Southern seeking third win at Northern Nash; Warren County, Webb also away

Sep. 20, 2013 @ 01:44 AM

Southern Vance shoots for its third win tonight while Warren County and J.F. Webb each try to improve their record to 2-2.

Each team is on the road while Northern Vance returns to action next week at home against Southern Durham.

Southern is at Northern Nash (1-3), Warren County makes its first road trip of the season to Northwest Halifax (0-4) and Webb travels to Pasquotank County (3-1).

Southern and Northern Nash have a common opponent in Northeastern. The Raiders lost to the Eagles 43-0 before Northeastern trounced the Knights 45-0.

Northeastern’s lone loss came last week to Wilson Hunt, where first-year Northern Nash head coach Randy Raper coached for 22 seasons.

Raper’s Knights, of the 3-A Big East Conference, picked up their first win last week over Warren County 21-8 following losses to Corinth Holders, Northeastern and Tarboro.

Southern is coming off of a 33-8 win over Northern Vance last week. The Raiders also won at Cedar Ridge in Week 2.

Warren County head coach John Ward said an athletic team like Northwest, that hasn’t registered a win, can be scary. The Vikings’ competition has been tough and Ward doesn’t know exactly what to expect.

Northwest, of the 1-A Tar-Roanoke Conference, went 0-10 last season and lost nine of the 10 by an average of 39 points. The Vikings lost to Warren County last season 22-14.

Northwest’s closest game this season was a 34-point loss to North Edgecombe.

Webb head coach Tony Midgette is bringing his team about 170 miles east to his hometown of Elizabeth City to face Pasquotank, a 2-A school in the Northeastern Coastal Conference.

The Panthers have convincing wins over Camden County and KIPP Pride, a 28-20 victory over Gates County and a 28-23 loss to Perquimans County.

Midgette is treating the journey to Pasquotank like a state playoff trip.

“We want the kids to enjoy the trip,” said Midgette. “But we want them to understand we’re going down there to handle some business.”