Parks 4 TD runs lead West Rowan to 28-21 title win

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Parks Jr. ran for four touchdowns Saturday to lead West Rowan to a 28-21 victory over Eastern Alamance in the Class 3-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship.

Parks, the state's all-time rushing leader, ran for 155 yards on 32 carries for West Rowan (16-0), which won its second straight 3-A championship and 30th straight game.

Eastern Alamance (14-2) trailed 20-0 early, but Lamar Ivey found wide receiver Donald Mattocks for a 54-yard touchdown. Running back Elliott Powell had a 3-yard TD run, then Ivey opened the third quarter with a 1-yard scoring run to put the Eagles ahead 21-20. But Parks scored the winning points on a 7-yard touchdown run after an interception.

Parks also had TD runs of 3, 4 and 53 yards.

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