Cavs and Bulldogs clash tonight

Published 9:06 pm Thursday, October 28, 2010

King’s Fork quarterback DeQuan Fofana rushed for all three touchdowns and the Bulldogs gained 205 rushing yards in all in a 20-13 win over Western Branch last Friday. The Bulldogs host city rival Lakeland tonight at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs won last year’s contest 7-6.

Lakeland (0-8, 0-7) at King’s Fork (1-7, 1-6) – 7 p.m.

Last season – King’s Fork 7, Lakeland 6

Last season, the Bulldogs made two of their three victories come on the last two Fridays, and against their Suffolk rivals. The Bulldogs have the same opportunity with Lakeland and Nansemond River as their last two dates as they go for a fourth city crown in five years.

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Backup quarterback DeQuan Fofana rushed for all three touchdowns and KF piled up 205 rushing yards total to beat Western Branch 20-13 last Friday.

King’s Fork derailed, in the fashion of what makes a rivalry a true rivalry, Lakeland’s postseason hopes last season.

A Cavalier win over the Bulldogs (with one win at the time) last October would’ve moved the Cavs to a 7-2 record. Since then, the Cavaliers are 0-10.

Nansemond River (1-7, 1-6) at Indian River (4-4, 4-3) – 7 p.m.

Last season – Nansemond River 9, Indian River 0

A few teams in the state, at most, could’ve dealt successfully with the three-game stretch the Warriors have faced, playing Great Bridge, Hickory and Oscar Smith.

Last season, the Warriors picked up their second district win of the year versus the Braves. Lamont Brown carried for 179 yards for the Warriors.

Indian River went into this year thinking rebuilding, but the Braves have built quickly enough to be in the Division 5 playoff picture. The Braves are No. 10 in the power rankings and two wins could be enough to edge into the top eight and a playoff spot.

Trinity Episcopal (1-7) at Nansemond-Suffolk (3-5) – 7 p.m.

Last season – Trinity Episcopal 35, Nansemond-Suffolk 28

Trinity Episcopal traditionally brings a strong passing attack and that’s troubled NSA’s defense throughout this season.

In back-to-back wins, the Saints have relied on grinding out yards and the clock on the ground, with one or two passes at the right times. Holding Norfolk Academy and Greenbrier Christian to seven points combined made everything easier as well.