Friday Preview: Thomasville prepares for road game at Salisbury

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

After two weeks of conference play, Thomasville has forgotten about the trials of the first six weeks of the season.
Off to a 2-0 start in Central Carolina Conference play, the Bulldogs feel right at home and are setting their sights on a league title. Awaiting this week is a 1-7 Salisbury club that picked up its first victory of the entire season last week against Lexington.
Though not the Hornets of old, Salisbury still has some playmakers and plenty of speed to compete. Riley Myers runs the option offense at quarterback, scoring a couple of touchdowns against East Davidson two weeks ago. Tim Rhodes is an explosive tailback that can find an extra gear once into the secondary.
Thomasville's running game is making strides at the right time. Demoris Payne went over the century mark in rushing yards for a second consecutive week, piling up 139 of them and two touchdowns against the Golden Eagles a week ago. D.J. Spann turned in another great performance with 87 yards and a score, while backfield newcomer Akeem Davis plowed his way to a TD and 79 yards.
In terms of head-to-head opponents, both THS and SHS have played East. The Hornets fell in a stunner, while the Bulldogs enjoyed a 28-0 cakewalk.
The game is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Salisbury's Ludwig Stadium.

East Davidson @ North Rowan
Losing decisively last week in a game the Golden Eagles believed they could be competitive in, East could not have drawn a tougher opponent to bounce back with this week. North Rowan sports an 8-0 record and has been demolishing the opposition. Scoring 38 points a game, it could very well be another long night for the 6-2 boys in gold and black.
The last time these two teams met in 2008, East pulled out a 10-6 victory.

East Rowan @ Ledford
Ledford desperately needed a win in the Mid-Piedmont Conference and got it at Southwestern Randolph in Week 9. East Rowan will visit Wallburg for Friday's nonconference game with a 3-5 mark. The Mustangs were doubled up by West Rowan last week.