Oct. 12 sports briefs

Kannapolis star could return Friday

A.L. Brown running back Damien Washington, who has been sidelined due to a knee injury that required surgery since mid-September, is slated to return to the field Friday against Hickory Ridge, said Kannapolis coach Mike Newsome.

The North Carolina recruit has missed his team's last four games.

Bulldogs, Cougars ranked

Jay M. Robinson is ranked sixth in the latest boys' and girls' N.C. Runner state 3A poll. Both Cannon teams are eighth in the NCISAA 3A poll.