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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: King's Ridge at Pinecrest Academy

When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Academy Stadium

Records, rankings: King's Ridge is 2-3 overall, 1-2 in Region 6-1A, Div. B and unranked in Class 1A; Pinecrest is 3-2, 2-1 and unranked.

Series history: Started in 2010; tied 3-3

Last meeting: Pinecrest won 38-6 in 2015

Total scoring (average): Pinecrest 143 (23.8), King’s Ridge 134 (22.3)

Closest game: King’s Ridge 21, Pinecrest 18 (2011)

Most lopsided game: King’s Ridge 45, Pinecrest 7 (2012)

Coaches report: Jimmy Chupp 0-0, Todd Winter 2-2

King’s Ridge wins if…it can block out the past. The Tigers have been outscored 80-7 in the past two games by two potent teams in Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Paran, so they know a game against last year’s region champion has potential to be a similar result.

Pinecrest wins if…it can rediscover efficiency on offense. Last week the Paladins were overwhelmed by Mt. Paran’s defense and only gained 98 yards. That’s not what the Paladins do. Ryan McCarthy should have the team rolling and hungry to score on every possession after last week.