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CFI Game of the Week Coverage - Rocky River at Hickory Ridge

Matt Morrow and Shiree Glenn preview our Week 8 Game Of The Week - Rocky River vs. Hickory Ridge as part of the Charlotte Kickoff Showcase at UNC Charlotte

Game Preview From Shiree Glenn

Rocky River (0-5) travels to UNC Charlotte to take on Hickory Ridge (5-1) for CFI’s week eight game of the week. In Hickory Ridge’s last game, they won over the Garinger Wildcats. Rocky River lost their last matchup to the Myers Park Mustangs.

The Ravens are still looking for their first win of the season and if they want to get it against the Ragin’ Bulls, they’re going to have to “get big” against them. Hickory Ridge has a ton of size up front while Rocky River has the exact opposite problem. Rocky River football coach, Orlando Gray, has a tall task ahead of him. 

Hickory Ridge has only lost one game this year, against Northwest Cabarrus. It seems like they have the tools to win games, but how will that translate during this game? Although Rocky River may not have a ton of size, they have some speedsters both at the quarterback and receiver positions. That could work against Hickory Ridge if they aren’t careful. Head coach Jupiter Wilson trusts that his guys take care of business Saturday against Rocky River. They have a balanced passing and rushing game, along with a stuffy defense. 

Who wins this contest? Join CFI Saturday night for all the action and to find out!

Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. at UNC Charlotte.