Northern, Southern picked to finish last

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Area football teams are hoping preseason predictions are just that.

None of the four area teams were voted by league coaches to finish better than fifth in their respective conferences in the recently released North Carolina Prep Football News Yearbook.

Predicted order of finish

3-A BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE

1. Southern Durham (2013 3-AA state champion)

2. Orange (third round, 3-AA)

3. Cardinal Gibbons (second round, 3-AA)

4. Northwood (first round 3-A)

5. Chapel Hill (first round, 3-AA)

6. J.F. Webb

7. Cedar Ridge

8. Northern Vance

Player of the Year: Quarterback Kendall Hinton, Southern Durham

Note: Six Big Eight players named to preseason all-state offensive team

2-A NORTHERN CAROLINA CONFERENCE

1. Bunn (second round, 2-AA)

2. South Granville (first round, 2-AA)

3. Franklinton (first round, 2-AA)

4. Roanoke Rapids

5. Warren County

6. Southern Vance (second round, 2-A)

Player of the Year: Running back Sean Bowman, South Granville