On average, whenever Johnny Frasier of Princeton or Nyheim Hines of Garner rushes the ball, his high school football team gets a first down.
Each is averaging more than 10 yards per carry this season.
Hines leads the area in rushing (183.1 yards per game), rushing touchdowns (22) and yards per carry (10.17). He has 126 carries this season in seven games
Frazier, a Florida State recruit, has run for 1,047 yards on 103 carries (10.16 yards per carry). He has 14 rushing touchdowns.
Both are expected to add to totals Friday. Garner (6-1, 3-0 Greater Neuse 4A) plays at Harnett Central (2-5, 1-2) while Princeton (6-1, 1-1 Carolina 1A) is at home against Spring Creek.
Clayton’s Eric Hoy and Cleveland’s Aaron Farmer are two of the area’s most productive passers. Hoy, who has thrown for 1,107 yards, is averaging 19.09 yards per completion and 12.7 yards per attempt.
Farmer (1,458 yards) is averaging 17.02 yards per completion and 11.18 yards per attempt.
Clayton (4-3, 1-2 Greater Neuse) is at home against Rolesville (0-7, 0-3) while Cleveland (6-1, 1-0 Two Rivers 3A) goes to Triton (0-7, 0-1).
Blake Joyner of Clayton, who leads the area in receiving yards with 711, is Hoy’s top target. Joyner averages 24.52 yards per catch.