Week four of Friday Night Lights is upon us as it looks to be a soggy one with possible rain in the forecast for Friday evening.
Mason County has Homecoming night as they take on Morgan County, Lewis County hopes for a similar result against Nicholas County and Manchester hopes to get some points on the board as they host an out-of-state foe in Hannan, West Virginia.
Here’s a look at each game:
MORGAN COUNTY (1-1) AT MASON COUNTY (1-2), 7:30 P.M.
The Royals have Homecoming and will hope to provide their fans with a win, getting them back to .500 on the year at 2-2.
A common opponent these two have already faced is Rowan County, both with a similar result, the Royals losing 47-13 to the Vikings last week while the Cougars took a 46-12 loss to Rowan in Week 1. A bright spot for the Royals in the loss was the ability to get the passing game going as Carson Brammer threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Jake Swolsky, making his debut last week. Morgan County comes in off a 44-0 victory over Jenkins. Garrett Adkins will be the Cougar to watch offensively, leading the team with 185 yards rushing and five touchdowns on the season. The Royals will hope for a similar result as last season when they went to West Liberty and defeated the Cougars 67-14.
LEWIS COUNTY (0-2) AT NICHOLAS COUNTY (3-0), 7:30 P.M.
The Lions hope to crack into the win column the same way they did a season ago with a win over the Blue Jackets. After a bye week, Lewis County hopes to have solved some of its defensive struggles, giving up 95 points and 801 yards of offense in losses to Greenup County and East Carter. The task won’t be any easier in Carlisle as the Blue Jackets are averaging 40 points and 367 yards per game, off to a 3-0 start. Last year’s contest between the two in Vanceburg was a shootout, a 56-34 Lions victory in which Garrett Applegate ran for 210 yards and five touchdowns. Applegate has accumulated 339 yards in the first two games. The Blue Jackets will feature a three-headed rushing attack between Isaac Fryman (467 yards, 10 touchdowns), Cain Saucedo (271 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Michael Tibbs (121 yards).
HANNAN, WV (0-2) AT MANCHESTER (0-2), 7:30 P.M.
Two teams that have struggled mightily out of the gate, one will get their first victory come Friday night. Hannan has been outscored 142-14 in their first two contests, including a 86-14 loss to Green, Ohio last week. While the Wildcats have at least put some points on the board in their losses, the Greyhounds have failed to so far, losing their first two contests by a combined score of 104-0. Something has to give come Friday night.