Saturday’s football game between Greensboro College and Methdoist University is a family affair for the Teagues of Reidsville, NC. Jimmy Teague is the first-year offensive coordinator for The Pride. Methodistâ€™s quarterback is senior Erik Teague, Jimmyâ€™s son.
The younger Teague throws for 167 yards passing per game and has tossed five touchdown passes for MU.
â€œI never wouldâ€™ve taken the GC job if Erik had a problem with the situation,â€ Coach Teague said. â€œThis will be a different experience. Iâ€™m glad Iâ€™m not the defensive coordinator or if Erik played on Methodistâ€™s defenseâ€”thatâ€™d be even tougher.â€
Teague went 198-40 in 17 seasons and won four State titles at RHS. He led the Rams to the 2008 2-AA State Championship, Reidsvilleâ€™s second straight State crown. He left the Rockingham County program with 32 straight winsâ€”the longest streak in the state.
â€œOne of the greatest experiences in my life was coaching my two sons,â€ said Coach Teague. His older son, offensive lineman Kelly, played one year of football for The Pride under Coach Marion Kirby in 2000.
â€œErik and I wish the best for each other, but we are both competitors,â€ noted the elder Teague. â€œI think Erikâ€™s Mom is pulling for him. Thatâ€™s OKâ€”she knows I have a lot more games to coach.â€
The Pride hosts the Monarchs at 7 p.m. at Jamieson Stadium.