October 11, 2012
Well, last week was a repeat of the week before going 9-1 (90%) again. South View surprising Gray's Creek kept me from having a perfect record last week. The overall season mark now stands at 101-21 (82.8%). It's still hard to believe that this is week #9. November and the state playoffs will be here before you know it.
In this week's CarolinaPreps.com polls, Matthews Butler (7-0) remains #1 in the 4A poll while Richmond Senior (7-0) follows at #2. Scotland (6-1) remains at #6. In the 3A poll, Northern Guilford (7-0) still holds on to the top spot. No Cape Fear Valley 3A teams are in the Top to 3A poll this week. In the 1A poll, Swain County (8-0) remains at #1, while Albemarle (7-1) moves up from #6 to #5.
This week 's Game of the Week will be Scotland traveling up U.S. 401 to Raeford to take on Hoke County (7-1). There's no telling what may happen when these two rivals get together. Also, these two schools were what separated the 4A and 4AA state playoff brackets as Hoke County had three students more than their neighbors to the south. The main basis for the 'A' and 'AA' brackets is that the largest schools in a classification play in the 'AA' bracket. More about the playoffs and ADM (average daily membership) numbers coming up in a few weeks as the playoffs get closer.
Yadkin Valley 1A Conference
Albemarle 42 East Montgomery 7
North Rowan 41 Chatham Central 14
South Stanly 49 North Moore 6
West Montgomery 40 South Davidson 8
Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference
Douglas Byrd 21 Pine Forest 20
Overhills 34 Westover 14
Gray's Creek 28 Western Harnett 13
Southern Lee 24 Union Pines 21
Southeastern 4A Conference
Scotland 28 Hoke County 20
Richmond Senior 49 Lumberton 12
Pinecrest 28 Purnell Swett 14