Cap 7 dominates N&O football rankings; Leesville makes a bid for the top
Eldridge leads undefeated Wildcats
Millbrook's Kass shines in victory
Millbrook, the No. 1 team in the N&O rankings, beat Northern Durham 55-14.
WENDELL — Millbrook’s defense can no longer be looked at as the weak link on the team.
Defensive coach Josh Pardue’s squad recovered five fumbles, intercepted two passes and blocked a 20-yard field goal try to preserve the shutout in the Wildcats’ 49-0 victory over host East Wake.
Most area high school football games have been moved from Friday to Thursday to avoid Friday's expected high winds and rain.
Friday night games are: Southeast Raleigh at Enloe (7 p.m.), Middle Creek at Sanderson (7 p.m.), Millbrook at East Wake (7:30); Panther Creek at Broughton (7); Rocky Mount at Northern Vance (7:30)
(7 p.m. start times unless otherwise noted)
Anson at Richmond, 7:30
Apex at Leesville Road
Burlington Cummings at Reidsville
Cardinal Gibbons at Carrboro
Cedar Ridge at East Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill at Smithfield-Selma, 7:30
Dixon at Princeton
Durham Riverside at Garner
East Carteret at East Bladen, 6:30
East Duplin at Pender, 7:30
Edenton Holmes at Plymouth, 7:30
Fuquay-Varina at Holly Springs, 7:30
Green Hope at Erwin Triton, 7:30
Greenville Rose at New Hanover
Hillside at Goldsboro, 7:30
Hoke County at Pembroke Swett
Kinston at North Lenoir, 7:30
Lee County at Western Harnett, 7:30
Louisburg at Franklinton, 7:30
Oxford Webb at Southern Vance, 7:30
Ravenscroft at Chatham Central, 7
Saint Pauls at Southern Pines Pinecrest
South Johnston at Clayton
Southern Lee at Greensboro Page
Tarboro at Northern Nash
WF-Rolesville at Southern Durham
Wakefield at Knightdale
Warsaw Kenan at Rocky Point Trask
West Johnston at North Johnston
Wilmington Laney at Havelock
Wilson Hunt at Wilson Fike, 7:30
Wake Forest-Rolesville and Millbrook remain Nos. 1 and 2.
Millbrook defeated Knightdale, 48-19.
Millbrook’s 34-0 victory over Garner ended the Trojans’ 77-game scoring streak and was only the second time in 22 years that Garner had been held without a point.
Clayton played Garner to a 0-0 tie in 1986 and Wilmington Laney stopped Garner's 199-game scoring streak in a third-round playoff game in 2001.Garner had scored in 276 of its previous 277 games before Millbrook posted the shutout.
The N&O will have writers scattered throughout the area tonight for the start of the high school football season.
We plan to have boxscores on all of the games, but we expect to have reporters at:
Millbrook at Garner, David Justice, who is starting his 36th year covering high school sports
Chapel Hill at Cedar Ridge, Bonita Best
Clayton at Sanderson, Clay Best
Middle Creek at Northern Durham, Terry Hill
West Johnston at Athens Drive, Dave Malenick
Southern Vance at Durham Hillside, Javier Serna
Scores and boxscores should be available at High School Extra throughout the night, along with the night's most outstanding performances.
In addition, Tucker Frazier will be at Green Hope's boys soccer game today in Wilson against 2007 4-A champion Broughton.