• 66°

Prep football: West Rowan-East Rowan preview

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Records: West 9-0, 4-0 NPC; East 7-1, 3-0 NPC
Series: Dead even at 21-21-1. East ruled in the 1960s and 1970s
Last meeting: Falcons crushed the Mustangs 69-0 in 2008
Streaks: West has won 32 straight against county foes, 39 out of 40 against NPC foes and nine straight against East Last time the Mustangs beat West: In Scott Young’s first year as West’s head coach in 1998, East prevailed 31-15
Last week: West demolished Statesville 55-12; East was open
Next week: West is off; East is at North Iredell
Game notes: West’s ungodly season is well-documented. Since they were nearly ambushed by Davie and Salisbury, the Falcons have rolled 48-9, 28-0, 32-0, 69-14 and 55-12. This is a machine, from unsung fullback Coleman Phifer to universally sung tailback K.P. Parks.
East and West didn’t meet Parks’ freshman year, but he’s had 45 carries for 410 yards and five TDs against East the last two seasons.
East has nothing to lose. This may be the first time in the history of football that a team has a 7-1 record and is a 35-point underdog at home.
The Post’s preseason predictions figured East for 2-9, but Brian Hinson and his staff have done an admirable job. East, which controls the ball and limits mistakes, has good skill players in QB Jamey Blalock, back Quentin Sifford and receivers Preston Troutman and Riley Weber. East has gotten major mileage out of over-achieving defenders such as LB Tyler Bumgarner, who appears to have stepped off a rerun of “That ’70s Show.” West, however, is the ultimate test ó the SAT.
Can East move the chains and limit K.P? A lot of people will pay their money to find out. ó Mike London

Comments

Comments closed.

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges

Local

Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting

Local

Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest

News

N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding

Education

RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest

Local

Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction

Business

Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured

Education

Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12