Pressley ran for two scores in the first half and one more in the second.
Emotions ran high in the first half as the teams combined for several penalties, including a pair that cost North Augusta touchdowns. But that didn’t keep the Yellow Jackets from racking up a 28-0 lead at halftime.
DeVonte Pressley scored on runs of 15 and 8, and quarterback Trib Reece sneaked in from the 1. But the backbreaker came early in the second quarter.
South Aiken had recovered a fumble in North Augusta territory and had a chance to cut a 14-0 deficit in half. But Bo Baldwin’s pass was tipped, and Robbie Morgan caught the batted ball at his 20 and took off for the Thoroughbreds’ end zone.
Another Baldwin interception set up North Augusta’s final score of the half.
North Augusta improved to 7-2 and 3-0 in Region 5-AAAA. South Aiken dropped to 1-8 and 1-2 in Region 5-AAAA.