Preview: East Rowan at West Rowan
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Records: East Rowan 0-6, 0-2 NPC; West Rowan 4-2, 2-0 NPC
Series: West leads 23-21-1
Last meeting: Falcons rolled 50-7 in 2010. B.J. Sherrill threw three TDs. West led 29-0 after a quarter.
Last game: East had its best offensive display of the season, rushing for 226 yards in a 39-24 loss to West Iredell; West Rowan rolled 52-12 at South Rowan on Friday, scoring 52 unanswered after spotting the Raiders an early touchdown
Next week: East is at home against North Iredell; West goes out of the league to play Reidsville
Game notes: East comes in upbeat after a more-than-respectable loss to West Iredell, but the Mustangs had a short turnaround to prepare for West, a team which can make you feel pretty bad in a hurry.
West is trying to get healthy after playing shorthanded against South. The Falcons hope to get offensive line starter Brandon Hansen and defensive line stalwart Troy Culbertson back from concussions soon. No. 2 tailback Desmond Jackson, who has five TDs, sat out the South game to heal injured ribs.
West coach Scott Young is an East graduate and is 11-1 coaching against his alma mater. That loss came in 1998, Young’s first season.
West takes streaks of 39 straight wins in county games (since 1001) and 28 consecutive NPC wins (since 2007) into the contest.
West’s Dinkin Miller is the county’s leading rusher (817 yards, eight TDs), and the Falcons rely heavily on a deep, dominant defensive line that includes Kiero Cuthbertson, Greg Dixon and Trey Shepherd.
East sophomore back Calvin Edwards had his first 100-yard rushing game last week and soph QB Noah Drye scored two TDs. Cory Livengood, Dock Corpening and Madison Hedrick were defensive standouts.