Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Two Games Highlight Thursday Night in Central NC

This Thursday night, North Carolina high school football fans could be in for a treat, as two games in the central part of the state highlight the evening.  Due to the weather last week, Clayton will take on Garner, while Middle Creek is scheduled to take on Fuquay-Varina.

Two highlight these two matchups, let's take a closer at each one below:

Fuquay-Varina (6-2) at Middle Creek (7-0)

Great matchup, as Middle Creek comes in undefeated overall and in conference play, while Fuquay-Varina isn't far behind them in the Southwest Wake 4A Conference, as they sit 4-1 in conference play. 

Last Year's Matchup: Middle Creek won 17-14

Players to Watch:

Middle Creek – Quarterback Dominique Shoffner (1,030 passing yards/ 11 TD/ 2 INT); Running Back De'Andre Jones (330 yards rushing, averaging 7.5 ypc), Wide Receiver Shammond Hicks (9 receptions, 238 yards, 26.4ypc, 4 TD); Wide Receiver Riley Frederiksen (314 receiving yards, 3 TD)

Stats: Offense: Averaging 47.3 ppg / Defense: Averaging 9.3 ppg

Fuquay-Varina – Running Back Tyrus Townsend; Running Back David Honeycutt; Quarterback Chris Canada, Running Back Michael Roberson

Stats: Offense: Averaging 30.8 ppg / Defense: Averaging 18.6 ppg


Clayton (6-1) at Garner (6-1)

Both teams are sitting at 6-1 overall and both are 3-0 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference.  Winner of this one will be tied at the top with West Johnston, who sits at 7-0 on the season right now.

Last Year's Matchup: Garner won 37-14

Players to Watch:

Garner – Running Back Collin Eaddy (386 yards, 9.7 ypc); Running Back Donovan Evans (250 yards); Running back Anthony Stephenson (57 carries, 366 yards); Matthew Butler (49 tackles, 19.0 TFL)

Stats: Offense: Averaging 41.4 ppg / Defense: 12.1 ppg

Clayton – Quarterback Austin Cagle (681 yards passing, 6 TD); Quarterback Landen Leiser (1,054 yards, 14 TD/ 8 INT); Brock Swackhammer (68 rushes, 382 yards, 4 TD); Wide Receiver Devin Carter (57 receptions, 962 yards, 15 TD)

Stats: Offense: Averaging 35.9 ppg / Defense: 21.9 ppg