Bulldogs face off with Warriors in finale

Published 8:47 pm Thursday, November 4, 2010

King’s Fork senior linebacker Tishon Madison hustles after a blocked punt during the second half of last Friday’s 12-0 KF win over Lakeland. King’s Fork and Nansemond River meet at Arrowhead Stadium tonight with the winner getting a Suffolk sweep to end the season.

King’s Fork (2-7, 2-6) at Nansemond River (1-8, 1-7) – 7 p.m.

Last season – King’s Fork 14, Nansemond River 0

The Bulldogs are trying for three straight wins to end the season and their second straight city title. Nansemond River’s going for its first Suffolk sweep since 2005.

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The Warriors have lost seven straight since beating Lakeland in September. The Warriors led Indian River 13-0 last Friday before the Braves came back to win 17-13. It was by far the closest game for NR out of its losing streak.

King’s Fork comes in off a 12-0 win over Lakeland. Karon Adams and Charles Clark ran for the touchdowns. The Bulldog defense spent a lot of the game in the Cavalier backfield and was the real KF key.

Lakeland (0-9, 0-8) at Grassfield (7-2, 6-2) – 7 p.m.

Last season – Grassfield 26, Lakeland 15

Grassfield’s No. 5 in the Division 6 playoff ratings. The Grizzlies are comfortably in the postseason, but a win could move them into the top four, meaning at least one home game to start the playoffs.

The Grizzlies threw 36 passes and scored all four touchdowns through the air in last Friday’s 28-21 win over Deep Creek.

Running back Antonio Jefferson was one of the bright spots for Lakeland at King’s Fork, carrying nine times for 69 yards.

Nansemond-Suffolk (4-5, 3-1) at Hampton Roads (8-1, 3-1) – 7 p.m.

Last season – Nansemond-Suffolk 28, Hampton Roads 3

The winner between the Saints and Navigators will share the Tidewater Conference championship with Norfolk Christian. For NSA, a win would mean four straight wins to finish the season.

Hampton Roads is No. 2 in the Division 3 (VIS) playoff standings. The Navigators will likely go on to the postseason win or lose versus NSA, but a win would probably give them the No. 1 or No. 2 seed.

NSA wound up with a lopsided win last season in Suffolk, but the Saints didn’t go into the lead until late in the first half.

The Saints played their best offensive game of the season in beating Trinity Episcopal 41-12 last Friday.