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Football focus

Thursday matchups

Broughton (0-2)

at Garner (2-0)

Broughton is looking for its first win of the season as Garner, ranked No. 1 in The N&O’s top 20, comes off another convincing win.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Corinth Holders (0-2)

at Heritage (1-1)

Corinth Holders turned the ball over three times during the first half of a 55-13 loss while Heritage turned turnovers into points in its week two win.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Durham Jordan (1-1)

at Leesville Road (2-0)

Both teams relied on rushing in last week’s games. Jordan earned its first win of the year and Leesville Road retained its No. 3 ranking.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Friday matchups

Millbrook (0-2)

at East Wake (0-2)

Both teams are looking for the first win of the year. East Wake is coming off a 77-19 loss to Wake Forest-Rolesville.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Ravenscroft (1-1)

at Franklinton (1-1)

Each team enters the contest after earning its first win of the year. Ravenscroft won a high-scoring 46-32 outing while Franklinton came out on top in a 14-7 game.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Sanderson (1-1)

at Green Hope (1-1)

Sanderson is coming off its first win in more than a year as Green Hope looks to bounce back from a loss to Leesville Road.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Southeast (2-0)

at Enloe (0-2)

Enloe looks to bounce back from a shutout as it faces No. 8 Southeast.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Union Pines (1-1)

at Cardinal Gibbons (2-0)

No. 9 Cardinal Gibbons came back to win against Cary Friday, and looks to keep rolling against a Union Pines team coming off its first win.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Wakefield (2-0)

at Knightdale (1-0)

No. 2 Wakefield used a three-score second quarter to topple Holly Springs last week and Knightdale is coming off a season-opening victory.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Wake Forest- Rolesville (2-0)

at Northern Durham (0-1)

No. 6 Wake Forest-Rolesville is coming off a high-scoring 77-19 win.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Coach speak

Reggie Lucas

Wake Forest-Rolesville

“When you see a score like that, it’s easy to take notice. ... As a coach you accept the win, but you have to move on. I think today was great, but we need to take it and build on it.”