Friday Night Preview: North Davidson at Davie

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 7, 2008

*Time: 7:30 p.m.
*Records: Davie County 6-4, 1-3 CPC; North Davidson 5-5, 1-3 CPC
*Series: North Davidson leads a tight and heated rivalry 20-19
*Last meeting: War Eagles rolled 29-12 in Mocksville in 2007 as Garrett Benge threw for 273 yards and three TDs
*Last week: Davie snapped a skid with a 27-0 victory over North Forsyth; North Davidson lost 20-3 to Mount Tabor.
*Next week: Both teams figure to see their names in the brackets.
*Home and road splits: Davie is 3-2 at home. North Davidson is 2-3 on the road.
*Scoring: Davie has scored 325 points. The Black Knights have tallied 232.
*Defense: Davie has allowed 240 points while North Davidson has surrendered 157.
*Game notes: Davie is back home for senior night after two weeks on the road.
Both teams own only one league victory, with Davie blanking North Forsyth last week with its best defensive effort of the season.
North Davidson lost at North Forsyth, but it beat R.J. Reynolds, a game that’s looking like a huge upset now that Reynolds has knocked off both Davie and West Forsyth.
North Davidson was simply overwhelmed by Tabor’s defense last week and was crushed in its own backfield 11 times. North Davidson completed just two passes and mustered only 43 yards of offense.
Davie can throw, and it also got its running game rolling last week. Getting offensive linemen such as Vince Cioce and Cody Clark healthy is key for the War Eagles, and James Mayfield ran wild for 159 yards and three TDs against North Forsyth
On paper, the Knights’ sturdy defense makes it anyone’s game, but it looks like Davie’s back on track.