Orange and Southern meet in the area game of the year Friday, Nov. 8, the first meeting of the Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leaders as fellow 3-A members. But while Friday's regular-season finale will decide the Big Eight title, it might not be the last time the two face off this season. Two of the top 3-A programs in the state, they could very well face each other again in the playoffs. Both teams have already locked up playoff berths. A look at all 10 high school games involving area teams on Friday's schedule. Note: Northern-Riverside tonight is at Riverside.
A winning season in the bag, Riverside coach David Hackney wants more.
With only two games remaining in the regular season, the races for the three playoff berths up for grabs in each of the area’s five NCHSAA football conferences is red hot.
South Granville (2-A), Chapel Hill (3-A) advance to state semifinals ... Cedar Ridge (3-A), Voyager Academy (1-A) are eliminated ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill loses in state independent schools 2-A title match.
Evans rushes for 313 yards as Pirates ruin Jordan's homecoming
PAC-6 4-A champion Riverside won its 26th straight match on Thursday in a grueling five-set contest at home against Cap Eight 4-A Conference champion Broughton (18-3) to reach the quarterfinals of the state 4-A playoffs. Also advancing Thursday were Chapel Hill, Cedar Ridge, Voyager Academy and South Granville. Eliminated were Roxboro Community School and Carrboro.
In Durham, PAC-6 4-A co-leaders Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6) and Hillside (5-2, 2-0 PAC-6) meet at Hillside’s Russell Blunt Stadium at 7 p.m., but Hillside is a prohibitive favorite despite Northern’s two-game win streak. The Northern-Hillside matchup is one of only two between league leaders tonight. ... In Louisburg, Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference co-leaders Granville Central (5-3, 2-0 T-R) and Louisburg (5-3, 2-0 T-R) lace ’em up. ... At Jordan, Riverside (5-3, 2-1 PAC-6) will try to shrug off a 35-21 home loss to powerful Hillside and shouldn’t have much trouble as the Pirates visit injury-riddled Jordan (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6). A look at all of Friday's area high school football games.
Carrboro advances to state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis quarterfinals with shutout of Durham School of the Arts ... Chapel Hill claims Big Eight 3-A Conference boys' soccer title with win over Cardinal Gibbons ... In PAC-6 4-A boys' soccer, Jordan tops rival East Chapel Hill and Riverside upsets Northern on road ...
45-year-old Derryl Britt, 1-19 during his only season as the Unicorns’ girls’ basketball coach last season, has been named to replace Myles and will continue to coach the girls' team as well.
The Big Purple played at times as though it was in a purple haze, but the never-say-die Riverside team clawed back Tuesday night to win a 3-2 heart stopper (20-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 15-5) against an equally determined Fuquay-Varina squad to advance to the third round of the state 4-A volleyball playoffs. “That was like a 15-round fight, man,” said a jubilant Riverside coach Mike Hodge. “That was a thriller. That’s probably the toughest match we’ve played all year.”
5-4, 185-pound back is a star for Riverside, but college coaches are scared off by Joel Evans' lack of height. ... Carrboro's Trai Sharp is lost for the year ... Northwood, Southern coaches take a look back at 56-54 offensive explosion.
Riverside became the latest wannabe PAC-6 4-A David to fall to Hillside’s Goliath, 35-21, at its own Linny Wrenn Stadium Friday night.
Conference football season is in full swing and the two biggest games in the spotlight Friday will be Hillside at Riverside (7 p.m.) in the PAC-6 4-A and Northwood at Southern (7 p.m.) in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.
First round state volleyball playoffs are all scheduled Saturday with start times ranging from noon to 6 p.m. ... Girls' tennis qualifiers open state individual tournament play today at four sites (Greenville, Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville).