Thursday, September 1, 2011

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 3

College football kicks off this week, and the NFL next week, but it’s week 3 in the high school football season, and for many Friday nights are where the real football is played. Teams have had two games to figure out their strengths and weaknesses and only a few games remain before the important conference schedules begin.

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week

Carolina Gridiron always looks to cover the best games in our area. Sometimes, there are tough choices to make and other times a game just jumps out as “the game” to go to. This week, a battle of reigning state champions and county rivals makes the choice easy as to where to go. The Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 3 is West Rowan at Salisbury.

West Rowan began the season on a 46 game winning streak and three straight 3A titles. Although upset by upcoming 4A power Mooresville in Week 1, the Falcons are still one of the favorites to make another deep run in the playoffs and compete for a state title. Led by head coach Scott Young, West Rowan can score points in bunches and one of the reasons for that is preseason All-Gridiron running back Dinkin Miller. On defense, the success of the Falcons depends on how upcoming players can replace a former D1 level cornerback (Dominique Noble – Ga Tech).

The Salisbury Hornets are led by one of the most loved coaches in the Piedmont, Joe Pinyan. Coach Pinyan has made a name for himself by always being available to talk with anyone about Salisbury football. The Hornets have to replace some serious firepower from last year’s offense (QB John Knox – Charleston and RB Romar Morris – UNC). Coming off a 2AA championship year, the strength of the 2011 Hornets may be on defense where preseason All-Gridiron linebacker Kavari Hillie looks to control the middle of the field.

It looks to be a good game in Salisbury on Friday night. Follow the action in the stands or on our Twitter, @NCGridiron. If you can’t make this game, be sure to support your high school athletics by visiting your local team this Friday night.