Prep football preview: North Rowan at West Montgomery

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2011

nTime: 7:30 p.m.
nClass: 1AA
nPod: Midwest
nSeeds and records: No. 6 North Rowan (4-7) at No. 3 West Montgomery (8-2)
nRecords vs. winning teams: WM is 2-2, while North Rowan is 0-5.
Common Opponents: Since both are in the YVC, theyíve played six common foes. WM beat East Montgomery and South Stanly, two teams that beat the Cavaliers.
nAverages: West Montgomery averages 31 points a game and allows 17. North scores 16 per game and allows 22.
nBest wins: West Montgomeryís victory over South Stanly gave the Warriors second place in the YVC. North doesnít really have a win to get excited about. The four teams North beat combined for only six wins, although one of them, South Davidson, did get into the playoffs.
nNorth on the road: North is 1-5 away from Eagle Stadium. Thatís counting a loss to Floridaís University Christian in Mount Ulla.
nWM at home: 5-1. The loss was to Burlington Cummings early.
nSeries: North leads 5-3.
nLast meeting: West Montgomery whipped the Cavaliers 38-7 on Oct. 21 of this season. The teams split two meetings last year.
nLast week: West Montgomery beat rival East Montgomery 17-10. North whipped South Davidson 22-0.
nNext week: Winner advances to play the Mt. Airy-Central Academy winner. That will most likely be the second-seeded Granite Bears.
nGame notes: West Montgomery QB Jaquil Capel has astounding speed and rushed for 153 yards vs. North in October. … North is counting on a mix of veterans such as OL Justin Ogg and talented newcomers such as Jareke Chambers to pull an upset, but the Cavs are serious underdogs tonight in Mount Gilead.