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Greyhounds at Falcons

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Statesville 10-0 (4-0); West Rowan 7-3 (4-0)

Last week: Caylon Imes rushed for 234 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and Statesville’s defense held East Rowan to 80 net yards in a 55-0 victory; West Rowan rushed for 199 yards, forced two turnovers and held Carson to 71 yards rushing in a 26-7 victory.

Last year’s meeting: Chavion Smith hauled in a 12-yard TD pass from Nebanye Moore with 6 minutes, 35 seconds left. West Rowan answered immediately with a Reggie Everhart 74-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but the Greyhounds held on for a 34-28 home victory.

Outlook: The winner claims the North Piedmont Conference championship. The loser finishes second in the league.

Statesville is trying to secure the program’s first unbeaten regular season since 1989.

A win would likely guarantee the Greyhounds of landing one of the top two seeds in the 3A playoffs. Northwest Cabarrus is 10-0 entering the final night of the regular season, and Kings Mountain is sitting at 9-1.

Cougars at Vikings

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Carson 2-8 (1-3); South Iredell 4-6 (2-2)

Last week: Carson hung with West Rowan for a half but was outscored 20-7 after the break and lost 26-7; South Iredell won easy, beating winless North Iredell 54-6.

Last year’s meeting: The Vikings won 35-14 to clinch a share of the North Piedmont Conference title with Statesville.

Outlook: If the Vikings win it will be their third straight and, more importantly, would solidify a third-place finish in the NPC.

A 5-6 record and third-place conference finish should be enough to get into the playoffs and continue Iredell County’s longest active playoff streak. The Vikings haven’t missed the postseason since 2004.

Warriors at Tigers

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: West Iredell 5-5 (3-3); Fred T. Foard 2-8 (2-4)

Last week: The Warriors were shut out at home by Northwestern Foothills Conference frontrunner Hibriten, 37-0; On Monday, Fred T. Foard defeated East Burke 28-21 in a game that was originally scheduled for last Friday.

Last year’s meeting: Corey Siemer rushed for six touchdowns as Fred T. Foard closed the regular season with a convincing 41-14 win over West Iredell.

Outlook: You hate to call this a must-win for the Warriors. But after the way last year played out, it almost feels like it considering they are 5-5 once again entering the final game.

A 5-6 record and a fourth-place finish in the Northwestern Foothills Conference wasn’t good enough to get them into the state playoffs in 2018.

There should be plenty of incentive to play well. West Iredell could also benefit from the fact this will be the Tigers’ second game in five days. Their Week 11 matchup against East Burke was rescheduled for and played on Monday earlier this week.

Raiders at Mustangs

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: North Iredell 0-10 (0-4); East Rowan 4-6 (1-3)

Last week: The Raiders fell behind 41-0 in the first half and lost 54-6 to South Iredell; The Mustangs managed only 80 net yards and struggled to slow running back Caylon Imes in a 55-0 loss at Statesville.

Last year’s meeting: East Rowan shut out North Iredell 35-0.

Outlook: One more shot to avoid going winless. And it’s not unfathomable to consider a Raiders win in their final game a possibility. It’s not like they are finishing conference play against league unbeatens Statesville or West Rowan.

With its quarterback still hurt, East Rowan looked very one dimensional on offense in the loss to Statesville. If North Iredell can stop the Wildcat formation and score a couple of touchdowns of its own maybe the Raiders walk away a winner.

Vikings at Wildcats

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: North Mecklenburg 1-9 (0-6); Lake Norman 5-5 (2-4)

Last week: The Vikings remained winless in the I-Meck Conference with a 31-0 loss to Vance; The Wildcats snapped a four-game losing streak with their 42-0 rout over Hopewell.

Last year’s meeting: North Meck prevailed 28-6.

Outlook: The Wildcats should get in the state playoffs regardless of the outcome.

A win should solidify their postseason plans, and the odds suggest that will happen.

North Meck hasn’t won a game since Week 4 of the season.

Mavericks at Blue Devils

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Mallard Creek 9-0-1 (6-0); Mooresville 6-4 (4-2)

Last week: The Mavericks walloped Hough in a showdown for first place in the I-Meck Conference, winning 52-13; Hunter DeBerardino completed 12 of 18 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns as the Blue Devils won 28-8 at West Charlotte.

Last year’s meeting: Mallard Creek triumphed 50-7.

Outlook: Mooresville isn’t in danger of missing the playoffs. This is not a must win game. But it sure would be a big victory and springboard into the postseason if the Blue Devils could upset the Mavericks.

Spartans at Pride

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Community School of Davidson 4-6 (3-4); Pine Lake Prep 4-6 (2-5)

Last week: The Spartans lost a nonconference game 47-14 to East Gaston, led by first-year coach Jason Lippard, who has assistant coaching roots in Iredell County. It was the Warriors’ first win in 23 games dating back to the 2017 season; The Pride suffered a 34-24 loss to Cherryville.

Last year’s meeting: Ryan Renshaw hauled in a 70-yard touchdown pass from Austin Fekete for the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter and the Spartans prevailed 24-20.

Outlook: Pine Lake Prep’s playoff bubble could burst if it loses this one. Both teams really need this game.

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