LELAND — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 28-15 Friday, Nov. 6, in the final game of the East Central Conference football season.
East Duplin finishes 4-1 in the conference, 8-3 overall; North is 2-3, 5-5.
Each team has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A football state playoffs, which begin Nov. 13.
East Duplin controlled most of the game. Using its running attack behind a big offensive line, the Panthers built a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter. For the game they rushed 57 times and gained 324 yards.