The quickest way to high school football success is a high-powered offense. The six highest scoring 11-man teams in the area are undefeated.
The Triangle has nine undefeated high school football teams, led by Wakefield (48.2 points per game), Wake Forest-Rolesville (44.6), Cleveland (44.4), Garner (42.4), Leesville Road (39.0) and Carrboro (38.6).
Eight of the area’s nine undefeated teams are among the top 10 scorring teams, including Cardinal Gibbons (33.5) and Erwin Triton (34.2).
The teams among the top 10 scorers that are not undefeated – Lee County (34.2) and Middle Creek (32.8) – lost to other ranked teams.
The defensive leaders have not been quite as succesful.
The area’s top 10 in scoring defense includes only six of the undefeated teams, including Chapel Hill, which scored 22.0 points per game (No. 13 in the area) and allows 11.2 points (No. 4).
Wake Forest-Rolesville leads in scoring defense (9.8 points) and is second in scoring offense (44.6) and leads in average winning margin (34.8).
Cleveland is second in scoring margin (32.4) and third in scoring offense (44.4) despite having to rally for last week’s 22-16 win over North Lenoir.