• 50°

Prep Football Preview: Statesville at Carson

* Time: 7:30 p.m.
* Records: Statesville 6-3, 5-2 NPC; Carson 3-6, 2-5 NPC
* Series: Statesville leads 2-0
* Last meeting: Greyhounds whipped Carson 32-6 in 2007
* Last week: Statesville got a big 17-7 victory over West Iredell that cemented the Greyhounds’ status as the third-best team in a good league
* Next week: Statesville is home against East Rowan; Carson is at West Iredell
* Home and road splits: Statesville is unbeaten at home, but it’s 2-3 on the road, including a surprising loss at South Iredell. The Greyhounds have beaten Northwest Cabarrus and Lake Norman on the road. Carson is 1-4 at home. The Cougars’ lone home win came against East Rowan.
* Game notes: Carson’s been outscored 60-6 by the Greyhounds in the two previous meetings, and Statesville’s defense accounted for two TDs to outscore Carson’s offense in 2007.
This one should be closer, but Statesville still figures to be 10 points better than the Cougars unless it coughs up several turnovers.
Statesville is as athletic as ever and has recovered from a slow start. The Greyhounds took Mooresville to overtime two weeks ago and won a big one against West Iredell last week. Statesville has scored 181 points while allowing 175. The small differential is mainly due to a 41-7 blowout loss at West Rowan.
Carson has scored 146 points while allowing 220.
Carson quarterbacks Ryan Jones and Zack Gragg may both get some snaps tonight.
Defensively, the Cougars will count on end Zack White, safety Jenson Harden (70 tackles) and linebacker John Mullis, who intercepted his second pass last week. NCPreps.com lists Mullis among the state leaders with 113 tackles.

Comments

Comments closed.

BREAKING NEWS

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

Coronavirus

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Crime

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

Crime

Rowan County woman faces drug crimes for gas station incident

Crime

Blotter: Thousands of dollars in lumber taken from Newsome Road house

Local

Locals react to Chauvin verdict, reflect on work still to do

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park