Prep Football Preview: West Rowan at Davie
nTime: 7:30 p.m.
nRecords: West Rowan 1-0; Davie County 1-0
nSeries: Davie leads 25-10-2
nLast meeting: West needed four TDs from K.P. Parks to prevail 28-24 in Mount Ulla
nLast week: West beat North Rowan 60-0; Davie beat Watauga 41-7nNext week: West gets to heal some of tonight’s bruises; Davie goes right back into the fire at Thomasville
nGame notes: Right now, this is the best annual rivalry in local football. Davie has won five straight league championships while West has won four in a row, and the schools are barely 10 miles apart.
Since the start of the 2004 season, West is 46-8, but two losses have been to Davie. In 2007, West won 28-24 in the closing seconds. Davie won 47-37 in 2006. West won 17-13 in 2005 after Davie rolled in 2004.
Since the old rivalry was renewed in 2001, Davie holds a 4-3 edge.
Home field has been crucial. The home team has won the last five meetings in the series.
Parks was relatively quiet against Davie as a freshman (17 carries, 124 yards, one TD), but he had one of his superhuman efforts last year against the War Eagles, carrying 40 times for 269 yards and all four West TDs.
West coach Scott Young has Parks well-rested. He toted only 10 times ó for 137 yards ó against North.
Receiver Brantley Horton had a big game as a sophomore against Davie (four catches, 160 yards, one score) and is playing wideout again after spending his junior year at QB. West didn’t throw very efficiently in last week’s romp, but it will have to be balanced if it’s going to beat Davie.Davie was very impressive opening night, destroying a decent opponent, with lineman Tanis Jefferies leading a ferocious defense, James Mayfield running wild and QB Zach Illing finding explosive receiver Joe Watson.