Eastern Wake: Sports

Football Preview: Oct. 24 games

West Johnston’s Douglas Cooper (88) grapples East Wake’s Josh McLean (12) during the kickoff return. West Johnston took on East Wake in football on October 17, 2014 in Benson, N.C. East Wake won 28-14.
West Johnston’s Douglas Cooper (88) grapples East Wake’s Josh McLean (12) during the kickoff return. West Johnston took on East Wake in football on October 17, 2014 in Benson, N.C. East Wake won 28-14. newsobserver.com

Friday’s Games

Clayton at East Wake, 7

The Comets could jumble up the conference race with a victory and jump into the mix for a top three finish in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference.

Knightdale at Garner, 7

While most are already giving the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference title to Garner, the Trojans meet Knightdale with memories of losing a conference championship battle a year ago against the Knights fresh in their minds. Don’t expect the Trojans to take this one lightly.

Corinth Holders at Cleveland, 7:30

The Pirates visit Cleveland knowing a win is a must if they want to create a race for the Two Rivers 3A Conference championship. The Rams have other plans: mainly to keep scoring in bunches and playing better defense no matter who the opponent.

Conference Standings

Greater Neuse River 4A

Conf. Overall
W L W L
Garner 4 0 7 1
East Wake 3 1 6 2
Southeast Raleigh 3 1 4 4
West Johnston 2 2 5 3
Clayton 2 2 5 3
Knightdale 1 3 3 5
Harnett Central 1 3 2 6
Rolesville 0 4 0 8

Two Rivers 3A

Conf. Overall
W L W L
Cleveland 2 0 7 1
South Johnston 2 0 3 5
Corinth Holders 1 1 5 3
Smithfield-Selma 1 1 2 6
Western Harnett 0 2 3 5
Triton 0 2 0 8
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