But in Holly Springs on Friday, kickoff was moved to 4 p.m. and the Golden Hawks soared past Athens Drive 48-18 in the opener for both schools.
Holly Springs jumped out to a 20-0 lead and never looked back, leading 34-15 at halftime.
Touchdown Holly Springs 7-0 lead over Athens Driver with 6:24 left in the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/lJ6RcwIPZy— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) August 23, 2019
Another TD for the Golden Hawks extends their lead 14-0 pic.twitter.com/PJW9WS56Ie— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) August 23, 2019
The Jaguars fought back, scoring on a short rushing touchdown and converting the 2-point attempt to make it 20-8, but the Golden Hawks responded with a third-quarter touchdown pass to extend the lead.
The game was called because of the threat of lightning at the 6:32 mark of the fourth quarter.
"First game, confident of course, but want to keep getting better, of course," Holly Springs quarterback Brock Wills said. "You know these first three games are an evaluation for us of where we want to be."
The ABC11 Game of the Week, Cary at Southeast Raleigh, will be played Saturday with kickoff at 3 p.m.