ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Quarterback Gabe Zappia accounted for two touchdowns in the first half, helping North Cross defeat rival Roanoke Catholic, 20-6, on Saturday.
Zappia connected with Zae Baines and Ian Cann while running back Issac Harris ran for a touchdown in the third quarter to cement the victory which snapped the Celtics’ 34-game winning streak that dates back to 2016.
“A program like that doesn’t win that many unless they are great. And they are a great program,” North Cross head coach Stephen Alexander said. “They play really hard and they are well coached. It is an honor to compete against them. It is fun to be out there on the same field with them. I’m relieved we came out on top.”
Roanoke Catholic’s only score came before halftime when Adrian Whorley threw a touchdown pass to Marquis Adams. But the Celtics missed the two-point conversion, slowing the momentum going into the break.
North Cross improves to 5-0 while Roanoke Catholic falls to 3-1.