No. 1 Southern Durham
at Cedar Ridge
The best chance for Cedar Ridge (3-5, 1-3) would be if the top-ranked Spartans (8-0, 4-0) are still celebrating last week’s big, 33-25 win at Northwood.
So far, no one has been able to stop Southern QB Kendall Hinton (129-214 passing for 1,938 yards,) and the Red Wolves have given up 32.8 ppg to Big Eight opponents. But Cedar Ridge had one of its best nights this year when it won 14-12 at Oxford Webb to snap a four-game skid.
Hillside at Northern
Thanks to a forfeit last week by East Chapel Hill, Northern had in effect an extra week to get ready for this contest. If the Knights get their ground game into gear, or if Hillside can’t get over the kerfuffle it had late- and post-game with Riverside, the streak could be in real jeopardy.
Jordan at Riverside
Kestral Heights vs. Fayetteville Christian School
Winless FCS, with less than 20 players on its active roster, was drubbed 54-0 last week by Wake Christian – its second straight shutout loss. FCS coach Greg Bryant told the Fayetteville Observer that his team is three to four years away from being a contender.