Thursday night football rewind

Seminole 7, Northeast 6

The Warhawks won a season opener for the first time since 2008. Kellian Simpson ran six yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for what turned out to be the winning score.

In the fourth, the Vikings scored on a long run and were an extra point away from tying. But Northeast did not line up to kick. Instead, the Vikings went for two to take the lead. Garrett Ponder came up with the tackle to help preserve the lead — and the win.

“I’m used to this feeling,” Seminole coach Chris Miller said after starting 1-0 for the first time in his eight seasons with the program.

Countryside 16, Hollins 12

The Cougars jumped out to a big lead and held on to exact some revenge for last season’s loss.

Steady rain made traction tough, so Countryside stuck with its ground game. Quarterbacks Gabe Olds and Garrett Rodriguez each had rushing touchdowns to help the Cougars go up 16-0 at the half.

The Royals rallied with Major Tafari returning a blocked punt for a touchdown and Fernando Monroe scoring on a 1-yard quarterback keeper to cut it to 16-12.

That was as close as Hollins would get. Countryside defensive lineman Carson Burbee ended with game with this sack.