The state 1AA high school football playoffs continue, and West Montgomery will host Starmount tonight. West coach Nick Eddins said the Starmount team relies heavily on a running game, with only 11 pass completions all season, but has a playbook that reflects the teams strengths.
The 10-3 Starmount team will face a strong West Montgomery squad, which brings a 12-1 season record into tonight’s contest. Coach Eddins said the game should be exciting for fans.
“A chess match, if you will,” Eddins said, “cat-and-mouse game, whatever you want to call it. It’s going to be a lot of fun playing against a fundamental, well-coached team, as Starmount is.”
The winner of tonight’s game will advance to next week’s semi-final round, facing the winner of the Whiteville vs. Swain County contest.
Prior to the football game, the West Montgomery boys basketball program will have a red-white scrimmage game at 5:30 p.m. in the school gym. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted for the school’s Angel Tree project, helping children in need this Christmas.
Tonight’s kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and John and Jonathan Inman will have WMTG’s broadcast coverage starting at 7 p.m. at 88.1 FM in Mount Gilead, online at http://www.wmtg.org, and with the TuneIn mobile app.