Football: Pine Lake vs. Highland Tech Away
7:30 PM at Highland. This is the first meeting. Pine Lake Prep (0-5) at Gastonia Highland (0-6). Players to watch: Pine Lake Prep – WR Austin Pirkle, QB A.J. Carangelo, RB Austin Cook; Gastonia Highland - RB Josh Crawford, QB Ethan Reep. THE SKINNY: One of these winless squads will end their misery in this Southern Piedmont 1A conference opener (there are no ties in conference games). The winner also will move into the conference lead. Pine Lake Prep faltered late in its loss at North Raleigh Christian last week, but trailed only 21-19 near halftime. Pirkle scored on an 80-yd kickoff return and caught a 67-yd score from Carangelo. Gastonia Highland will be glad to win any game. The Rams are on a 30-game losing streak dating to 2010. They were winless in 2011 and 2012, and have been outscored 243-19 this season.