Midtown: Sports

Football focus

Friday matchups

Cardinal Gibbons

at Ravenscroft

Cardinal Gibbons scored consistently throughout the last meeting between these teams, winning 49-13.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.


at Heritage

Cleveland held Heritage’s offense to just six points as it rolled to a 48-6 victory in 2011.

Start time: 7 pm.

East Wake

at Wakefield

Wakefield dominated East Wake in a 46-14 win last season.

Start time: 7 p.m.


at Enloe

Knightdale won the last meeting 26-10.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Northern Durham

at Millbrook

Millbrook jumped out to an early lead with a touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Northern last season. The Wildcats went on to win 14-0. Start time: 7 p.m.


at Hoke County

Hoke County dominated Sanderson in the last meeting, winning 42-12.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Terry Sanford

at Broughton

Broughton will look for its first win of the year. The Caps beat Terry Sanford, 35-13, last year.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Wake Forest-Rolesville

at Southeast

Wake Forest-Rolesville held Southeast to seven points in the second half to beat the Bulldogs, 30-27, last year.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Coach speak

Chad Smothers

Leesville Road

“We came out, challenged them and played really hard. ... We were swarming, the kids played aggressive, by far our best of the three games. Tonight we did get better. It’s still too early to think about anything other than getting better at every opportunity.”