It was a packed house on Friday night as the Imps of Cary High School took on the Cougars of Apex. On a perfect night for football, both sides were enthusiastic about the prospect of taking home the Great American Rivalry Series Trophy.


Deandre Henry


Joshua Puente


The scholarship recipient from Cary High School is Joshua Puente, pictured with his parents, Andre and Teresa.
Adam Nelson


From Apex High School, the winner is Adam Nelson. Adam is in his second year as starting quarterback on the varsity football team. He is a two-year letterman and this year’s team captain. Adam carries a 4.5 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Environmental Club. He plans to pursue a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering and is considering N.C. State and the University of Texas. He is pictured with his parents, Mike and Debbie.


With a 14-7 lead for the Cougars, it looked like that would be the half time score, until Cary put the ball in the end zone with 7 seconds left in the half. The score was 14-14 at half time, and the second half was a guaranteed slugfest. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Cary scored to take the 28-21. Apex had an opportunity to answer, but they were sacked on fourth down as time was winding down. As soon as Cary touched the ball, Deandre Henry took off for another touchdown that iced the game for a 35-21 victory.