Garner (2-1) at Cary (0-3), 7
In every game this season, Garner has been able to both score in quick bunches and dominate opponents defensively for long stretches of the game. That’s the old Trojan winning formula and it will be tough for the old rivals from Cary to meet that challenge. The Imps are allowing nearly six touchdowns a game.
Trevion Hackney leads the Imps in yards from scrimmage this season.
Last Year: Garner, 42-28
Southeast Raleigh (1-2) at Wakefield (1-1), 7
Last week’s 3-0 loss by Southeast to Enloe was one of the most puzzling scores we will see this season. Both from the standpoint of you don’t expect the Bulldogs’ talented offense to get blanked. Secondly, you don’t expect anybody to get blanked in these days of high-scoring prep football.
The Bulldogs will be looking to bounce back in a big way.
Quarterback Marius Cooper is Wakefield’s top offensive threat.
Last Year: Wakefield, 42-11
Wake Christian (1-2) at Spring Creek (1-1), 7:30
Wake Christian played catch up mode all night last week against High Point Christian, but the Bulldogs were pretty good playing that way. Nathaniel Williams threw for two TDs and ran for another in a 44-26 loss. Spring Creek is coming off of an open date.
Last Year: Spring Creek, 24-20
Green Hope (3-0) at Cleveland (2-!), 7:30
Cleveland has won two of three even though it allows 49 points a game. Green Hope’s passing game is one of the most efficient in the state so the Rams’ defense will get another big test. Luke Massei has thrown for 726 yards. He has three potent targets in Bryce Dixon, Daniel Grestch and Javon Galloway. The Falcons are coached by former West Johnston head coach Kwame Dixon.
Last Year: Green Hope, 49-28
Fuquay-Varina (1-1) at West Johnston (2-1), 7:30
Certainly the narrow loss to rival Cleveland last week burned a lot for West Johnston, but there were a lot of positives for the Wildcats to take away. They didn’t miss many beats on offense after losing starting quarterback/leading rusher Cameron Williams to injury in the first half and found ways to move the ball all night.
Fuquay-Varina, which had an open date last week, is led by the running tandem of Eric Sugarman and Damarus Williams.
Last Year: Fuquay-Varina, 22-17 Compiled by D. Clay Best and Michael Held