High School Sports

Football: Lexington at Dorman

Site: Dorman Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Lexington notes: The Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 42-21 win over Spring Valley. Lexington scored two touchdowns on its first three offensive plays, including Adrian Wigfall on a 64-yard scoring scamper on a flanker reverse of the ‘Cats first call of the night. Wigfall has one scoring run, one scoring catch and two kickoff return TDs to date … But the driving force of the attack continues to be senior Anthony Carden, who had run 89 times for 508 yards and 10 touchdowns. The bullish Carden has yet to have a negative yardage carry … The Wildcats cranked out 403 yards rushing last week with Carden accounted for 227 yards and scoring three times … Interestingly, Lexington’s biggest problems have come in the first quarter, where three opponents have outscored the Wildcats 39-22. But Allen Sitterle’s superbly conditioned team has had a whopping 82-21 over the final three quarters in the first three games … The no-star defense has been outstanding. Xavier Salley and Matt Bowman share the team tackles lead with 14 stops apiece. Salley has three pass break-ups, and Bowman has two fumbled recoveries. Gareth Rumley has 13 tackles, two quarterback hurries and has caused two fumbles. Jacob Spires has two interceptions.

Dorman notes: Dorman, like Lexington, has gone old school – favoring the running game over the pass. Last week, the 3-0 Cavaliers humbled Greenwood 28-10 with 399 rushing yards. Four Dorman backs have run for at least 140 yards so far – Ashlin Butler (366), Johnny Foster (180), Sammie Kennedy (151) and Quenton Tucker (140). Walt Canty, a 250-pound battering ram, gets the call in close and has six touchdowns on nine carries … The Cavaliers defense has surrendered only 20 points and just one offense touchdown to date. Greenwood had 14 offensive possessions last week, 11 of which were either three-and-outs or turnover terminated.

Series history: Dorman is 5-0 vs. Lexington, including a 31-24 win in the Big 16 championship game in 2000. The Cavaliers prevailed 24-7 in the last meeting in 2003.

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