Prep Football Preview: Mount Tabor at Davie
* Time: 7:30 p.m.
* Records: Mount Tabor 6-1, 1-0 CPC; Davie 5-2, 0-1 CPC
* Series: Mount Tabor leads 12-8
* Last meeting: Mount Tabor won a 36-35 thriller in Winston-Salem in 2007
* Last week: Mount Tabor shut down R.J. Reynolds 17-6; Davie lost to West Forsyth 37-20
* Next week: Mount Tabor is home against North Forsyth; Davie is at R.J. Reynolds
* Game notes: Davie’s string of CPC championships will end if it loses tonight, but the War Eagles don’t often lose two home games in a row.
Mount Tabor has been Davie’s nemesis, though, beating the War Eagles four times in a row and in 11 of 13 meetings since 1992.
Running back Hunter Furr, a North Carolina commitment, makes most of the noise for the Spartans. He rushed 29 times for 168 yards and two TDs last week. He rushed 19 times for 141 yards against Davie last season.
Mount Tabor’s defense was tough last week, picking off RJR star Jeremy Peterson twice and allowing only 62 rushing yards.
Mount Tabor has outscored foes 211-126 while Davie has outscored opponents 269-178. Davie has an advantage in offensive juice, but it’s also giving up a lot more points.
Davie has played a tremendous schedule that has included Thomasville (8-0), West Forsyth (6-1), West Rowan (6-1), Watauga (5-2) and Page (4-3) and that should help tonight and down the stretch.
Davie also is getting healthier and may get offensive line standout Josh Burcham and cornerback Shyteek Brown back tonight.
Davie quarterback Zach Illing is enjoying a phenomenal season. He’s already passed for 1,652 yards, mostly to Joe Watson, Jarrell Marshall and Darius Wilson.