Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday NC Preview: High School Football Week 5

We got three games on the schedule this coming Thursday in North Carolina, as Carolina Gridiron wants to give you a small preview of the matchups coming up.

Cherokee (3-1) vs #15 Smoky Mountain (3-0)
Cherokee comes rolling into town to take on Smoky Mountain Thursday night, as the Mustangs are undefeated on the season at 3-0.  The Braves are 2-0 on the road this season, with a recent win coming against Cosby (TN) last week, 42-0.  This is one of three straight road games for the Braves but they will have their hands full against a Smoky Mountain team that is averaging 164 yards passing and 237 rushing yards a game.  Senior Matthew Ridley has been averaging 199 yards per game on the ground, while quarterback Cole Hooper has completed 60 percent of his passes this season.

Ravenscroft (2-2) vs Trinity Christian (2-1)
Ravenscroft has been hitting the road early this season and now have another road game against Trinity Christian, who comes in on the season 2-1.  The Ravens have struggled at times against offensive teams, as they have given up over 40 points in both of their losses.  The Crusaders is coming off their own 40-0 dominate win against Fayetteville Christian last week.

Walkertown (1-3) vs West Stokes (3-1)
After starting off with a Week 1 win, Walkertown has lost three straight by a total of 139-14 and now hit the road to take on West Stokes.  The Wolfpack have struggled offensively this season and will need to have one of the better games early on this season to come away with the road win.  West Stokes have now won two straight after their home loss against Mount Airy and certainly have the players to put up points, as they have averaged 28.25 points per game.  These two teams met up last year, as West Stokes took home the narrow 24-21 win on the road.