High School Sports

Top-ranked Southern Durham faces rival Hillside

Game time 7:30 p.m. unless noted

No. 5 Hillside at No. 1 Southern Durham, 7 p.m.

Hillside (0-1) had hoped to be entering the showdown with top-ranked and reigning 3AA champion Southern Durham with momentum. Instead, the Hornets, No. 5 in The N&O rankings, are trying to right the ship after dropping a 12-0 loss to New Bern in the opener. The shutout was their first in seven years.

Southern Durham (1-0 and ranked No. 1) cruised to a 41-0 win in its opener against Landover (Md.) Capital.

No. 12 East Wake at No. 2 Wake Forest, 7 p.m.

East Wake (1-0) was a 42-28 winner over South Johnston as Tripp Harrington passed for 320 yards. The Warriors rolled up 563 yards in total offense. Wake Forest (1-0) held Panther Creek to minus-47 rushing yards and 81 total yards in a 23-6 win.

No. 3 Millbrook at Knightdale, 7 p.m.

Millbrook (1-0) gave up 271 rushing yards in a 34-14 win against Fuquay-Varina, but the Wildcats’ Marcus Marshall ran for 203 yards. Knightdale (1-0) squeaked out a 13-7 win against Sanderson despite not scoring an offensive touchdown.

No. 4 Middle Creek at Fayetteville Smith

Middle Creek’s Elijah Perry ran for 227 of the Mustangs’ 289 rushing yards in a 28-21 win over Garner. E.E. Smith topped Fayetteville Sanford last week 21-7.

No. 7 Orange at Northern Durham, 7 p.m.

Orange (1-0) opened with a 27-14 win over Person while Northern Durham was overwhelmed by Southeast Guilford 30-0.

Greensboro Smith at No. 9 Lee County

Lee (1-0) opened with a 42-8 win over Rolesville, which was playing its first varsity football game. Greensboro Smith (0-1) lost to Northwest Guilford 13-7.

Holly Springs at No. 10 Wakefield, 7 p.m.

Wakefield did not play last week, and Holly Springs dropped a 13-7 decision to Heritage, managing 142 total yards.

No. 11 Northwood (1-0) at Southern Lee

Everyone was praising the mercy rule after Northwood’s opening 65-0 win over East Chapel Hill. Southern Lee topped Western Harnett 21-6.

South Granville at No. 14 Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.

Chapel Hill (1-0) was one of the area’s most impressive opening winners with a 45-21 effort against Durham Riverside. Connor Stough passed for 180 yards. South Granville (0-1) lost to Rocky Mount 40-0.

No. 15 SE Raleigh vs. Socastee, S.C., 5:45 p.m. Saturday

Southeast Raleigh opened with a sparkling 18-13 win over Fayetteville Britt. It travels to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a Saturday game against Socastee.

Other games

Cary at Cardinal Gibbons, 7 p.m.

Cary (0-1) beat Gibbons (0-1) last year 47-26. Cary lost seven of the next nine , and Gibbons won eight of its last 11.

Corinth Holders at Clayton, 7 p.m.

Both teams lost late in their openers. Clayton rolled up 643 yards but couldn’t stop the run in its 56-53 loss to Cleveland. Corinth fell to Northern Nash 24-20.

Carrboro at East Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.

Carrboro’s Trai Sharp was sensational in an opening 39-38 win over Cedar Ridge. He rushed for 335 yards and scored four touchdowns. East Chapel Hill was pounded by Northwood 65-0.

Louisburg at Franklinton

Louisburg (1-0) beat North Johnston 49-21 and Franklinton (1-0) topped Goldsboro 29-20.

Durham Riverside at Fuquay-Varina, 7 p.m.

Fuquay-Varina (0-1) was led by DaMarcus Williams’ 140 yards in the loss. Riverside (0-1) lost 45-21 to Chapel Hill.

Rolesville at Heritage, 7 p.m.

Heritage (1-0) will play nearby Rolesville (0-1) in what should develop into a solid rivalry.

