Preview: Davie County at North Davidson

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 28, 2011

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Records: Davie 7-3, 3-1 CPC; North Davidson 8-2, 3-1 CPC
Series: North Davidson leads a heated series 22-21, but Davie has won eight of the last 10.
Last meetings: There were two in 2010, with strikingly different results.
North Davidson smashed Davie 51-28 in a regular-season finale, but the War Eagles bounced back the very next week and ripped the Black Knights 35-10 in the first round of the 4A playoffs. That triggered Davie’s improbable run that lasted all the way to the 4A state championship game.
Last week: Davie shook off a discouraging loss to Mount Tabor and beat Reagan 28-17. North Davidson dispatched R.J. Reynolds 28-10, overcoming five turnovers with 440 balanced yards of offense.
Next week: Playoffs for both. Both usually find themselves in the smaller half of the 4A bracket.
Game notes: Mount Tabor has beaten both teams, but the Spartans’ surprising loss to fourth-place West Forsyth last week opened the door for the winner of this game to share the CPC championship with the Spartans.
If Mount Tabor somehow stumbles at Reagan tonight, the winner of this game will be the outright league champ. Don’t bet on that, though.
North Davidson has enjoyed one of the quieter 8-2 seasons in memory, but it’s kept plugging along, even after losing two quarterbacks.
The Black Knights have won three straight league games since falling to Mount Tabor. Their only other loss was opening night to Thomasville.
Davie has been good offensively since early September. Sometimes it runs the ball and sometimes it throws it around, but the offensive line, which includes Heath Nail and Trip McNeill, has been a constant.