Thursday, October 13, 2011

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 9

Week 9 of the high school football season is here and the conference races are coming down to the wire. Teams are playing their best football as they look to separate themselves into groups of contenders for long playoff runs. Fans are getting excited just thinking about potential playoff matchups in only a few short weeks.

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week

Carolina Gridiron always looks for best matchups around the state, and this week we believe we’ve found a game that meets all of the requirements of becoming legendary. The FAIR Rankings presented by Carolina Gridiron are one way of comparing teams based on a mathematic formula. This week’s teams are both ranked highly in the 4A rankings as well as multiple media polls and power rankings. This week’s matchup features the #1 ranked 4A Lumberton Pirates traveling to face the traditional power Richmond County Raiders in Southeastern 4A Conference action.

The 7-0 Pirates, coached by Mike Brill, don’t score many points, but they give up even fewer. Lumberton has only given up 75 points the entire season, beating teams like Jack Britt, South View, and 71st along the way.

Richmond, 6-1 so far this season, is led by Coach Paul Hoggard. The Raiders move the ball well on offense, averaging 43 points a game. But, Richmond is also proud of their defense, with defensive lineman Antoine Crouch and defensive back Stephen Houston recently being named to the Shrine Bowl roster.

Last year, Richmond beat Lumberton 35-14, but this year the Pirates are looking to exact some revenge on the Raiders’ home turf.

It looks to be a good game Friday night in Rockingham. Be sure to support your local team this Friday.