I got a couple of calls on the scrimmages that were going on tonight and the word was that High Point Central was running all over North Forsyth and Grimsley was pretty much handling East Forsyth…..
Probably not a lot of the High Point Central Bison on the ground, running all over the place, probably quite a bit of quarterback Drew Adams exposing that North Forsyth Viking defense.
We won’t know it all for sure until we get the final call from Culler’s Pop Shoppe and from Wes Jones in the morning, but the early returns are telling us with Jimmy Moorman leading the defense and with Akeem Langham and Derek Grant all over the field catching DA’s passes, HPC is ready to make believers out of those that doubted their chances in the Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference.
The call on Grimsley said that Lay Lay Brown’s backup Kurt McPherson was lighting it up with deep, tight spiral passes and that the Whirlie receivers burned the East Forsyth Eagles on more than one occasion. The word I received said veteran runningback David Ray is going to have a bunch to say this season in the Metro 4-A.
They told me that Ray will lead the backs on offense and that Grimsley has a whole posse of receivers that can haul in the ball. This McPherson kid should be fun to watch and the insiders say he reminds them of Mark McGwire’s cousin, Dan McGwire, that stood 6’8 and starred in college at BYU.
I’m not sure if this McPherson guy is at the BYU level yet, but they say that LB Andre Oliver is the Whirlies top defender early in August. The word on the sidelines is that Lay Lay Brown, Torian Patterson and Eric Davidson were all missing tonight from the Grimsley lineup, due to slight injuries, but they all should be back in time for the Jamboree on Friday night…….
Scrimmage action continues on Thursday with Southeast Guilford at Northwood. On Friday and Saturday, it’s the NewBridge Bank Jamborees at West Davidson HS and at Rockingham County HS and Dudley is at Burlington Williams on Friday. Northern Guilford is heading down to South Carolina for a scrimmage on Friday afternoon. The Smith Golden Eagles will be hosting the Super Six Scrimmages on Saturday at Ben L. Smith High School.
If you have any other news on what was going on tonight please leave it in the comment box and the remember, the box is Wide-Open and we will add your info to our call-in information…….
One other thing my Grimsley phone caller told me was that the Whirlie offensive line was looking strong for this stage of the Pre-season. They said that Patterson, Reader, Clark, Manley and Jones are coming off the ball very fast for it to be this early in the campaign.
Also from the High Point Central camp, they said that one of the Johnson boys might be looking at Oak Ridge. Not sure if it’s Greg, Will, Taylor, Ray or Magic, and not sure if they are looking at the Oak Ridge Military Academy, the Oak Ridge Bank, the Oak Ridge Horse Show or the mold at Oak Ridge Elementary………
Keep the calls coming and if we can’t change the football results, we will give Mr. Obama’s universal health care reform/plan a shot……..