KA News from NEWS 2: Hall working hard, here’s what he saw

Posted by Andy Durham on September 26, 2009 at 9:43 am under High School | 15 Comments to Read

SWEET HOME ALABAMA FOR KEENAN ALLEN?????

from Brian Hall:Friday Football Fever Show producer at WFMY TV 2.

Saw your article about Notre Dame coach at the Dudley game last night. Just wanted to let you know that I shot the Burlington Williams and Northern Guilford game last night.

Late in the 1st quarter, Kenan Allen lined up under center and threw a nice touchdown pass. Noticed a rather large man on the sidelines. A coach from Alabama made the trip East to watch him.

In the second, Allen went up to catch a touchdown pass and somehow got one foot in for the score and the coach seemed rather impressed. We mentioned it on our show, but just wanted to let you guys know in case you wanted to post anything on it.

We have it Brian and thanks for passing this along to us.

Working hard for you, Brian Hall and Brian Formica, FRIDAY FOOTBALL FEVER!


  • DUDLEY STUD said,

    Kennan “THE SHOW” Allen just keeps rolling along! Just think of what the PANTHER PROGRAM would have done for him! OMG! He wouldn’t have to go to college!

  • Robert Jones said,

    surprised he didn’t get an offer to the academy. that seemes to work to keep the system @ bay.

  • Truth Hurts said,

    Or maybe he could have received some of the record total academic scholarship money which Dudley leads the county in EVERY year. Dude beats someone down, gets caught, and goes to jail: the resolution is not to do it again and to ask forgiveness. Maybe eliminate the reasons that the person chose to even take the chance. You do not run around pointing out all the free people asking why THEY are not in jail too. He ran a red light, he texts while driving, that one hasn’t paid his taxes!!! But it just reinforces that as long as they play at your school, they are kids…if not..they should get caught because they ALL must be doing something wrong! My child attend Smith’s Academy and has a 4.3 average. He does not play sports for his school but receives scholarship offers just the same. And I know that because he doesn’t dunk a basketball or throw a football, you could careless. If Smith won a championship, you’d want us investigated too. Even if our coach held up a neon sign saying catch me if you can.

    New flash – them same beloved students who you loved when they were at your school…those who parents actively participated in the alleged cheating…most of them grew up with and still play on the same teams as the other school’s academy kids. You seem to always pray for dudley’s downfall. You’d be powerlocking your doors and looking the other way if these very same kids who you loved with all your heart and desperately want to ensure their well being had attended another school. So i encourage all schools to push these young men toward academic scholarships that are not subject ot the whims of a coach or a unstable program. We will continue to wish them the best after you are done and finished with them.

  • Tom said,

    I don’t understand the previous post. If there is a site that lists the academic scholarship money awarded by school, I’d like to see it. I looked at the GCS website and I looked at the EOC reporting for last year. It looks like Northwest, Grimsley and Northern(in that order) are the top 3 performers. Northwest is by far the best. The other schools in the county pale in comparison. It is entirely possible that I am not reading the results correct, but I don’t think so. One would think that Northwest would get the most academic scholarship money. If this is not the case, please explain why.
    I do agree that we should be more concerned with the academic integrity of our athletes. It would be much easier to find athletic and academic money if they were better students. It should also be noted that there are great students at all of our schools.

  • eddie willis said,

    Dear ‘truth hurts”,
    That post rambled so much I cannot b sure what your point was. Bottom line, your facts are not correct. I would be willing to bet that a small number of students won lots of scholarships at Dudley and even at other schools in this county. That is not a relevant statistic to use, nor is a 4.3 GPA–especially if it is weighted.

  • Turth Hurts said,

    Dear Eddie and Tom,

    Your inability to even fathom that Dudley could lead the county in scholarship money is probably the reason you could not find the same info I foud in about 30 seconds via Google. I know your type. Your next step is to qualify this fact by, “Oh yes, BUT it’s because of this and that!”

    eddie, my son is in two honors course where A’s count as 5 points instead of 4. He also is in an AP course where the A’s count as 6! So yeah, everything OVER 4.0 would indicate that the GPA’s are weeighted, duh!