Wake Christian at Charlotte Hickory Grove, 7 p.m.

Wake Christian (1-0) lost to Hickory Grove (0-1) 48-0 last year.

Cary Christian at Hobgood Academy

Cary Christian should contend for the North Carolina eight-man football title this year.

Princeton at Midway

Princeton (1-0) displayed a varied offense in a win over East Carteret last week. Midway (1-0) beat Hobbton 35-6.

Davidson Day at North Raleigh Christian

Davidson Day has won three consecutive NCISAA titles, including a 69-28 win over Harrells Christian in the Division II final in 2013. Davidson Day pounded Albemarle 43-7 last week. North Raleigh Christian lost to Concord Cannon 33-13 in the opener.

Providence Day at Ravenscroft, 7 p.m.

Ravenscroft’s games against Charlotte area schools are critical to the Ravens’ playoff hopes. Providence Day lost to Charlotte Catholic 35-23 last week. Ravenscroft topped Northern Vance 49-21.

Green Hope at Sanderson, 7 p.m.

Sanderson’s defense did not allow a point in a 13-7 loss to Knightdale last week. Green Hope (1-0) rallied to beat Cardinal Gibbons 24-23.

Southern Wayne at Smithfield-Selma

Southern Wayne didn’t score against reigning 1AA state champion Warsaw Kenan in its opener. SSS scored, but was stymied for much of the game against West Johnston.

Kinston Parrott at St. David’s

Former N.C. State quarterback Daniel Evans makes his head coaching debut for St. David’s.

West Johnston at South Johnston, 7 p.m.

West Johnston relied on the production of Tre Frederick and Cameron Williams on offense and played great team defense against Smithfield-Selma. South Johnston hung tough against East Wake, trailing by a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Cedar Ridge at Southern Vance

Cedar Ridge’s Peyton Pappas passed for 334 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three touchdowns in a 39-38 loss to Carrboro. Southern Vance was pounded by Elizabeth City Northeastern 40-0.

Other games

Ayden-Grifton at Greenville Conley

Bertie at Manteo

Cape Fear at Fayetteville Westover

Chatham Central at Jordan-Mathews

Clinton at East Duplin

Clover (S.C.) at Forestview

Currituck at Camden County

Douglas Byrd at Southern Pines Pinecrest

East Bladen at Whiteville

East Carteret at West Carteret

Eastern Wayne at Goldsboro

Farmville Central at North Lenoir

Granville Central at Rocky Mount Prep

Greene Central at C.B. Aycock

Greenville County (Va.) at Weldon

Harnett Central at Western Harnett

Hunt at Hertford County

Jacksonville at Jones Senior

James Kenan at Wallace-Rose Hill

Kestrel Heights at Walkertown

Kinston at Nash Central

Laney at Greenville Rose

Lejeune at Spring Creek

Mattamuskeet at Cape Hatteras

New Bern at Havelock

North Brunswick at Rocky Point Trask

North Duplin at Northside-Pinetown

North Moore at Union Pines

North Pitt at South Creek

Northampton at Northwest Halifax

Northeastern at Northern Nash

Northside-Jax at White Oak

Page at Northern Guilford

Pamlico at Lakewood

Pasquotank at Gates County

Person at George Washington (Va.)

Pine Forest at Lumberton

Plymouth at Riverside-Martin

Princeton at Midway

Red Springs at Pembroke Swett

Richlands at Croatan

Rocky Mount at J.F. Webb, 7 p.m.

Rosewood at Southside

Scottland County at Fayetteville Britt

South View at Gray’s Creek

Southeast Halifax at Hobbton

Southern Nash at Beddingfield

SW Edgecombe at North Edgecombe

Swansboro at Ashley

Terry Sanford at Seventy-First

Topsail at Pender

Triton at Overhills

Warren County at Northern Vance

Washington at Tarboro

West Craven South Central

West Davidson at South Davidson

Saturday game

New Hanover vs. S. Florence (S.C.) at Myrtle Beach, 8:30 p.m.