Garner at Southeast Raleigh, 7
Garner finishes its regular season schedule with a visit to its old rival Southeast Raleigh. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses last week. Garner saw its hopes for a conference title go away against Knightdale, while Southeast’s postseason hopes took a step back in the loss to West Johnston.
Garner needs a win to have a chance to finish second in the conference and get a home playoff date in the first round. Southeast will likely need to win its last two games to get into the playoffs.
Clayton at West Johnston, 7
Clayton had its eyes on a third place finish in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference and can do just that with wins over West and Southeast in its last two games. First up are the rival Wildcats, who roared through a memorable second half to pull away form Southeast last week. The second half West put together will be a big subject of conversation for Clayton this week, especially considering Clayton’s tendency to play better in the first half than the second half so far this season.
If the Wildcats put together another impressive finish, it could spell trouble for the Comets.
South Johnston at Cleveland, 7:30
Cleveland is a win away from clinching the No. 1 playoff seeding from the Two Rivers 3A Conference and no worse than a share of the league championship. But things aren’t going to be easy for the Rams. This week, it’s a meeting with rival South Johnston. The Trojans fell victim to a Western Harnett rally last week, jumbling the playoff picture further. South needs to win out to have a chance at finishing third in the conference.
Cannon School at Wake Christian, 7
The Bulldogs have won two straight and look to finish out the regular season with a Senior Night victory.
Two Rivers 3A
Greater Neuse River 4A