Sep 24, 2008
The Cap-7 constituents had another promising week going 6-1 to close out nonconference play. Enloe was the only casualty, suffering a 37-12 loss at Jordan. In impressive fashion, the entire league finished 30-5 during the nonconference season, and no team lost more than one game.
Now the meat of everyone’s schedule begins. To start the Cap 7 season this week, Broughton is at Millbrook, Enloe is at Leesville Road and Wakefield is at Sanderson. Wake Forest-Rolesville gets some time to rest the weary as they are idle.
The scoreboard operator at Millbrook might want to make sure he has a surplus of bulbs, as these two teams will light up the scoreboard. Broughton comes in averaging 35 points per game, and scored 54 against Athens Drive last week. Millbrook has been blowing by people all year, scoring 44 points per game while only giving up eight. The offenses shouldn’t have much trouble getting geared up, but it could come down to who’s defense will bend but not break.
Broughton’s Chandler Browning and Emery Young motor the Caps offense, as they are responsible for more than 200 yards per game combined. Millbrook running back Kuwon Eldridge will attempt to keep running over and through opposing defenses like he did last week against Apex. In the second half alone, he ran for more than 200 yards. Quarterback Brian Kass has thrown for 858 yards and seven touchdowns.
Enloe had a slight setback last week but will try to get back on track and keep rolling along behind the running of Josh Senegal, David Highsmith and Aziel Faison. The trio combined to rush for 209 yards on 52 attempts last week. But neither could find the end zone. The Eagles finally got the services of Faison back against Jordan, after a three-week absence from an ankle sprain.
The task will not be easy for Enloe. Leesville Road’s defense gives up less than 100 rushing yards a game. Against Green Hope and Apex, they only allowed minus-16 and 13 yards, respectively. On the offensive side of the ball, Zach Gentry paces the Pride with 515 yards and six touchdowns, while quarterback Jake Groeschen has thrown for 555 yards with five touchdowns.
The Spartans will be at the friendly confines of Gregson Stadium as they welcome in the Wolverines. All eyes will be on the quarterbacks. Sanderson’s Jeff Massey has rambled for 705 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Wakefield’s Drew Wilkinson has thrown for 1,026 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with his 300 rushing yards. Sanderson running back Travis Trumps also helps the Spartan charge with 344 rushing yards and three scores. Nigel King is Wilkinson’s go-to man with 376 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
There should be plenty offense in this one, but with contrasting styles making the flow of the game stop-and-go, it might favor the ball-control, time-consuming offense of the Spartans, which they will certainly use to their advantage. But again, it may come down to who has the ball last and which defense will hold the best.
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