HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chargers welcome Chapel Hill tonight
Chapel Hill (3-6, 2-3) at Northwood (7-2, 3-2) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Chapel Hill 28, Northwood 7
The Charger offense had another big night in a 51-17 win over Northern Vance last week leading to their regular-season home finale tonight.
Kadarus Rone rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown last Friday while Montel Goods went for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Ti Pinnix added a 59-yard touchdown run.
Northwood, in its first year as a 3A program, has already topped its win total from its last 2A season.
Chapel Hill's defeated the Chargers three straight years. The Tigers fell 47-36 at Cardinal Gibbons, which is undefeated in Big Eight play and Northwood's opponent next Friday night, last Friday.
Jordan-Matthews (3-6, 1-2) at Bartlett Yancey (2-7, 0-3) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Bartlett Yancey 20, Jordan-Matthews 16
The Jets scored through the air and on the ground to stop a six-game losing streak with a 28-7 win over Carrboro last Friday. They even went through the air with both of their quarterbacks, with Josh Hudson and Rahman Mateen tossing a touchdown pass. Trajan Glover rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Even with the losing streak, a win tonight and a win at home versus Cummings next week, the Jets can still finish with a winning conference mark, in the top half of the Mid-State Conference and get a playoff berth.
North Moore (1-9, 1-6) at Chatham Central (1-8, 0-6) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Chatham Central 46, North Moore 2
The Mustangs are the guests for Chatham Central's homecoming tonight. The Bears have won three straight in their series with North Moore.
Both squads lost one-sided games last Friday. Union Academy beat the Bears 57-8 while East Montgomery beat the Mustangs 40-6.
North Moore has the most-recent victory, a 41-0 win over South Davidson four weeks ago.
Western Harnett (4-5, 2-1) at Triton (7-2, 2-1) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Triton 49, Western Harnett 30
This contest is likely to put the victor in sole possession of second place in the Two Rivers Conference. Triton's defeated the Eagles seven straight seasons.
The Eagles started 0-4 but have won four of five since then, with a 47-14 win over Smithfield-Selma two weeks ago and a 29-22 win at South Johnston last week. Triton beat Smithfield-Selma 48-14 last Friday.
Triton's Emmanuel Myles intercepted his fourth pass of the season and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown in the win over the Spartans. DeAngelo Harris had a touchdown rushing and another receiving, giving him seven and three touchdowns in those categories for the season. Harris is one of eight Hawks who've run for touchdowns.
The Eagles pounded out the win over South Johnston with 366 rushing yards and no passing attempts.
South Johnston led 15-6 at halftime and Western Harnett gained its first lead of the game on a 6-yard touchdown run by Gartrel Barnes with 10:20 left in the game. Laron Gilchrist led the Eagles with 22 carries for 164 yards and a touchdown.
E.E. Smith (4-5, 0-4) at Overhills (2-7, 0-4) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - E.E. Smith 31, Overhills 26
Despite some non-conference wins, the Golden Bulls and Jaguars are looking for their first Mid-South Athletic Conference wins in the regular-season home finale at Overhills tonight.
Overhills led Pine Forest 20-13 at halftime and 26-23 in the third quarter before falling 48-38 last Friday. Junior Tylo Rogers had 260 yards and three touchdowns passing for the Jaguars.
Harnett Central (1-7, 0-4) at East Wake (3-6, 2-2) - 7 p.m.
Last season - East Wake 23, Harnett Central 17
The Trojans had a bye week to get ready for East Wake, and regroup from a 62-6 loss at Garner. A 38-14 loss to Southeast Raleigh is the closest conference game the Trojans have played.
East Wake is averaging 30.9 points per game. The Warriors fell 35-26 at Clayton last week following a 30-24 win versus West Johnston two weeks ago.
Richmond (8-1, 3-0) at Pinecrest (8-1, 2-1) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Richmond 27, Pinecrest 18
Pinecrest's excellent season didn't lead to success in a Southeastern Conference showdown versus Scotland two weeks ago. The Patriots faced the Raiders and their 383 rushing yards per game tonight.
Pinecrest, except versus the Scots, has routinely been topping 50 points with its offense. Troy Roper rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Jackson Maples kicked field goals from 46, 47 and 50 yards in Pinecrest's 51-34 win over Purnell Swett last Friday. The Patriots jumped out to a 23-0 lead.
Richmond's routed Purnell Swett and Lumberton by a combined 105-6 the last two Fridays. Richmond's road trips have included a 62-37 win at Jack Britt and a 35-23 win at Hoke County.
The Raider rushing is led by senior running back Diquon Cox with 1,068 yards, 10.7 yards per carry and 15 touchdowns and senior quarterback Brent Flowers with 776 yards, 10.2 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns.
Gray's Creek (4-5, 2-2) at Union Pines (4-6, 1-4) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Gray's Creek 42, Union Pines 14
Playing for the 11th straight week, the Vikings play their season finale a week earlier than most squads versus the Bears tonight.
Union Pines was 4-2 earlier this season but now have four straight losses, with a 49-0 loss at Douglas Byrd last Friday. The Viking offense generated yards and points in the rest of the CFVC contests, but not versus the Eagles.
Gray's Creek comes in off a bye week and a 28-14 loss to Terry Sanford two weeks ago.