Flagg Contributes In Defeat of Rival

FAYETTVILLE, N.C. – In an emotional contest, Fayetteville Britt pulled out an overtime victory over cross-town rivals Fayetteville Smith last Friday night.

"We had to beat them," said Wesley Flagg. "They beat us the past three years – all the years I've been on varsity. We just had to pull this one off."

Flagg, a 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker who verbally committed to North Carolina in July, was among the defenders that helped contain the rushing attack of Virginia Tech commit Devin Radford and top junior prospect Carter Sharpe.

"We heard the talk all week," said Flagg. "'How are we going to stop Carter Sharpe?' We watched film and it just looked like everybody was just afraid to hit him. We just went out there and we didn't care."

Although Sharpe was able to rush for 212 yards and three touchdowns, the Britt defense kept the ‘back out of the end zone when it counted most - in the overtime period - ultimately resulting in a 24-21 win.

Flagg ended the evening with seven tackles, and also recovered a blocked punt. He'll be sure to relay his team and individual accomplishments to his recruiting coordinator, Coach Hal Hunter, sometime this week.

"I've been keeping in constant contact with UNC – Coach Hunter," said Flagg. "We just talk about how I'm doing in games. I know he's been following up on the games."

The staff has yet to schedule an official visit with Flagg, but he plans to be in attendance for every North Carolina home game.

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