Garner Cleveland: Sports

Football roundup: Sept. 24

Cleveland’s Aaron Farmer stiff arms West Johnston’s Tre Frederick (5).
Cleveland’s Aaron Farmer stiff arms West Johnston’s Tre Frederick (5). newsobserver.com

Also on Friday

Cleveland (4-1) at Durham Riverside (1-4), 7:30

If you haven’t noticed, Cleveland is rolling. The Rams are winners of three in a row since the road loss to Garner and showing marked defensive improvement on the scoreboard in each of those three wins. The Rams have given up just 21 points combined in their last two outings after giving up 145 in their first three games.

Riverside will have to figure out how to slow down the Rams’ rushing attack led by Corey Brown (735 yards, 8 TDs) and Aaron Farmer (409 yards, 9 TDs). Quarterback Diante Strothers leads the Pirates in both rushing and passing.

Coach Speak

“You look at our record (1-4) and it’s not something you like but when you think about how we’ve played in those four losses against all 4A teams with 3-1 or 4-1 records and it’s going to help us down the road.”

Hunter Jenks

South Johnston Coach

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