Cardinal Gibbons (5-1, 2-0)
at No. 1 Southern (6-0, 2-0)
After just two weeks of conference play, this is the meeting of the Big Eight’s last two teams undefeated in the league games.
On offense, top-ranked Southern has been unstoppable with QB Kendall Hinton running the show; the Spartans have averaged 37.7 points per game.
Hillside (1-4, 0-0)
at Jordan (0-6, 0-0)
Entering the PAC-6 portion of its 2014 schedule after a week off, Hillside has been a bit like an accident survivor on the mend, taking small steps toward recovery. After a 1-4 start against a series of conference and state champions, the Hornets looked like themselves in a 47-0 beatdown of Nash Central.
East Chapel Hill (0-6, 0-0)
at Riverside (1-5, 0-0)
Northern Durham (0-6)
at Roxboro Person (1-5)
At some point, Northern’s impossibly difficult schedule will start to pay dividends. The Knights have faced the likes of defending state champions like Greensboro Dudley and Southern Durham, plus an AP top-10 team like Orange. Getting into PAC-6 play at Roxboro might seem like a vacation for Northern.
The Rockets have been managing without injured all-PAC-6 running back Taymon Smith (shoulder) by getting wideout Corey Young to split time in the backfield with Tyrique Wright. But, after an open date last week, Smith might be back for this game.
Kestral Heights (2-5) vs. Forsyth Country Day (0-5)
Hats off to Kestral Heights for defeating the home-schooled Greensboro Panthers club, 34-14, last Friday at Hester Park. That was the Hawks' second road win of the year and marks the first time Kestral Heights has won away from home twice in one season.