Tonight's key football games

Staff WriterOctober 24, 2008 

SANDERSON AT NO. 1 WF-ROLESVILLE

7 P.M., TRENTINI STADIUM

WF-R WON 21-3 IN 2007

Wake Forest-Rolesville (7-1) might be looking ahead to next week's game against Leesville Road, but injury-depleted Sanderson (4-4) still has some weapons. The Spartans have dropped three straight in the league.

NO. 11 APEX AT CARY

7:30 P.M., COOPER FIELD

APEX WON 28-21 IN 2007

Cary (3-5) has won three of its last four games after losing its first four games. Apex (6-2) is undefeated in Tri-Eight play and averages 33.5 points against league foes. Cougars QB Houston Hawley has passed for 1,218 yards.

NO. 3 WEST JOHNSTON AT KNIGHTDALE

7:30 P.M., KNIGHTS STADIUM

WEST JOHNSTON WON 37-12 IN 2007

West Johnston (8-0) has a balanced offense centered around runner C.J. Frederick (1,325 yards) and passer Lincoln Morton (1,615 yards). Knightdale (3-5) has impressive wins over Smithfield-Selma and Southeast Raleigh but has dropped two straight.

GARNER AT SE RALEIGH

7:30 P.M., BAKER STADIUM

GARNER WON 24-19 IN 2007

Southeast Raleigh (6-2) and Garner (5-3) share second place in the Greater Neuse 4-A. Southeast QB Gabe Henderson has 1,256 passing yards. Garner has allowed 14.3 points in its last four games after allowing 30 per game in its first four.

NO. 6 DUR. HILLSIDE AT NO. 8 CHAPEL HILL

7:30, CULTON-PEERMAN STADIUM

DUR. HILLSIDE WON 25-6 IN 2007

Chapel Hill (6-2) won its fifth straight with the shutout victory over Southern Durham last week. Hillside (6-1-1) has turned to Desmond Scott, who has responded with 600 rushing yards in the last two games.

GRAY'S CREEK AT NO.5 HARNETT CENTRAL

7:30 P.M., TROJANS STADIUM

CENTRAL WON 52-21 IN 2007

Gray's Creek (6-2) has allowed 28 points in its last three games. Central (8-0) has played its last two games without QB Brian Taylor. Central RB Darius McKoy has rushed for 1,224 yards.

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