Game of the week
Undefeated Wakefield faces a strong challenge for the second straight week as it travels to Millbrook for a Cap Eight 4A game.
The Wolverines’ defense stepped up at the end of a 32-26 victory over Wake Forest last week to preserve the victory, holding the Cougars to 6 yards on a fourth-and-7 play deep in Wakefield territory in the closing minutes.
Millbrook’s only conference loss was to Wake Forest. The Wildcats’ defense has been outstanding, and running back Marcus Marshall rushed for 197 yards in last week’s 34-13 win over Broughton.
Wakefield will have league games left against Broughton, Heritage and Leesville Road after Friday’s game.
All begin at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Apex at Cary
Ayden-Grifton at South Lenoir
Bertie at Currituck
Broughton at Sanderson, 7 p.m.
C.B. Aycock at Greenville Conley
Cardinal Gibbons at Northern Vance
Carrboro at Burlington Cummings
Cary Christian at Northeast Academy
Chatham Central at South Stanly
Clinton at Union
Corinth Holders at South Johnston
Dixon at Northside-Jacksonville
Douglas Byrd at Westover
E.E. Smith at South View
East Chapel Hill at Northern Durham, 7 p.m.
Eastern Wayne at Greenville Rose
Fairmont at Red Springs
Farmville Central at North Johnston
Fike at Nash Central
Franklinton at Warren County
Gates County at Manteo
Goldsboro at Kinston
Halifax Academy at Kinston Parrott
Harnett Central at Garner, 7 p.m.
Havelock at Jacksonville White Oak
Hillside at Durham Riverside, 7 p.m.
Hobbton at Kestrel Heights
Holly Springs at Middle Creek
Holmes at First Flight
Hunt at Rocky Mount
J.F. Webb at Cedar Ridge
Jordan at Person
Jordan-Matthews at Graham
Kipp Pride at Louisburg
Lakewood at Warsaw Kenan
Laney at New Hanover
Leesville Road at Enloe, 7 p.m.
Lumberton at Hoke County
Midway at Wallace-Rose Hill
North Brunswick at Croatan
North Edgecombe at Riverside-Martin
North Lenoir at Greene Central
North Pitt at Beddingfield
North Raleigh Christian at Ravenscroft
Northeast Academy at Cary Christian
Northern Nash at Southern Nash
Northwood at Southern Durham
Orange at Chapel Hill
Pamlico at Northside-Pinetown
Panther Creek at Fuquay-Varina
Pine Forest at Cape Fear
Pinecrest at Scotland County
Princeton at Spring Creek
Purnell Swett at Richmond
Reidsville at Bartlett Yancey
Roanoke Rapids at Bunn
Rocky Mount Academy at Southampton, Va.
Rosewood at North Duplin
Seventy-First at Overhills
Smithfield-Selma at Western Harnett
South Granville at Southern Vance
Southeast Halifax at Granville Central
Southeast Raleigh at Knightdale, 7 p.m.
Southern Lee at Union Pines
Southern Wayne at South Central
Southside at Jones Senior
St. David’s at Lawrence Academy
Swansboro at West Carteret
Tarboro at Rocky Mount Prep
Terry Sanford at Gray’s Creek
Triton at Cleveland
Wakefield at Millbrook, 7 p.m.
Washington at SW Edgecombe
Weldon at Northwest Halifax
West Brunswick at Topsail
West Craven at Richlands
West Johnston at East Wake, 7 p.m.
Word of God at Hobgood Academy