Published: Oct 02, 2012 12:00 AM
Modified: Oct 01, 2012 03:31 PM
Friday matchups All game times are 7:30 p.m. Apex at Holly Springs
With last week’s last-minute stunner against Athens Drive, Apex (2-4, 1-4) has assured that every team in the Tri-Nine will pick up at least one league win this year. The last time that happened was in 2003, when the league was the Tri-7 and Holly Springs (2-4, 1-3) didn’t exist . All-time series:
Apex leads 3-2.Fuquay at Athens Drive
Fuquay-Varina (4-3, 3-2) is starting to look like the Bengals of old after three straight wins. Athens Drive (4-3, 3-1) will need to respond after last week’s heartbreaker moved them into a tie for second place in the league. Since 1999:
Fuquay leads 6-1.Lee County at Panther Creek
Lee County (5-2, 3-1) is still on track to finish in the top three of the Tri-Nine but can’t overlook a Panther Creek (1-6, 1-4) team that has put scares into Fuquay-Varina and Middle Creek in back-to-back weeks. All-time series:
Panther Creek leads 3-2.Middle Creek at Green Hope
Middle Creek (6-1, 4-0) meets a Green Hope (4-3, 2-2) team that has played four straight games decided by 10 points or fewer. These are the only two Tri-Nine teams averaging more than 200 yards passing per game. All-time series:
Middle Creek leads 7-2. Player of the weekIan BoydApex, QB, freshman
Boyd had 105 yards passing and another 139 on the ground to lead the Cougars to an upset of Athens Drive. Boyd’s three total touchdowns equaled the Cougars’ scoring output from the three previous games. One of few faults on the night: his game-winning drive may have happened too fast. The Cougars went 80 yards in a little less than 55 seconds, giving Athens Drive almost enough time to answer.
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