Albemarle at South Stanly
Norwood | Friday, Oct. 27
Two Stanly County schools — both 4-5 with 3-2 conference records — meet in a battle for fourth in the Yadkin Valley Conference. The Bulldogs are coming off a 47-20 win over South Davidson that snapped a two-game losing streak, while the Rebel Bulls blanked Chatham Central 48-0 last week and have allowed just 16.6 points in conference play. Albemarle is averaging just 13.2 points per game.
North Stanly at North Moore
Robbins | Friday, Oct. 27
In the biggest Yadkin Valley game of the season, the Comets (8-1, 5-0) knocked off North Rowan 35-7 to seize control of the conference. North Stanly led 14-0 at half and the Cavaliers got within seven with a third quarter touchdown before the Comets pulled away. Next up are the Mustangs (2-7, 1-4), who lost 54-0 to West Montgomery last week and have been shut out in three of their last four games.
West Stanly at Anson
Wadesboro | Friday, Oct. 27
The Colts (3-6, 1-2) lost 43-8 last Friday at East Montgomery, but could climb a spot in the Rocky River standings with a win over the Bearcats (2-7, 2-1). Anson lost its first six games but has won two of three since conference play started. Both teams have struggled on defense — Anson is allowing 39.6 points this season, while West Stanly has give up 334 points (37.1) in nine games.