Prep football: Salisbury-Lexington preview
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Records: Salisbury 5-3, 2-0 CCC; Lexington 3-5, 1-1 CCC
Series: One of the oldest rivalries involving a Rowan team. Lexington leads 37-30-4. It’s been pretty fierce competition ever since Lexington won 24-0 in 1935.
Last meeting: Hornets took a wild 28-25 decision at home in 2008
Streaks: Salisbury has taken care of the Jackets lately, winning all six meetings since Joe Pinyan took the coaching reins in 2003nLast time the Jackets beat Salisbury: In 2002, Lexington whipped the Hornets 41-14
Last week: Salisbury cruised past Central Davidson 41-21; Lexington beat West Davidson 18-6
Next week: Salisbury is at Thomasville; Lexington is at Central Davidson
Game notes: Salisbury is supposed to win, but Lexington has enough athletes to be dangerous. This is also the biggest rivalry the Hornets have in the revised CCC, and this game is on the road.
Lexington suffered a surprising CCC loss to East Davidson, but it’s record may be deceiving. It has played a very stout schedule outside the league and lost to High Point Central (7-1), High Point Andrews (5-3) and 4A North Davidson (5-2).
Lexington has skilled players, as always, with QB Al Challenger (161 passing yards last week) joined by RB Duke Horton and receivers Stefon Walters and Codie Boger.
Salisbury and Lexington have faced two common opponents. Both beat North Rowan and West Davidson.
Salisbury is rushing for 223 yards per game, but its passing attack, which includes Riley Gallagher (four TDs) at tight end, will probably have to be a factor in order to win tonight.
Defensively, Hornets such as LB Kavari Hillie have held foes to 13 points a game. ó Mike London