Football: Mooresville at Hopewell
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Mooresville (2-0) at Hopewell (1-1). Last meeting: Mooresville won 51-41 last year. THE SKINNY: Mooresville crushed Hough last week, 38-7 behind Rankin’s four rushing touchdowns and 179 yards on 25 carries. Bullock also ran for 105 yards and a score, so the Blue Devils’ offensive line has been stout in the early going. The defense was strong last week, too, as Mooresville jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Hopewell needs to rebound after allowing 38 points to Lake Norman last week. The Titans can’t afford to get pushed around and let Mooresville control the ball. But that’s easier said than done against a team that has blocked effectively its first two games. Coughlin leads Mooresville with 17 tackles.