Here's what's on the schedule in the Garner and Johnston County area and a few things to look for before you head out to the game tonight...
(7) Broughton (6-5) at (2) Garner (9-2)
These two teams met in the second week of the regular-season with Broughton eeking out a 21-20 win but oh how things have changed since then. The Trojans have won nine straight and are sure to give standout receiver Justin Burris (who scored three touchdowns all covering 75 yards or more in the first meeting) plenty of attention on Friday night.
What to Watch For? Just how do the Trojans defend or negate Burris' impact? Is it double-coverage or just a good old fashioned big pass rush that makes it tough for Broughton to get off a pass to anybody? You'll see a mix of both, more than likely.
(5) Wilmington Hoggard (4-7) at (4) Clayton (6-5)
Both teams are coming off of big victories. Hoggard upset rival New Hanover on Friday night to earn a top-three finish in the conference and a playoff spot, while Clayton wrapped up its first winning season since 2005 with a thumping of old time rival Smithfield-Selma. The Comets will look to keep their multi-faceted ball-control attack rolling come Friday night.