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Friday Night Lights Preview: conference match-ups begin for four county teams


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Four football teams in Alamance County begin conference play this week and two others are off. Here’s a look at Friday night’s games:

Bartlett Yancey at Graham
Graham (1-3) will try for consecutive victories for just the second time in five seasons after last week’s 54-50 triumph against visiting Wake Christian.

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This Mid-Carolina Conference opener figures to be a challenge for the Red Devils.

Bartlett Yancey is 3-1, with its lone setback in overtime at McMichael. Since then, the Buccaneers have shut out Cedar Ridge and East Chapel Hill – a pair of teams with a combined 1-6 record.

Bartlett Yancey beat Graham 44-22 last year for its fourth consecutive victory in the series.

Cummings at Chatham Central
Cummings (2-1) didn’t play last week as the Cavaliers get ready for their third road game of the season. This is the first Mid-Carolina Conference game for both teams.

Chatham Central (0-4) hasn’t scored in three of its games. The Bears have given up 31 points per game. Cummings won last year’s matchup by 46-0.

Western Alamance at Orange
Western Alamance will try to get its defense in order in a Central Carolina 3-A Conference opener for both teams.

The Warriors didn’t face a pass play last week in a loss to Southern Alamance, but they were carved up on the ground.

Western Alamance drubbed the Panthers 44-7 last year and it hasn’t had such a lopsided result – with a win or loss – in 11 games since then.

Orange (1-3) topped winless Granville Central 45-0 last week.

Williams at Northwood
This Central Carolina 3-A Conference game will be the third consecutive road assignment for Williams.

The Bulldogs (2-2), who hammered Northwood 34-7 last year, will hope a stern non-conference slate prepared them for league encounters.

Williams has scored first in three of its games. In the other one – against Eastern Guilford – it led by the end of the first quarter.

Northwood (2-2) has given up more than 50 points twice this season, but it defeated Seaforth 12-7 last week.

Off: Eastern Alamance, Southern Alamance
Eastern Alamance (3-1) is done with non-conference play. Southern Alamance (2-2) has a non-conference game next week at Cummings.

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