Posted: September 27, 2013
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 at Cuthbertson
The Green Wave will be out of conference this week as they travel to Waxhaw to face the Cuthbertson Cavaliers. Ashbrook is sitting on a 2-2 record while the Cavaliers of the Southern Carolina Conference are sporting a 2-3 record. Ashbrook’s non-conference schedule has been brutal with games against Burns, Crest, Asheville and T.C. Roberson. When comparing the competition these two teams have faced I have to give the edge to the Green Wave. Ashbrook by 14.
EAST GASTON at SOUTH POINT
This could be a winless year for the Warriors! I thought East Gaston would take care of Cherryville but once again, turnovers and penalties killed any chance the Warriors had at picking up a win. The task will be much tougher if not impossible this week when East Gaston visits Lineberger Stadium on "Black Friday." I see a dark and long night for the Warriors against a much more powerful and athletic Red Raider team. SP by 42.
HUNTER HUSS at NORTH GASTON
Hunter Huss gave 4A Vance a little scare last week but they still have only one win after a very tough non-conference schedule. Their opponents this week, the North Gaston Wildcats have made it through their non-conference schedule with an unblemished 4-0 record. I think the higher level of competition that Huss has faced thus far will give them the edge for their conference opener. Huss by 17.
LAKE NORMAN CHARTER at FORESTVIEW
The Knights will enter Big South Conference play for their first time ever on Friday night and they have the unfortunate draw of a very athletic and speedy Forestview that is capable of piling on the points. The ultra-light schedule of LNC has produce five wins so far but it probably has not helped them to prepare for what lies ahead in conference play. Their win streak will come to a screeching halt on Friday when they face the Jaguars. Forestview by 35.