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Friday football matchups

Friday Matchups

Enloe (0-3)

at Garner (3-1)

Enloe hasn’t had it easy, starting the season with a one-point loss and losing by at least 35 points in each of its past two games. The Eagles won’t get a break traveling to Garner to face the 2012 NCHSAA 4AA East runner-up. Garner’s offense has been rolling, scoring at least 42 points in the Trojans’ last three contests.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Panther Creek (2-1)

at Leesville Road (3-0)

Leesville Road may get its biggest test of its early-season nonconference matches in Panther Creek. The Catamounts started the season with a loss at Wake Forest but have rebounded since, outscoring opponents 68-0 over its past two games. Leesville Road has been impressive, averaging 47 points this year. The Pride will look to remain undefeated as it prepares for conference play.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Middle Creek (2-1)

at Wakefield (3-0)

This one could be a shootout, as both teams enter averaging more than 39 points per game. Wakefield has been successful with first-year quarterback Evan Brabrand under center. The senior is averaging 225 yards passing per game.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Pine Lake Prep (0-3)

at Ravenscroft (1-3)

The Ravens will look to rebound from a three-game slump against Mooresville’s Pine Lake Preparatory.

Quarterback Jamie Herakovich leads the Ravens in passing (163 yards per game) and rushing (91.2 ypg). Avery Edwards is his top receiver with 63.2 yards per game.

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Coach speak

Rod Sink

Wakefield football coach

“We are so young on offense. We are three games in, and these guys are starting to respond pretty well. Evan (Brabrand) has been a quarterback for three games. What we do offensively can be a little hair-raising for somebody in that position, but he has done a good job. He had a really good night; he’s leading the team. He’s starting to get into his groove a little bit.

“We have a lot of different faces from last year. We are trying to find our identity, exactly who we are going to be. We are still trying to get some things down before conference time. It’s not going to be an easy road.”