MEADVILLE — North Pike's Jamarius Lewis put on a show Friday night inside Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium, dancing around defenders and scoring 3 touchdowns en route to a 35-12 Jaguar victory.
Lewis, an athletic 5-foot-11, 185-pound playmaker, showed off his skills in a variety of ways on offense, defense and special teams as he accounted for 129 yards total.
"We line him up in a lot places," said North Pike head coach Matt Mock.
The shifty Lewis, a New Mexico commit, scored the Jags’ first TD of the night from three yards out to give North Pike a 7-0 lead. The score capped off a eight-play, 59 yard drive.
Franklin County answered with a 17-yard interception return for a score, from safety Ja'Marlin Green.
Like Lewis, Green is also a D1 recruit holding offers from Indiana and South Alabama.
North Pike would reel off 28 points in the second quarter, scoring on a Lewis 50-yard punt return and a Jaden Taylor 1-yard fumble return.
The Jaguars added a last-second two-yard touchdown from Lewis to give North Pike a 35-6 lead going into halftime.
Franklin County and North Pike traded field position in the third quarter, as both teams saw drives get halted due to penalties.
The Bulldogs (0-2) added a 21-yard passing touchdown from Green to sophomore wide out Donovan Moore late in the fourth quarter for the final points in the contest.
For North Pike (2-0) the win comes after not being able to play last week against New Orleans based De La Salle, due to Hurricane Ida.
"It felt good to be back out there," Mock said. "This is two games in a row we have scored a defensive touchdown."
Mock was happy with how his team battled Friday night.
"I was happy with our first half," he said. "In the second half we definitely have to find a way to put games away."
Still, the night belonged to Lewis, on top of three touchdowns he accounted for 84 return yards and 45 yards rushing. He also made four tackles on defense.
North Pike will look to continue its winning ways this Friday at Leake Academy.
Franklin County will also hit the road and take on Richland.