Week 3 football matchups

September 2, 2013 

Cary’s Carter Cole (left) and Trevion Hackney (right) talk during the season opener against Broughton.

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Football matchups

Apex at Sanderson

The Cougars need a rebound game after last week’s loss at Leesville Road. Sanderson is improved under former Cary coach Ben Kolstad, so this figures to be a close one.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Cary at Wake Forest

Imps fans will travel to Wake Forest’s Trentini Stadium – one of the oldest and largest in Wake County – for the first time since the round one of the 2007 playoffs.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Green Hope at Jordan

While these two schools have a storied soccer rivalry, Green Hope is 0-6 all-time against Jordan in football. Easy on the “Go Falcons” chants as Green Hope has the same nickname as the PAC-6 Conference team just up the road and over the county line in Durham.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Middle Creek at Smithfield-Selma

This one could get ugly. Smithfield-Selma entered this season with the state’s longest active losing streak – it included a win that had to be later forfeited. There’s no reason to think the Mustangs won’t add to it. Middle Creek is 3-0 all-time against Smithfield-Selma.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Ravenscroft at Cardinal Gibbons

This old private-school rivalry has watched the Crusaders win four straight against the Ravens. Ravenscroft has North Carolina recruit Avery Edwards at wide receiver/tight end.

Game time: 7 p.m.

Athens Drive at Lee County

For the first time in nine years, Athens Drive and Lee County will meet as nonconference opponents. The Yellow Jackets, former members of the Tri-9, went 3-5 against Athens Drive in the eight years they were conference foes.

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Wake Christian at High Point Christian

A long trip out to Guilford County is in store for the Bulldogs.

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Cary Christian at St. David’s

The Knights will travel to their top eight-man football rival in Midtown Raleigh.

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

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