Corinth Holders at South Johnston, 7:30 p.m.
Corinth Holders makes its first trip to meet Johnston County rival South Johnston. The Pirates’ passing attack led by Cole Sakowski is one of the most efficient in the state (175.7 efficiency rating), so a week after struggling against Triton’s rushing attack, South’s defense must switch its focus to the air.
The Trojans will look for big plays in their passing attack and on special teams, which were two trademarks of big South Johnston wins in previous years.
Triton at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Two teams that have finished 1-2 in their conference the past two seasons meet in an early Two Rivers 3A Conference clash. Triton has used special-teams play and turnovers to make the difference the past two seasons against Cleveland. But the first order of business for any Hawk opponent is slowing down the winged-t running attack.
Clayton is idle this week.
Clayton High coach after a 35-28 loss to Garner
“I can’t thank my coaches enough, especially Anthony Barbour and Alan West, for the work they put in after the (52-27) loss to Knightdale. That wasn’t us in that game. But we kept believing in what we do as a team and just got back to work, stepped back up and got after it. They did just that.”
Two Rivers 3A
Greater Neuse River 4A