Northwood, Western Harnett hit the road tonight

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Northwood (6-2, 2-2) at Northern Vance (0-8, 0-4) - 7 p.m.

Southern outscored the Chargers 56-54 last Friday night in a game which included seven touchdowns, four by Southern, in the third quarter alone.

Charger quarterback Ti Pinnix went 23-for-35 for 335 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while running for four touchdowns. Kadarus Rone caught nine passes for 104 yards and rushed 23 times for 93 yards. Receiver Imoh Udoh caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Southern gained 419 yards through the air and a Charger two-point play with 0:38 came up short.

The Charger offense which tallied 79 points three weeks ago in a win versus Cedar Ridge and has put up lots of points and yards all year, should have another big night tonight.

Western Harnett (3-5, 1-1) at South Johnston (2-6, 1-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Last meeting - Western Harnett 26, South Johnston 17 (Oct. 17, 2008)

Western Harnett routed Smithfield-Selma 47-14 for the Eagles' first Two Rivers victory last Friday.

The Eagles have boosted their offense up to 206 rushing yards per game as a major reason for winning three of their last four games. Laron Gilchrist leads the Eagles with 473 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Five more Eagle backs have more than 100 rushing yards for the season.

Western Harnett's defense has come up with eight interceptions on the season. Junior Austin Wright leads the Eagle defense with 66 tackles.

South Johnston won 31-28 over Corinth Holders to snap a three-game losing streak last week.

Union Pines (4-5, 1-3) at Douglas Byrd (7-2, 4-0) - 7:30 p.m.

Last season - Douglas Byrd 42, Union Pines 7

Following a win over Westover to begin Cape Fear Valley play, the Vikings have lost three straight and allowed 52 or more points in the losses to Terry Sanford, Lee County and Southern Lee - three squads Douglas Byrd's already topped in leading the CFVC race.

Senior running back Kaleb Johnson was the main bright spot for the Vikings versus Southern Lee last Friday, carrying 19 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Purnell Swett (2-6, 0-2) at Pinecrest (7-1, 1-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Last season - Pinecrest 20, Purnell Swett 7

Last Friday's battle of unbeatens in the Southeastern Conference turned into a blowout as host Scotland led the Patriots 61-0 at halftime and won 79-28.

Pinecrest gets homecoming and Purnell Swett to try and regroup, yet not look ahead, before another big game against Richmond County next Friday.

Smithfield-Selma (0-8, 0-2) at Triton (6-2, 1-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Last meeting - Triton 26, Smithfield-Selma 7 (Aug. 20, 2010)

With a 31-28 win over the Hawks last Friday, Cleveland took up the pole position for the Two Rivers Conference. The Hawks get to host winless Smithfield-Selma tonight.

Senior running back Zach Wade leads the Hawks with 676 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Senior tight end Matthew Webb is Triton's leading receiver with 18 catches, 286 yards and three touchdowns.

Overhills (2-6, 0-3) at Pine Forest (8-1, 3-1) - 7:30 p.m.

Last meeting - Pine Forest 21, Overhills 19 (Sept. 19, 2008)

Overhills has to try to stop a four-game losing streak, following a 38-16 loss to Seventy-First last Friday, against the Trojans.

Pine Forest is a half-game behind Jack Britt and tied with South View at the top of the Mid-South Athletic standings. The Trojans rolled to a 31-3 win at Cape Fear last Friday.

East Montgomery (5-4, 4-2) at North Moore (1-8, 1-5) - 7:30 p.m.

Last season - East Montgomery 45, North Moore 0

The Mustangs get a tough Yadkin Valley foe for their home finale tonight. North Moore lost 55-0 to Albemarle last week. The Eagles beat South Davidson 48-8 last Friday.

Union Academy (4-3, 3-2) at Chatham Central (1-7, 0-5) - 7:30 p.m.

First meeting

Chatham Central welcomes Yadkin Valley newcomer Union Academy for Military Appreciation Night in Bear Creek tonight. There will be a special presentation at 7 p.m. and all military personnel will be honored at halftime. All veterans, retirees, reservists, National Guard and active duty military personnel are invited. Admission will be free for military personnel and all are invited to take part in the program.

Last time out, the Bears fell 30-12 to South Stanly. Two Fridays ago, the Cardinals rolled to a 55-6 win over North Moore, then had a bye last Friday.

Carrboro (4-4, 1-1) at Jordan-Matthews (2-6, 0-2) - 7:30 p.m.

First meeting

Carrboro is the Jet homecoming guest tonight in Siler City. Both squads lost Mid-State games last Friday, Jordan-Matthews fell 30-15 to Graham and Carrboro lost 37-20 to Cummings.

Carrboro was state runner-up, with a 15-1 record, and champ of the old Carolina 12 Conference last season.