High school football game of the week scotland (8-5) at seventy-first (11-3) – sports – the fayetteville observer – fayetteville, nc z gastroenterol

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Seventy-First and Scotland, two Sandhills 4-A Athletic Conference teams, meet for the second time this season, with the winner earning a spot in the NCHSAA 4-A championship game. electricity png The Falcons (11-3), earned the second-highest seed out of the SAC 8, grabbing the No. 5 seed in the East. Scotland (8-5), which finished fourth in the league, entered the bracket as an at-large berth at No. 10. After a spate of injuries and some early struggles, the Fighting Scots are back at program expectations, reaching their third straight East Region and sixth in eight years. Seventy-First returns to the regional final for the first time since 2008, when the Falcons rode the East title on to a state championship. The will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in two seasons. electricity origin The Scots beat the Falcons twice in 2017, including a second-round victory to end Seventy-First’s playoff hopes. The Falcons won this season’s Oct. 12 meeting 21-6. The winner here will play at Duke next weekend against either East Forsyth or Indian Trail Porter Ridge for the state championship.

Seventy-First’s offensive production had dwindled a bit in the postseason, but the Falcons showed off flashes of their early-season power in last week’s 42-41 overtime win against South View. Quarterback Kyler Davis had a hand in five touchdowns on the night, throwing for a pair and rushing for three. gas monkey cast Davis has 966 rushing yards, second on the team to Sincere Bates, who’s emerged as the top back in the Falcons’ carry-by-committee system. electricity worksheets grade 6 Joseph Ferguson, flipped from defense to offense to cover for Bates during the latter’s three-game injury stretch, remains good for an offensive jolt, averaging 8.5 yards per carry. While the ground game is still king for the Falcons, Seventy-First has thrown more this season than in recent years. Davis has 1,893 yards and 18 touchdowns on 144 completions. Wide receiver Camari Williams, at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, is a sizable target, logging a team-high 62 catches for 918 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Scotland’s offense has progressed in fits and starts this season, finally hitting its stride in the postseason. Syheam “Smiley” McQueen, providing some key senior leadership in a skill position on a relatively young squad, seems fully recovered the early-season injury issues. 5 gas laws He’s rushed for 553 yards in the playoffs, including a 230-yard, three-score night at Pine Forest last week. chapter 7 electricity note taking worksheet Expect the Scots to lean heavily on McQueen on Friday, as well as senior Joseph McKoy, who’s second on the team with 866 rushing yards. The Scots traditionally don’t throw much, and while this year’s no exception to that, they can throw to mix things up a bit with sophomores Tyler Barfield and Mandrell Johnson taking turns at quarterback. Results have been mixed though, with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Scots’ lone score against Seventy-First during the regular season was a 60-yard pass, about 30 of it by air, from Barfield to junior Jhamari Smith.

The Scots’ postseason march has embodied the old mantra of “survive and advance,” living on a series of key stops. gas 87 A week ago, the Scots halted a Pine Forest drive inches short of a first down, giving Scotland, sporting a 27-21 lead, the ball with seconds to kneel away. In the second round, Scotland limited Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, a team averaging 40 points a game, out of the end zone, and Scotland rode out a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns by Durham Jordan to escape the first round with a 26-25 win. The Scots have a penchant for forcing turnovers, including picking off 14 passes this season, which could be a factor if the Falcons take to the air.

The Falcons’ defense has clamped down on opponents in recent weeks, holding offenses to three or fewer touchdowns in four of their last five contests. The execution hasn’t been showy; the Falcons have a pair of sacks in each playoff game and three interceptions this postseason. Instead, Seventy-First has buckled down at the line, stamping out opponents’ big-play potential and forcing punt after punt. Only South View and its multi-prong attack managed any momentum against the Falcons, but Seventy-First’s pressure on a PAT attempt, sent wide right in overtime, was the difference in that game.