By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
No Alamance County team leaves the county Friday night for high school football.
Conference play begins in the Central 3-A Conference, and there’s a big intra-county clash with Southern Alamance visiting Williams.
Here’s an overview of Week 5:
Southern Alamance at Williams
Southern Alamance (3-1) will play a road game for the third time in four weeks.
Williams (3-1) plays its third straight home game, but its first conference game and first game against an in-county opponent. The Bulldogs have allowed a total of 15 points in two home games.
These teams have split their last 10 meetings. Williams won last year 37-20 at Southern.
See separate story this edition on Southern vs. Williams game: https://alamancenews.com/intracounty-rivalry-southern-at-williams-fri-night/
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Orange at Western Alamance
Western (3-1) carries a three-game winning streak into the Central 3-A Conference opener. The Warriors have won their games by an average of 3.7 points, including one in overtime.
Cam Cotton has scored all eight rushing touchdowns for the Warriors this year.
Western defeated Orange by 44-7 and 38-3 the past two Septembers.
The Panthers (2-2), who are coming off a 22-0 home victory against Montgomery Central, have already matched their win totals from each of the past two seasons.
Seaforth at Cummings
Cummings (3-1, 2-0) is the only Mid-Carolina Conference team with two league wins.
This will be the Cavaliers’ first home game after two earlier games were shifted to road games because of a renovation project on the stadium’s track that circles the football field.
The Cavaliers bashed Seaforth 61-0 last year, when the Hawks (1-2, 1-0) were in their first varsity football season.
North Moore at Southeast Alamance
North Moore (2-1, 1-0), which was idle last week, is the reigning Mid-Carolina Conference champion. The Mustangs’ first two league games are against conference newcomers after topping Northwood two weeks ago.
Southeast (1-3, 1-1) has been involved in only one game with a margin closer than 46 points.
Durham Riverside at Graham
This is a non-league game. The Red Devils (0-2) have yet to complete a home game, with the September 1 game with Bartlett Yancey suspended in the second quarter.
Graham hasn’t scored a touchdown this season.
Durham Riverside (1-3), a Class 4-A school, has lost three consecutive games, including 20-14 in overtime last week at South Granville.
The Bartlett Yancey/Graham game is scheduled to resume October 16. The Buccaneers lead 20-0.
Eastern Alamance has the night off.
Check back at alamancenews.com after the game (Fri. night/Sat. morning) for the results of this and other local games.