Weekly Briefing Early Edition 10.7.21: Nelson faces William Campbell

Nelson County (1-4) at William Campbell (1-3), 6 p.m. Thursday

The Basics: Nelson County’s offense has been struggling of late and those struggles continued, but the defense also found itself in some trouble last week during a 56-0 blowout loss to Chatham. With another road Dogwood District clash getting moved up to Thursday, the Governors have a short week to get back on track.

Key Matchup: Nelson County’s front seven takes on William Campbell’s rushing attack. The Generals are looking for some rhythm of their own after facing a challenging schedule. If Nelson wants to end their slide, preventing William Campbell from getting into a rhythm on the ground is crucial. 

Who to watch: Nelson County’s offensive line. If the Governors are going to jumpstart the offense, it has to start up front. That group needs to get things rolling to open things up for the skill position players to make some things happen.

The Line: William Campbell by 1. The Governors are still looking for an offensive rhythm.