The Vance County Vipers got the proverbial monkey off their backs with a thrilling 14-12 victory of Southern Durham last week at Viper Stadium. “Our kids, they were focused all week. They came in and did what they were supposed to do,” Coach Aaron Elliott said on Thursday’s SportsTalk.
Southern Durham beat the Vipers twice last year but with last week’s win the Vipers are now 5-0 and ranked 29th in the state. The Vipers will put that unblemished record on the line this Friday night as they take on the Louisburg Warriors in another important conference game. Coach Elliott was with the Warriors for many years before coming to Vance County but doesn’t see the familiarity between him and Louisburg coach Dante Lassister having much impact on the game. “It will cancel each other out. They run the same offense as we do and the same defense as we do. There might be a few wrinkles,” Elliott said.
The weather could be a factor tomorrow night but Elliott said that they are prepared to go ahead with the game and festivities of Homecoming. “The game starts at 7pm and fireworks will happen after the game. A lot has gone into this to get it ready,” Elliott said.
Join Bill Harris and Doc Ayscue for live coverage of the game between Vance County and Louisburg starting immediately following the Joy Christian Center broadcast around 6:50pm here on WIZS on Vance County Friday Night Football.