Week five football preview

By Kristian Russell - krussell@civitasmedia.com

With the fifth week of high school football upon the region, there is only one week left before the conference match-ups start.

Going into the fifth week of high school football, the Forbush Falcons are carrying a 3-1 record for the first time since 2006. The Falcons are coming off of a huge win against their rivals, Starmount, whom they beat 27-7 to break their nine-year losing streak. This week, the Falcons will come up against the East Wilkes Cardinals, who are coming off of a 56-6 win over North Stokes.

The Cardinals beat the Falcons 48-15 last season with their run game. This time around, the Falcons are looking to beef up their defense and put pressure on the Cardinals’ quarterback. The Cardinals had a rough second week of the season with a 21-20 loss to Surry Central during their first home game. East Wilkes took their bye week in stride, and have bounced back to earn a win to move their record to 2-1. The Cardinals will be looking to add another win to their record, while Forbush also will be looking to continue its winning momentum. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Falcon Stadium.

Starmount (0-3) is looking to finally earn a win this season with its away game at Thomasville (1-3). The Rams are coming off of their first Unifi Bowl loss in nine years, which they are looking to move on from before the conference starts. If the Rams can snatch a win, they’ll look to keep their momentum going as they take on Elkin on Sept. 23.

Elkin (0-4) is getting a much deserved bye-week before it matches up against Starmount on Sept. 23. The Elks have had a rough start to the season, as their defense has not been able to make crucial stops, and their offense has not been able to convert third downs. The Elks will look to add a win during the Battle of the Bridge next week.

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By Kristian Russell


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