CHAPEL HILL– The fall chill is finally in the air. And with the ‘football weather’ comes week eight of high school gridiron action featuring intriguing local match-ups that will certainly heat up your Friday night.

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On 97.9 FM WCHL and at 7 p.m., tune in to the undefeated Orange “Crush” Panthers as they host the winless Cedar Ridge Red Wolves. This game will showcase the immovable object that is Coach Pat Moser’s defense and is not one you want to miss.

Last week, Orange continued their dominant ways by posting a 56-0 shutout victory over an undermanned Northern Vance team. Cedar Ridge’s daunting schedule pitted them against a Northwood squad hungry for redemption following their loss to Orange the week before. And the Chargers faced little resistance, prevailing 79-28.

Tune in to pregame and live game coverage from Pittsboro with Paul Connell Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

Exclusively on, you can catch the 3-3 Carrboro Jaguars as they look to turn things around as they head into conference play. First up will be a contest against Bartlett-Yancey. Tune in to pregame coverage and live game play-by-play streaming for this one on our website,

And don’t forget, each Friday at 6 p.m., WCHL’s lively duo of Matt Oakes and Matt Paul will be breaking down all the big games, sitting down with the head coaches of many of your favorite teams, releasing WCHL/Chapelboro’s Super Six rankings, making some bold predictions, and unveiling The Grid Great of the Week. So don’t miss out on any of that!

This Friday, Matt and Matt will be hearing from Orange’s Pat Moser, Northwood’s Bill Hall, and Carrboro’s Jason Tudryn.