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PREP FOOTBALL: Game Day Central

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 7, 2018 5:51 AM

Lejeune (0-3) at North Duplin (2-1)

Last week: North Duplin d. S. Lenoir, 21-6

Previous meeting: 2017, ND d. Lejeune 42-8

Notable: Gage Outlaw accounted for the Rebels' three touchdowns -- two rushing, one passing -- in the road win at South Lenoir. ... Rebels lead all-time series 11-7 against Lejeune.

Southern Wayne (0-3) at North Lenoir (0-2)

Last week: Southern Wayne lost 69-20 to Goldsboro

Previous meeting: 2017, NL d. Southern Wayne 40-8

Notable: The Saints grabbed an early lead against the Cougars last week, but couldn't overcome costly turnovers. ... The Southern Wayne offensive line couldn't contain Goldsboro's Darius Rodgers, who logged five QB sacks.

Pender (0-3) at Rosewood (2-1)

Last week: Rosewood d. Spring Creek, 45-0

Previous meeting: 2017, Pender d. RHS, 20-15

Notable: One year ago, the Eagles sailed into the Pender contest on a two-game win streak. ... Rosewood looks for a better offensive start after committing turnovers on its first two possessions vs. SC.

Spring Creek (1-2) at Hobbton (1-2)

Last week: Spring Creek lost 45-0 to Rosewood

Previous meeting: 2017, SC d. Hobbton 36-14

Notable: The Gators' triumph over Hobbton was their last victory of the 2017 season. ... Head coach Daniel Robinson continues to piece together an offensive/defensive line riddled with injuries.