Garner Cleveland: Sports

Football focus

The fans, the bands, the cheerleaders and the teams. They're all in our photo galleries at nando.com/hsphotos.
The fans, the bands, the cheerleaders and the teams. They're all in our photo galleries at nando.com/hsphotos. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Friday matchups

Broughton at Garner

Broughton has had trouble slowing down Garner’s scoring in the past two meetings and that will be the Caps’ biggest focus again on Friday night. The Trojans’ focus will be defensive as well with Broughton’s passing game having had success so far in the early season.

Notable: Garner has won three of the previous four meetings.

Cleveland at West Johnston

West Johnston’s offense looks like it could be more productive than most observers anticipated before the season started. The Wildcats have thrived on turning turnovers into points so far.

Cleveland rode its defensive play to a huge win last year before a monstrous home crowd.

Notable: This is the third meeting between the two relatively new schools. Each side has won once.

Enloe at Southeast Raleigh

Southeast looks to run its win streak to five games against its closest rival a week after making the drive out of state to play. Points haven’t been a problem against the Eagles in recent years for the Bulldogs, who have averaged 40 points a game in the previous games against Enloe.

Notable: The series had featured three shutout wins in the past five meetings, two by Southeast (2012 and 2010) and one by Enloe (2008).

Wake Christian at High Point Christian

Wake Christian makes its second long bus ride of the young season to visit the Cougars. The first ride went pretty well for the Bulldogs, a 34-12 win over Chatham Central.

Notable: WCA flips sites (home and away) for each of the first seven weeks of the season before playing back-to-back home games on Oct. 11 and 17 against Ravenscroft and Fayetteville Christian, respectively.

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