Tonight in local football

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 24, 2002


Opponents: Western Branch

Time/Place: 7:30 p.m., West-ern Branch High School

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Outlook: The perennial Southeastern district powerhouse, the Bruins have shown their usual explosive power on their way to a 7-0 district record. Meanwhile, the Warriors are turning heads throughout the region with dominations of Oscar Smith, Deep Creek, and Great Bridge. Call it youth vs. experience, enthusiasm vs. knowledge, the rookie vs. the veteran, etc., but this might be one eye-popping game.

Western Branch 30, Nanse-mond River 24.


Opponents: Indian River

Time/Place: 7:30 p.m., Indian River High School

Outlook: The Cavaliers finally got some momentum last week in a victory over Hickory, but the Braves have always been legitimate contenders. Indian River is playing for a shot at or near the top of the district; Lakeland is playing for pride.

Indian River 20, Lakeland 13.


Opponents: Hampton Roads Academy

Time/Place: 7 p.m., Hampton Roads Academy

Outlook: The Saints showed more offensive power than usual last week in a 26-0 defeat of Greenbrier Christian, and it’s a streak they need to keep going if they’re going to play alongside unbeaten Atlantic Shores on Nov. 1.

Nansemond-Suffolk 17, Ha-mpton Roads 7.