It was a night of first in Orange’s 47-0 win over Granville Central on Friday night at Auman Stadium. Senior Jared Weaver had his first varsity start at quarterback. He threw his first touchdown pass at the varsity level and finished 4-of-4 for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Ronald Cooper caught his first touchdown pass, a 32-yarder, from Weaver. Later, Cooper added his first rushing touchdown on a four-yard run in the second quarter. In the second half, tight end Nick Pell caught his first pass in a varsity football game. Naturally, it was a 37-yard touchdown pass from Weaver. Pell is a cross country runner who passed up running in the Friday Night Lights Festival in Kernersville, one of the biggest meets in the state, just so he could play football. Orange put up a season-high in total offense in the win over Granville Central. Orange will venture into Central Carolina Conference play next week against Western Alamance in Elon.

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