at Millbrook (1-3)
Both teams struggled to gain momentum during non-conference play, but Millbrook coach Clarence Inscore hopes his team can look at the Cap Eight as a new season. Broughton rallied in the second half of last season’s matchup to win 37-21.
at Leesville Road (3-0)
Leesville Road, ranked No. 3 in The N&O’s top 20, comes into conference play after sitting out on a bye-week, and first-year coach Mike Massey’s Enloe team still looking for its first win. In 2011, Leesville Road won a high-scoring contest, 63-29.
at Wake Forest-Rolesville (4-0)
Heritage followed two non-conference wins with a loss to Cleveland on Friday, but looks to bounce back against a rolling No. 4 Wake Forest-Rolesville team. Wake Forest-Rolesville will look to regain its Cap Eight crown after a 2011 season that ended with the Cougars not taking at least a share of the title for the first time in five years.
at Sanderson (1-3)
Sanderson snapped a 13-game losing streak in week three and will be up for a test opening conference play against undefeated Wakefield.
No. 2 Wakefield handily won last season’s game, 40-6.
at Village Christian Academy (2-2)
The Ravens travel to Fayetteville and look to bounce back from a 49-17 loss to Cardinal Gibbons.
Player of the week
Wakefield, QB, Senior
Mitch completed 18 of 26 passes for 357 yards against East Wake Friday to eclipse the 1,000 passing yards mark four games into the season. He threw for five touchdowns and rushed for another in the Wolverines’ 55-41 win. Mitch has completed 79 of 131 passes for 1,296 yards this year.
“You enjoy this briefly, and now you think about the Cap Eight and what we’re going into. It’s an uphill battle.”