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Prep football preview: Ledford at A.L. Brown

nTime: 7:30 p.m.
nClass: 3AA
nPod: Midwest
nSeeds and records: No. 6 Ledford (5-6) at No. 3 A.L. Brown (10-1).
One of Ledfordís wins was a forfeit it received from Central Davidson.
nRecords vs. winning teams: Ledford is 0-5. A.L. Brown is 5-1, with four of those decisions coming against fellow SPC members.
Common Opponents: None
nAverages: Ledford scores 26.5 points a game and allows almost 27.
The Panthersí offensive numbers were boosted by a 50-7 win against Trinity (1-10) and a 52-35 win against SW Randolph (2-8).
nBest wins: Ledford beat East Davidson, which made the 2A playoffs. A.L. Brown beat Concord and notched a quality non-league win early against Shelby.
nLedford on the road: The Panthers are 2-4 on the road, with one of those wins by forfeit. Ledfordís road mishaps have included a 43-0 loss at Asheboro.
nA.L. Brown at home: 6-0. The lone loss was at 4A Porter Ridge.
nSeries: First meeting.
nLast week: Ledford probably played its best game of the season in a 35-28 loss to 3A Mid-Piedmont champ Northeast Guilford (9-1). The Wonders held off Concord 31-26.
nNext week: The winner is about 98 percent certain to head to Belmont to play unbeaten South Point. South Point is playing Weddington.
nGame notes: Ledford is the rural school in Wallburg (between Thomasville and Winston-Salem) that produced NFL fullbacks Brad Hoover and Madison Hedgecock. … RB De Greene carries the Panthers. The 5-foot-6 dynamo has 281 attempts for 1,867 yards and 19 TDs. … Brownís defense, which includes DL Jericho Rivers and LB Perry Kesler, is good against the run (110 yards per game). … Kalif Phillips has 25 TDs.

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