Here's a preview of the games the WITN sports team will highlight on tonight's edition of Football Friday.
Ayden-Grifton at Goldsboro:
The Carolina Conference title is up for grabs as both teams head into the game with 4-0 records against conference opponents.
Tarboro at Beddingfield:
This game will determine the winner of the Eastern Plains Conference. Tarboro is currently in first place with a 5-0 record in conference play while Beddingfield is 4-1 against league opponents. A Beddingfield win would give the teams identical league marks, however, Beddingfield would win the conference title thanks to the head-to-head tiebreaker. Tarboro Would claim the title with a win and finish as the league's only unbeaten team.
Havelock at West Craven:
This is a big game for both teams, but especially for Havelock. The Rams are in first place in the Coastal Conference. A win by the Rams locks down the conference championship, but a loss by the Rams coupled with a South Central win over D.H. Conley means South Central will take home the title.
South Central at D.H. Conley:
South Central needs a win and a Havelock loss to claim the regular season title in the Coastal Conference.
New Bern at J.H. Rose:
The Bears are 9-0 and ranked #7 in the latest A.P. Class 4-A state poll. New Bern is looking to complete the regular season with a win over their old rivals and and a perfect 10-0 record.
Southside at Northside:
A big rival game in the Four Rivers Conference. Southside is 7-3 overall and headed to the playoffs in year one of the new DeWayne KJellum Era while Northside at 3-7 is looking for an upset in the season finale.
South Creek at Riverside:
An old rival game with a new name. South Creek, formerly Roanoke, has yet to win a game this season. Riverside, formerly Williamston, heads into the game with an impressive 8-2 record and looking forward to the Class 1-A state playoffs.
James Kenan at Wallace - Rose Hill:
Both teams are playoff bound. The Bulldogs are ranked #1 in the state with a 10--0 record while Kenan is 6-4 overall and a win over the Bulldogs on the road would do wonders for the Tigers' confidence heading into post season play.
North Pitt at kinston:
While Tarboro and Beddingfield will battle for the conference title, Kinston is battling for position in the state playoffs. At 8-2 overall, a Vikings win over a struggling North Pitt team would help in seeding for the first round.
Hertford Co. at Bertie:
Bertie will round out a difficult season with a showdown against a very tough conference opponent. Bertie heads into the game with a 2-8 record while Hertford County is 7-3.