Middle Creek has its first winning streak against those heated rivals to the east. The Mustangs, No. 5 in the N&O poll, played a near ideal second-half and dropped No. 2-ranked Garner, 38-14 before a near capacity crowd at Trojan Stadium.
The campaigns of Gov. Pat McCrory and challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper ramped up their fundraising pleas to reach their August targets over the weekend, keeping a watchful eye on raising enough money over the next 15 months for what will be an expensive battle for governor.