fourth win in five contests as they moved to 4-5-0 overall. The Chanticleers, meanwhile, slipped to 3-4-1 as they suffered their third straight setback. Guillou tallied the only goal of the contest at the 9:58 mark, using a feed from sophomore Maddie McCormick to get past her defender before beating senior keeper Megan Spencer from 10 yards out for her third goal of the season. The Chanticleers came within inches of tying the game later in the first half when a header from senior Amanda Clark on a goalmouth scramble in the 37th minute found the left post and stayed out. Coastal Carolina had another chance to tie the game in the final minute of the contest, but Rahkola was able to dive and deflect a long-distance attempt from freshman Morgan Smith away from the goal. UNCW held a 13-8 shot advantage in the contest, highlighted by an 8-4 margin in the first half. The Seahawks also attempted eight of the 10 corner kicks awarded. Rahkola stopped all UNCW completes its non-conference schedule Sunday as it travels to Francis Marion for a 2 p.m. contest Coastal Carolina is back on the pitch Sept. 25 when they open Big South competition with a 7 p.m. game at Longwood. ------------------ WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- College football returns to the Port City this weekend. The Cape Fear Classic is returning after a 15-year break. Shaw University will host UNC Pembroke Saturday at 1 p.m. at Legion Stadium. Event organizers say the Cape Fear Classic Foundation is a community-based mentoring organization that hopes to improve the quality of life and create a better future for youth in the community. "We're trying to give back to the community and let them to come out for some fun activities and bring the game back," Atiba Johnson said. "We do have college football here, so we are bringing back some excitement back to this town." Other events this weekend will include a golf tournament, step show and pancake breakfast all leading up to the big game. Ticket prices for the game are $25.00 for VIP/Reserved Seats, $15.00 for General Admission and $10.00 for students with a valid university ID and children. For more information on the Cape Fear Classic visit www.capefearclassic.com ----------------- WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pay injured kicker Connor Barth this season, even though they are under no obligation to do so. According to media reports, the team will pay Barth $500,000 this season. The Hoggard High School and UNC grad was scheduled to make $2.3 million this year before rupturing his Achilles tendon during a charity basketball game in Wilmington this summer. The team does not have to pay Barth anything because he suffered a non-football injury. "We figured it all out, we worked it all out and I think both sides are happy," Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik said yesterday. "We're happy we were able to come through that process and make him feel comfortable. We understand this is an unfortunate event that happened with one of our players, and we're excited to, a year from now, have Connor back out here competing." Barth signed a four-year contract worth $13.2 million after the 2011 season. The deal included $4 million guaranteed. The agreement between Barth and the team reportedly means his salary for 2014 will be adjusted from $3.15 million to $2 million, but the kicker could recoup the full amount through bonuses. "I thought it was important because Connor's been such a good kicker for us [for him] to have every chance to earn all the money that he could in the final two years," Dominik said. "We made sure that he's able to make all the money that he can make, assuming he makes our team." Barth ranks as the most accurate kicker in franchise history. -----------------

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