Friday prep football
By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
Are you ready for some football? Opening day is finally here.
All 11 teams in the News-Argus readership area kick off their respective 2010 campaigns this evening. Six teams are at home, while five will travel in various directions.
* Carolina 1-A Conference champion Goldsboro begins the year with a date at Wilmington New Hanover. Each team reached the N.C. High School Athletic Association regional championship in their respective classification a year ago.
* Charles B. Aycock, picked third in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference poll, visits Northern Carolina 2-A member Bunn. The Golden Falcons forced five turnovers and claimed a come-from-behind, 39-38 victory during last year's three-hour affair in Pikeville.
* Eastern Wayne starts the season with a contest at Big East 3-A heavyweight Wilson Hunt. The visiting Warriors gained some confidence in a multiple-team scrimmage last week at Wilmington Ashley.
* Southern Wayne treks to Vanceboro for a meeting against Coastal 3-A powerhouse West Craven. The Saints are 2-3 in season-opening games against the Eagles.
* Rosewood entertains Wake Christian in a rematch of last year's season opener, while Spring Creek hopes to knock off South Lenoir in "The Swamp" at Seven Springs. The Eagles blocked a fourth-quarter PAT and escaped with a 13-12 victory last season. The Gators hope to present third-year head coach Aaron Sanders with his first-ever, season-opening win.
* North Duplin enters its home battle against Southside minus two returning starters, who are attending a family funeral. The Rebels are one of six teams who qualified for the postseason in 2009.
* Princeton welcomes perennial power Hobbton. The Dawgs won both meetings last season, including a second-round playoff game at home.
* Border rivals Greene Central and North Lenoir face good, opening-game tests. The Rams venture to Winterville for a contest against Coastal 3-A member South Central. The Hawks welcome perennial 2-A power East Duplin.
* Clinton invades Bill Taylor Field for a non-conference affair against Tri-County 1-A member James Kenan. The Tigers return seven starters off last year's team that finished 7-6 overall and got bumped in the second round of the NCHSAA 1-AA playoffs.
All games commence at 7:30 p.m.
Other Local Sports
- S. Wayne - W. Craven box
- Local Preps Digest
- Eastern Wayne blanked at Hunt
- Southern Wayne can't hold early lead
- N. Duplin - Southside box
- Wooten's 10-yar scamper seals Rosewood victory
- S. Creek - S. Lenoir box
- Rosewood-Wake Christian box
- Fumbles hurt Gators in loss to South Lenoir
- Rams' defense can't slow Falcons' running game