    Please see the information below and tell me where you got yours!

    http://www.guilford.k12.nc.us/news/news_detail.aspx?n_id=818

  • Turth Hurts said,

    Dear Eddie and Tom,

    Your inability to even fathom that Dudley could lead the county in scholarship money is probably the reason you could not find the same info I foud in about 30 seconds via Google. I know your type. Your next step is to qualify this fact by, “Oh yes, BUT it’s because of this and that!”

    eddie, my son is in two honors course where A’s count as 5 points instead of 4. He also is in an AP course where the A’s count as 6! So yeah, everything OVER 4.0 would indicate that the GPA’s are weighted, duh!

    Please see the information below and tell me where you got yours! I guess GCS in part of the conspiracy! LOL!

    “http://www.guilford.k12.nc.us/news/news_detail.aspx?n_id=818”

  • Truth Hurts said,

    My reference to my son’s GPA was an answer to Jones’ comment that he was surprised Keenan didn’t get an offer to the academy. I was trying (not very well – it appears) to state that all kids who go to the academy are not athletes and all athletes are not in the academy. Just that – no more no less!

    Tom is absolutely correct: “I do agree that we should be more concerned with the academic integrity of our athletes. It would be much easier to find athletic and academic money if they were better students. It should also be noted that there are great students at all of our schools.”

    I just question some adults’ motives regarding these kids and what they really want out of them. I am saying I’ve watched some of these kids grow up so I enjoy watching thme -whether they are scoring 30 on my team or not.

    If you tell a lie or half truth enough times, people start believing it and cannot even begin to imagine the truth. People trashed Dudley before I went there in ’85 and hardly see the good that comes out. So when a statement is made that they continuously lead the county in scholarship money is made, some cannot believe it.

    All this said, let our kids at Smith turn their football and basketball programs around in a year or two with some highly recruited transfers and we will get the same treatment. It’s like do it but you better not be successful! Like I said it’s not right on any level.

  • Truth Hurts said,

    Last comment before I go home:

    Keenan Allen is a great kid and a gifted athlete. Just sit down a talk to this kid and you will know he is just a nice kid. I use to take him and Maurice home from the gym sometimes and let me tell you: 12 year old kids saying “Yes sir, no sir”and “Thank you” is a testament to their upbringing. Whenever I see him nowadays, he walks and greets me with a firm handshake and eye contact. Anyone with teenage kids know how rare this is. I wish them and all our kids in this increasingly negative and overly competitive world many blessings and good luck!

  • Dale Williams said,

    Ah, you must work for the city or the county—our tax dollars @ work—lol, i really do hope you own your own business, because that’s not very honest. your son must be a “B” student with 5 and 6 points for “As” in some classes. What’s his unweighted GPA?And by the way, who really cares about individual accomplishments but you?

  • Tom said,

    I stand corrected! It isn’t even close. They have 625 to 487 for Grimsley. The amount of money maybe a little skewed because they also have the most athletic scholarships. Either way, it is impressive.
    Northwest has about the same amount of money, but for only 285 scholarships. Interesting data. It appears that the EOC scores don’t correlate directly to academic scholarships. I find that odd. Instead of all of the scandals, the news and record should report on these kids who are receiving these academic awards.

    http://www.gcsnc.com/pdfs/EOC0809.pdf

  • tom said,

    I stand corrected! Dudley has 625 to Grimsley’ s 487. Northwest has 285. They all have about the same amount of money. Extremely impressive.
    The eoc scores do not correlate to the amount of scholarship money. I find this odd, but statistics can produce unusual results. Instead of writing about all of the scandals, the news and record should write stories about the kids who are receiving these academic scholarships.

    The eoc scores:
    http://www.gcsnc.com/pdfs/EOC0809.pdf

  • NWG Fan said,

    Northwest Guilford had 562 students graduate, most went to college. Almost 10 million dollars in scholarship money was raised by college bound students at Northwest Guilford. It was truely amazing. It is one of the best high schools in the state and the country. Northern is getting there give them time.

  • NWG Fan said,

    NWG graduated 562 this past year 2008/2009 school yearand the largest ever in school history. NWG students raised almost 10 million this past year 2008/2009. Most of them are attending college this semester. Over 100 went to UNC and over 100 went to NC State. Other schools include MIT, Duke, Vandy, ECU, App State, Wake Forest, UNCG, VT,UNC W, UNC Charlotte and West Point. Absolutely remarkable.

  • tom said,

    sorry about the double post. There was something wrong with the blog last night, Comments weren’t appearing.