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Sneak a peek at this week's games

Garner's Nyheim Miller-Hines (2) runs by the Knightdale defense during their game last season.
Garner's Nyheim Miller-Hines (2) runs by the Knightdale defense during their game last season. newsobserver.com

Friday Matchups

Cary (2-1)

at Garner (2-1), 7

Before there was a Middle Creek and before there was a Southeast, Garner had one and only rival: Cary. The two get back together for the first time in a decade this week. The Trojans snapped back last week after its first loss of the season. Cary will be in the same boat coming into Trojan Stadium, trying to get things back in order after a 48-14 thumping from Wake Forest.

Last Meeting (2004): Cary, 27-23

Wakefield (2-0) at

Southeast Raleigh (1-2), 7

The flashy names with all of those recruiting stars are gone for Wakefield but the points are still coming on the scoreboard (averaging 38.5 a game). Southeast, which played a pair of state powers the first two weeks, shined in its home opener – a shutout of Enloe – last week.

Last Meeting (2002): Southeast Raleigh, 41-7

West Johnston (2-1) at

Fuquay-Varina (1-1), 7:30

West hits the road coming off of a disappointing loss to rival Cleveland. The Wildcats get a chance to get back on the winning side against a Fuquay-Varina team coming off of an off week. Last year’s win over the Bengals was a huge win for West. Getting one on the road this year would be just as impressive.

Last Year: West Johnston, 42-35

Cleveland (2-1) at

Green Hope (2-1), 7:30

Two teams with very similar starts to the season (tough week one losses, followed by back-to-back wins) get together for the first time. After giving up 84 points in its first game and a half, Cleveland’s defense has come into its own in the last six quarters. Green Hope is led by former West Johnston head coach Kwame Dixon.

Spring Creek (0-3) at

Wake Christian (1-2), 7:30

The Bulldogs host the Gators for the first time. WCA will be looking to get back on track after two rough weeks giving up 86 points in its last two outings. Spring Creek is on a 17-game losing streak.

Player of The Week

Nyheim Hines

Running Back, Garner

The junior set a school record for offensive touchdowns scored in a 58-10 win over Broughton. Hines ran for four TDs and caught three TD passes, totaling 431 yards from scrimmage.

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