West Stanly at Salisbury
* Time: 7:30 p.m.
* Records: West Stanly 1-1; Salisbury 3-0
* Series: Salisbury leads 3-2
* Last meeting: Salisbury beat West Stanly 27-14 in 2007
* Last week: West Stanly beat Piedmont 22-7; Salisbury won at Carson 27-18
* Next week: West Stanly is at Central Cabarrus; Salisbury has its open week before the start of CCC play
* Game notes: West Stanly has already played one of the yearís strangest games when it lost 14-0 to Sun Valley in a game called at halftime because of a torrential downpour and concerns for player safety.
Coach Mark Littleís Colts moved the ball against strong Sun Valley in the first half, an indication it can move on a Salisbury team that has been handing out yards like Halloween candy, but refusing to allow opponents to score in the red zone.
Salisburyís defense and special teams already have 12 takeaways, a staggering number that has allowed them to get away with yielding a county-worst 326 yards per game.
Corner Jeremiah Stockdale leads the county with three picks. The other corner, Martin Hosch-Cathcart has two. So does linebacker Pierre Jimenez.
Kicker/punter Frankie Cardelle is key and has won the special-teams battle three straight weeks.
Jeremy McCormick appears to be the biggest threat for the Colts. He had 104 rushing yards in a half against Sun Valley, and heíll provide a challenge for a Salisbury defensive line anchored by 385-pound Kiontae Rankin and Jason Hayes.
Salisbury coach Joe Pinyanís teams are 51-17 (thatís winning 75 percent of the time), but this looks like a dangerous game. The Colts arenít bad and itís hard to say how emotional the Hornets will be after playing county games against their neighbors three weeks in a row.
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