Harnett Central at East Wake, 7
If East Wake wins its final two regular season games, the worst it can finish is in a tie for second place in the conference. The Warriors can take a step in that direction with a win this Friday against Harnett Central, a team that has been pushed around in Greater Neuse River play. The Trojans were outscored by an average of 47-9 in their league games against Clayton, Southeast Raleigh, Knightdale and Garner. East Wake closes the season against a team that clearly poses a more serious challenge. Area No. 1 Knightdale will be looking to complete a 6-0 conference season when it hosts the Warriors on Nov. 8.
Corinth Holders at Smithfield-Selma, 7:30
On paper, Corinth Holders needs to win out to ensure itself of a playoff bid in its first season of 3A play. But if they can get to seven wins, the Pirates are probably playoff bound as a wild card team. The Pirates are a win away from that mark as they prepare for their first meeting with Smithfield-Selma. SSS must figure out a way to slow down the Pirates passing attack.
Knightdale has Friday off
After beating Greater Neuse River power Garner last week, the Knights get a week off to regroup before concluding the regular season with a home game against highway rival East Wake. With one final win, the areas No. 1 team would enter the 4A state playoffs with a 9-1 record. Knightdales only loss this season was to Heritage, 23-22, on Sept. 6.
East Wake head coach
Weve got to solidify ourselves and were still trying to steal away a playoff position with a win (against) Harnett Central and a game (at) Knightdale. (Knightdale) is a great rivalry game you never know whats going to happen on a Friday night. We could find ourselves in the playoffs and playing in three weeks. We still have that goal. As a team, were not ready to wrap things up.
Greater Neuse River 4A
Two Rivers 3A