Preview: Salisbury at Thomasville
nTime: 7:30 p.m.
nRecords: Salisbury 8-1, 3-0 CCC; Thomasville 4-5, 2-1 CCC
nSeries: Thomasville leads 15-14-1, so the Hornets have a chance to square a great rivalry tonight.
The schools have staged two epic games since Thomasville returned to the 2A ranks. The Bulldogs won 14-7 in 2009. Salisbury has won nine straight CCC games since then.
nLast meeting: Salisburyís 10-7 win at Ludwig Stadium in 2010 was one for the ages. Salisbury got an 80-yard run from Romar Morris and a field goal from David Simons, and linebacker Kavari Hillie, who made a game-saving tackle, and his defensive mates made those points hold up.
nLast week: Salisbury got a test from Lexington but won on the road 21-13. Thomasville easily handled West Davidson 38-0.
nNext week: Salisbury wraps the regular season with what should be a breeze against East Davidson. Thomasville is at rival Lexington.
nGame notes: Thomasvilleís record is misleading. The Bulldogs lost close games early to good teams, including Davie and High Point Andrews. The only real surprise loss was Thomasvilleís setback to CCC foe Central Davidson, but the Bulldogs have gotten back on track the past two weeks by reducing penalties and turnovers.
Shaquan Johnson (1,784 rushing yards, 19 TDs) is making most of the noise for the Bulldogs and is the man the Hornets have to stop.
Salisbury will come at the Bulldogs with a four-pronged running game that includes Dominique Dismuke (79 carries, 730 yards), Justin Ruffin (74 carries, 745 yards), QB Brian Bauk (74 carries, 714 yards) and Max Allen (76 carries, 478 yards).
DB Dejoun Jones is a standout for the countyís No. 1 pass defense. Michael Mazur has kicked 48 PATS and has only had to punt 10 times.
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