Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 4

Mother Nature has apparently not been a fan of football the past two weeks, causing massive cancellations and postponements. This week though, the skies are blue, the temperature isn’t as oppressive as it has been, and it’s time for more high school football. Make sure you go out and support your local team this Friday night.

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 4

There are a lot of good matchups in the state of North Carolina this week, but one game caught the eye of everyone at Carolina Gridiron as possibly the best game of the entire season. Two top-5 caliber 3A teams, each with their own unique styles, battling it out in one of North Carolina’s nicer stadiums was just too much to pass up. This week’s game of the week is the Burns Bulldogs at the South Point Red Raiders.

Carolina Gridiron has seen both teams in action this year, Burns at the Cleveland County Jamboree and South Point when they played at Lincolnton in Week 2. Each team knows exactly what their strengths are and will play to them fully. Burns has a standout quarterback, Brandon Littlejohn, who has accounted for ridiculous amount of yards and touchdowns in his career and has helped the Bulldogs win each game this season by an average of 23 points.

One thing local football fans know is that any team coached by Matt Beam will have one of the hardest hitting defenses around. And that is exactly what the Bulldogs will need to do to battle against the Red Bone option offense of South Point. Coach Mickey Lineberger is in his first year as head coach of the Red Raiders, but his team isn’t playing like it. Led by bruising fullback Troy Leeper, the Red Raiders have averaged over 50 points a game in the first three weeks.

The Red Raider defense is stout as well, only giving up 27 points this season. With preseason All-Gridiron cornerback Ramon Costner manning one side of the field, opponents have found their options limited. Both teams aren’t afraid to line it up and play smash mouth football and fight it out for four quarters.

It’s going to be a good one in Belmont on Friday night.