Site: Williston-Elko. Time: 7:30 p.m.
C.A. Johnson: The Green Hornets (6-1, 4-0) haven’t had a game this meaningful since Week 8 of the 1985 season when it squared off against Strom Thurmond in what turned out to be the Region 5-3A championship game. CAJ fell 19-6 in that showdown 24 years ago and had to settle for second place, which is still the best-ever football showing for a Hornets team in the school’s 40 seasons as a member of the High School League … Last week, the Hornet whipped North 40-6 before a large homecoming crowd at Bolden Stadium – a verdict that assured the long-suffering program a winning season record for the first time since 1986 and its first winning region grade since 1993 … Key men include junior quarterback Jonathan Goodman, senior running back/linebacker Tyrick Adamson, running back/linebacker Willie Harris and receiver/defensive back Kendele Wilson.
Williston-Elko notes: The undefeated Blue Devils will pose a major test for the Hornets defense. Williston-Elko leads the state in scoring with 393 points a game and has allowed only 72 points so far ... The explosive attack features Dexter Staley, Kendrick Salley and quarterback Taryn Garrick, who is the son of coach Dwayne Garrick. Staley is averaging more than nine yards a carry and more than 20 yards per reception and has scored 18 offensive touchdowns. Salley is averaging 10 yards per carry and has found his way to the end zone 17 times. Garrick is efficient, if not prolific, in the passing game. The Blue Devils, after all, don’t have to throw the ball much. Garrick is 42-for-58 for 748 yards and six TDs. Last week in a 64-8 romp over Ridge Spring-Monetta, Garrick was 10-for-12 for 190 yards and five TDs … W-E is a team on a mission after falling 14-6 to Scott’s Branch in last season’s lass 1A Division II championship game.
Series history: The Blue Devils abused the Hornets 56-6 last season in the first-ever football meeting of the teams as Bolden Stadium.