With all the rushing prowess and high-powered passing on display, who would have thought the difference in Chapel Hill’s 30-28 victory over a stubborn Cedar Ridge squad would have been a scoring play by a hulking, 300-pound defensive lineman.
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.
Red Wolves get the job done in the fourth quarter.
The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics had three of the first five individual finishers to take win the state’s 2-A boys’ cross country team championship at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex — formerly Beeson Park — in Kernersville Saturday. Complete area results for all four classifications, all local teams and runners.
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.
Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and Research Triangle High School are among the favorites to take home state cross country championships in their classifications Saturday at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.
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.
Powerful Southern Durham piled up more than 500 yards of offense to blast Cedar Ridge 68-10 and move one step closer to a Big 8-3A showdown with Orange in a battle of conference unbeatens.
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.
It wasn’t a bowl victory, but for the Red Wolves, getting the monkey of a winless season off their backs with a narrow 24-17 win over Oxford Webb Friday night — on homecoming weekend, no less — was cause for unbridled celebration.
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).