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.
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:
High Point Andrews(7-3)
High Point Central(6-5)
*****No playoffs for Smith, SWG, Grimsley and Northern, but everyone else should be in and ready to play again next Friday night.*****