Cats and Caps in Cap Eight showdown

September 24, 2010 

Tim Stevens says: As a famous Monkee once crooned, "I'm A Believer."

Corny references to musical groups of the '60s aside, Broughton got my attention last year when it finished second in the Cap Eight conference and all but won it, losing 12-7 against a really good Wake Forest-Rolesville club.

I had my doubts after a season-opening 53-26 loss to Cary, but my faith was restored with Broughton's 21-20 win over Garner.

The Caps' Juston Burris makes big plays, and tonight's game will be won by big plays. Burris has five scoring plays of 50 or more yards.

Nate Taylor says: At this point in the season, Millbrook is the most complete team in the Cap Eight. Not only do the No. 4 N&O-ranked Wildcats score early and often, they also have been able to stop their opponents' best offensive weapon. Coach Clarence Inscore has his defense playing solidly. The Wildcats have two shutouts and have only allowed a maximum of 21 points scored against them. Now, that doesn't mean No. 12-ranked Broughton isn't going to score points, but I believe the Wildcats will get important stops.

As for Millbrook's offense, quarterback Trey McFarland might be the best-kept secret in the Cap Eight. With running back Keith Marshall usually getting most of the attention of defenses, McFarland has passed the ball well and has even found a go-to target in receiver Corey Cooper. Don't be surprised if McFarland completes some passes for big yardage against the Caps.

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