By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Eastern Alamance and Williams meet Friday night in a football game after clashing in a pair of overtime games last year.
That’s one of two games this week involving at least one Alamance County team with both squads with winning records.
Here’s a look at the matchups:
Eastern Alamance at Williams
This is a rematch of the Class 3-A second-round playoff game last November.
That was won by Eastern 27-24 in overtime.
A regular-season game also went the Eagles’ way by 20-17 in two overtimes. Those games were both in Mebane, while this week’s Central 3-A Conference game is set for Burlington Memorial Stadium on the Williams campus.
Eastern (5-0, 1-0) has a 10-game winning streak against teams from Alamance County.
The Eagles have won 17 of their last 18 meetings with Williams, which last topped Eastern in a 2011 state-playoff game.
Former Eastern Alamance assistant coach Patrick Stokes is the Williams coach.
The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-1) hold a 71-13 advantage in first-half scoring in their last three games combined.
Southern at Roxboro Person
Southern (5-1, 2-0) hits the midway mark of its Central 3-A Conference schedule with this road game against an unfamiliar opponent. The Patriots used plenty of backups in last week’s romp past Cedar Ridge.
Roxboro Person (4-1, 1-0) was off last week since giving Cedar Ridge a similar drubbing. The Rockets’ lone loss came to visiting Salisbury, which remains undefeated.
Southern has reached the 65-point mark in three of its games this year. Roxboro Person has allowed 90 points all season, with 31 of those to Salisbury.
Graham at Chatham Central
It has been a tough stretch for Graham (0-4, 0-2), which will play its lone road game in a four-game span in this Mid-Carolina Conference game.
The Bears (0-6, 0-4) have a 12-game losing streak stretching to last season. That second loss in that streak was administered by Graham in a 24-0 decision last October.
Southeast at Jordan-Matthews
Southeast is coming off an open week and the Stallions (2-3, 2-1) go to Siler City on their longest trip of the regular season for this Mid-Carolina Conference game.
Jordan-Matthews (1-5, 1-3) has won just one of its last 22 conference games, topping host Chatham Central three weeks ago.