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Friday matchups

Broughton (1-5, 1-1)

at WF-Rolesville (6-0, 2-0)

Broughton will face an undefeated team for the second straight week. Wake Forest-Rolesville, ranked No. 4 by The N&O among area teams, has dominated opponents on both ends of the field this year.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Chapel Hill (5-1)

at Cardinal Gibbons (5-0)

No. 6 Cardinal Gibbons enters Carolina 6 conference play after two wins by more than 30 points to remain undefeated. No. 19 Chapel Hill slipped from its previous No. 8 spot after taking its first loss Friday, a shutout against Carrboro.

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Enloe (0-6, 0-2)

at Heritage (3-3, 1-1)

Enloe is still trying to find its footing under first-year coach Mike Massey, while Heritage will try to eclipse its 2011 win total in this game.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Sanderson (1-5, 0-2)

at Millbrook (1-5, 0-2 )

Sanderson looks to bounce back from a 55-7 loss to Heritage. Millbrook fell in the second half of last week’s matchup after scoring first and sticking with a rolling Wakefield team for much of the game.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Wakefield (6-0)

at Leesville Road (5-0)

This will be a battle of undefeated teams that will likely affect the race for this year’s conference crown. Only one other Cap Eight team, Wake Forest-Rolesville, is still undefeated.

Both squads are ranked in the top three among area squads and No. 3 Leesville Road coach Chad Smothers said the matchup against No. 2 Wakefield will be a challenge.

Wakefield was matched for the first time this year early on, going into halftime tied with Millbrook before putting together a commanding second half to win 54-21 last week. Leesville Road’s defense, which has held opponents to just 13.4 points this season, may have an answer for Wakefield’s high-powered offense, but the Wolverines have topped 50 points in the past three games.

Leesville Road came out on top of a thrilling, high-scoring contest when the two teams met last year.

Start time: 7 p.m.

Player of the week

Shawn Stankavage

Cardinal Gibbons, QB, junior

Stankavage passed for 150 yards in a 53-14 win over Cedar Ridge.

Coach speak

Rod Sink


“We’re getting into the meat of our schedule. The next two weeks are big as far as getting where we want to go.”