With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.
Jordan High School celebrated a memorable homecoming in a huge way, knocking off Roxboro Person 17-14 Friday for the Falcons’ first victory of the season. The win snapped the Falcons’ 16-game losing streak that stretched back to week two of last season and was the team’s first PAC-6 4-A victory since 2011.
Four of the preseason Big Eight 3-A Conference powers, all of whom have lived up to their billings, are in action Friday, Oct. 17. In Pittsboro, reigning Big Eight and state 3-AA state champion Southern (7-0, 3-0 Big Eight) visits Northwood (6-1, 2-1) at 7, while in Hillsborough, Orange (7-0, 3-0) hosts Chapel Hill (6-1, 2-1).
Postponed, suspended Friday night high school football games to be made up tonight (Saturday, Oct. 11) and Monday. Only two games officially completed.
Defending PAC-6 champion Hillside opened its conference season with an abbreviated by impressive win Friday, stopping Jordan 27-0 before a thunderstorm ended the game at halftime.
The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).
East Chapel Hill rolled through the PAC-6 4-A girls’ tennis tournament on Wednesday, taking championships in singles and doubles along the way.
Nicholas Walker won the boys’ race and Eliza Dekker won the girls’ race for the second straight year in the City-County Cross Country meet at Durham Academy on Tuesday.
Southeastern 4-A Conference power Southern Pines Pinecrest (6-0) easily handled winless Jordan 48-6 Friday night on Jordan’s home turf.
UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH
There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.
With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.
Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.
The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.
One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.
Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.
Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.
Nehemiah Harris and Tray Staton scored two touchdowns apiece to lead Holly Springs to an overpowering 48-10 victory over visiting Jordan on Friday night.
Jordan’s lack of focus Friday led to a 41-0 shutout loss at home against Cary Panther Creek (2-1). The loss dropped Jordan to 0-4 on the season.
North Carolina junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe has been praised for his work in the locker room this season. Soon the Jordan High School product expects to make an impact on the field as well.
For Jordan and head coach LaDwaun Harrison, the only consistency this season has been found in the loss column. The trend didn’t change Friday night as Jordan fell to 0-3 following a 41-21 loss on the road to Green Hope (3-0).
Jordan's Clayton Cockerham's two interceptions, one returned for a game-tying score.weren't enough to derail the mighty ground game of Enloe, which struggled against the Falcons’ nasty defense but squeaked out a 14-7 win on some fourth-quarter heroics Thursday night.