HS football Saturday morning rewind

Posted by Andy Durham on November 8, 2008 at 10:40 am under High School | 6 Comments to Read

The picks go (9-1) last night and on the year we end up at (98-24) for the regular season. The playoffs begin next Friday and we should be seeing pairings rolling out later today.

Dudley rolled over Western Guilford in what seemed to be a playoff-type atmosphere at the Panther’s Tarpley Stadium. The final was 46-19 and Dudley got big games from Ricky Lewis, Fred Overby, Rakeem Overby, David Amerson, Davarrus Martin, Kelton Shepherd, Cam Ingram, Tavorius Stanback, Chris Neal, Josh Jones, Major Bryant, Steven McCain, Ron Gwynn and many others. It was a total Panther effort and they are ready to dive into the playoffs next week. I was impressed with WG’s Brandon Easter, Julius Hooks, Jabri Ridenhour, Cory McKenna, Mustafa Stinson and several other Hornets. WG cut the lead to 8-7 early but the Panthers had way too much pop for the Hornets.

Ragsdale joins Dudley in the (11-0) and Conference Champions Club with the Tigers’ 28-0 shut out win over Asheboro. We had a couple of comments on that game, from Mark:
So much for Asheboro getting an easy win over Ragsdale. Ragsdale totally dominated Asheboro tonight. 111 total yards for Asheboro. Ragsdale D lived in their backfield all night.

from Lee:
Defense was awesome tonight for Ragsdale. Offense was efficent. Ragsdale O-line opened large holes all night. Game was won at the line of scrimmage.

Big win by the Tigers as they settle in for the early rounds of the playoffs at home in Jamestown. On the football highligts shows I did see Nick Mearite make a nice TD catch and Walt Sparks came up with a big tackle that both TV stations were showing. Ragsdale seems to be a fairly young team and most importantly, a coachable team. The kids still listen and learn from an “old school” coach and very good one, in Tommy Norwood. RB D’onovan Smith, 155 yards and 2 TD’s for the Tigers.

Joe Barile will have the lowdown on what went down with Page(7-4) and Northwest Guilford(6-5) in the Pirates’ 20-13 win at NWG. Joe already had the inside for us yesterday on Matt Millisor missing for the Pirates and he will have much more later this morning. Paul T. Lambeth II has the full details coming our way soon on Grimsley’s 28-6 Homecoming victory over Smith.

Southern Guilford(7-4) proved they have “character” to go around as they beat an Eastern Guilford(7-4) team that is loaded with talent, but you can’t trade talent for “character” and that’s what SG has showed all season and they showed it again last night on the evening when deceased runningback Scotty Wayne had his number 23 retired. Scotty Wayne and Darren Garcia were gone, but the Storm carried on in their 12-3 win over EG, after SG trailed 3-0 early in the game. Four straight losses now for Eastern and they will have to recover quickly for the playoffs.

Southeast Guilford(7-4) cruised to a 42-7 victory over Radleman and we don’t have any numbers on this game other than the score and hopefully Damon King, our SEG man on the scene will be able to send some Falcon details to us later today. High Point Andrews(7-3) knocked off WS Parkland 36-13, Glenn squeaked out a win over Southwest Guilford 28-21 and the Cowboys finish at (1-10). East Forsyth ran by High Point Central 31-6 as the “Black Watch Defense” got stretched out again, but the problem is, HPC needs adequate offense so the “BWD” isn’t out on the field all night long.

Northeast Guilford(5-6) behind QB Darius White topped Bartlett Yancey 21-13. The Northen Guilford Nighthawks put up some big numbers on Carrboro to finish 2008 at (10-1). Keenan Allen had 5TD’s for NG, Maurice Harris had 3TD’s and quarterback Rocky Scarfone threw 3 touchdown passes. NG wins over Carrboro, 60-21.

Our teams finish at:
Dudley(11-0)
Ragsdale(11-0)
Northern(10-1)
High Point Andrews(7-3)
Page(7-4)
Southeast(7-4)
Southern(7-4)
Eastern(7-4)
Western(6-5)
Northwest(6-5)
High Point Central(6-5)
Northeast(5-6)
Grimsley(3-8)
Southwest(1-10)
Smith(0-11)
*****No playoffs for Smith, SWG, Grimsley and Northern, but everyone else should be in and ready to play again next Friday night.*****


  • keith said,

    Prediction, Grimsley will have a new football coach next year.

  • Joe said,

    keith, to be honest, alot of people already knew that.

  • SPORTSFAN said,

    Andy do you know when your going to put another stattracker up so we can see how the area players are doing?

  • Damon said,

    Things got off to fast start at Falcon Stadium. Terrance Topps returned to opening Kickoff 80 yards to put the Falcons on the board. The Randleman Tigers came out and tried to mix things up on their first possession, but were clearly overmatched by Pegues, Smallwood, Pettress, Webb, and company. Run or pass, it didn’t matter, the Falcon defense was there and waiting. On the Falcons’ first offensive possession, Fritz and company did a good job of mixing up run/pass. Alex Harrison broke off a key 29 yard scamper and then Kenyatta Robinson went up top to Topps for a 40 yard touchdown pass. At the end of the 1st quarter is was Southeast Guilford 14 and Ranleman 0.

    The 2nd quarter of football was much like the 1st. Randleman had no answer for the Falcon defense, and the Falcon offense continued to show a balanced attack. Carl Offord made it 21 -0 on 5 yard run set up by 21 yarder from Robinson to Topps. It was a big night for Kenyatta Robinson, who would make it 28 -0 on an 85 yard catch and run to Brian Webb. Robinson would finish 10-15 for about 250 yards, 2 TDs and 2Ints. The kid threw 2 bad balls the whole night. One Int. deflected off the receiver’s hands and there were 2 other drops.

    The Falcons went up 35 – 0 at the half on an 8 yard run by Alex Harrison. Harrison would finish night over 100 yards on 11 carries. Harrison’s carries were limited due to the fact he had some welcomed company in the Falcon backfield. Tivon Clark saw action for the first time after missing 6 ballgames. Welcome back Tivon! Tivon ran for close to 30 yards on 6 carries, but he looked out there. Harrison and Clark look like a nice combination heading into the playoffs. Plus, throw in the big boys Haynesworth and Offord for some serious smash mouth.

    The Falcons went up 42 – 0 on Randleman with a 20 yard touchdown run by Alex Harrison. Coach Fritz cleared his bench immediately after the Harrison Touchdown with 11 minutes remaining in the game. Randleman managed to score on the Southeast reserves to escape the shutout.

    The “Beast of the Game Award” has to go to James Pegues. The Falcons had the big fella split out at tight end. Mr. Pegues caught an 18 yard Robinson pass and was immediately met by two Tiger defenders. He dragged both defenders 7 yards and picked up 3 more along the way to a 25 yard reception.

    His second catch of the day was just as impressive. Mr. Pegues caught an 12 yard pass from Robinson over the middle. As he turned to run, the DB was there ready to make the tackle. Mr. Pegues lowered his shoulder and left to DB in the dirt. 6 yards later, with 5 Tigers on his back, Mr. Pegues went to the ground.

    The Falcons are getting healthy at the right time. The play calling has looked good the last few games. Let’s go playoffs!!!

  • ACE said,

    I hope they give coach Saunders another year at least to mold a young team. I am a Page fan and hope this. He is a good guy and a good coach

  • Love My Whirlies said,

    Coach Saunders is a good coach,and i hope they give him atleast on more year. This Whirlie team is young,with alot of talented kids.It’s not always the coaches fault when things go wrong.