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WEEK 5 MATCHUPS & PREDICTIONS FOR THE BIG SOUTH

By: Anthony Perkins

Last week the Warriors let me down in their game against Lincolnton but 6 for seven wasn’t too bad. This week nearly half of the Big South teams are in their BYE week so the action is limited to just four schools this Friday. Let’s examine how things might shake out!

ASHBROOK Open

EAST GASTON at Cherryville

The East Gaston/Cherryville game features two teams that are looking for their first win this season. The Warriors are still fighting the turnover bug-a-boos and maybe they can quit shooting their own feet. Additionally, the Ironmen lack the ammo to hold off the Warriors. EG by 14.

FORESTVIEW Open

Vance at HUNTER HUSS

Hunter Huss has posted only one win thus far and it was against 1A Bessemer City. This week they will be at home to face the 3-1 Vance Cougars of the Mecka 4A Conference. The Cougars have posted wins against Garringer and Berry Academy with a loss to Richmond County squeezed between those wins. Looks like another rough night for the Huskies. Vance by 17.

Village Christian Academy at LAKE NORMAN CHARTER

The Knights will be at home for a game against Village Christian this Friday. Here’s one you can bet the house on – the Knights "WILL" post a win. Oh, wait a minute, both teams have the Knights as their mascot. The LNC Knights should pick up another win to enter conference play undefeated next week. A "reality check" is the next item on the schedule as Forestview looms on the horizon. LNC by 35.

NORTH GASTON Open

SOUTH POINT at AC Reynolds

The Red Raiders will travel to Asheville on Friday night to line up against the AC Reynolds Rockets in what looks to the a very competitive game. Reynolds started the season with a 28-0 loss to West Forsyth but followed that up with wins against Shelby, Owen and South Caldwell averaging just over 50 points per game. The Red Raiders are looking to go 5-0 before entering conference play next week. These two teams have Shelby as a common opponent. Reynolds won 49-42 but had to drive the field to score the winning points on their last possession. South Point trailed by 10 points early in the third quarter and scored 21 unanswered points to take control of the game for a 35-24 final. With the Rockets and the Red Raiders scoring abilities this could turn into a shootout but the Red Raiders should wear them down by the four quarter. South Point by 10.

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