Dudley at Page next Friday night and when will Dudley return to the Pizza Hut Invitational Tournament?
We will have to wait one week, but the Page Pirates, fresh off their Pizza Hut Invitational Tournament title, will host the Dudley Panthers in a major Metro 4-A boys matchup, next Friday night at the Mac Morris Gymnasium…..
Page will travel to Southern Alamance next Tuesday, January 4 and Dudley will be home that same night, hosting the Western Guilford Hornets….
The game next Friday night will be a very important conference game and it will also give the Dudley Panthers a chance to see how they stack up, against the Pizza Hut Champs……Dudley was in the Beach Ball Classic this year, down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and with the game at Page next Friday evening, we can found out who has a chance to stay in the race for the Metro 4-A regular season crown…..Grimsley and Smith are both unbeaten, with the Whirlies having beaten Page at Grimsley and the Smith Golden Eagles topped the Panthers at Smith…Page has beaten Western Guilford and so has Smith, and Dudley knocked off Southern Alamance and Southeast….Only unbeatens so far though, are Smith and Grimsley in conference…..
Fans were already talking about that Page-Dudley meeting last night at the Greensboro Coliseum, right after Page had finished wrapping up it’s Pizza Hut Title….
Dudley at Page and not many Metro Conference teams, or any conference teams for that matter, have beaten Dudley in recent years….Smith got Dudley early in this season at Smith, but even Golden Eagle coach Bryan Jones knows, that game two between the two teams will be a bear at Dudley, when the Eagles take on the Panthers and that’s what he told me, back on Wednesday of this week…..
Dudley-Page and which way will this one go?????
Will Dudley go back to the Pizza Hut Invitational Tournament as an entry in the coming years? When will Dudley return to the Pizza Hut Invitational? Greensboro Sports Council President Donald Moore says the door was open for Dudley to return, but Panther Athletic Director Joe Godette says Dudley was not invited to attend this year’s tournament and therefore the Panthers made arrangements to play in the Beach Ball Classic, in South Carolina….A few years back, Dudley left the tourney to play in the Beach Ball Classic, but the Panthers came back to the Pizza Hut a year later, when extra toppings were added to the large pizzas….
The real topper is, that it would be great to see Dudley return, but then who would bow out and open the door for the Panthers to come back into the field/fold??? If Dudley is back in, then somebody else is out……Page, Grimsley and Smith are the charter members going back to the golden days of the Little Four, but Smith was almost on the way out a couple of years ago, when Northern Guilford and Ragsdale were in the process of being added to the eight-team field…….
When will Dudley return to the Pizza Hut Invitational Tournament? Will this talk cause more talk about expanding the field? Does Dudley really want to return?
How about we play the “Gate City Classic” on Donald Trump’s birthday and we’ll have in Round One:
Dudley vs. Greensboro Day School
Page vs. Oak Ridge Military Academy
Round Two/Championship Game Winner?????
Just a few thoughts from the “Thinking Out Loud File”……
More on Dudley’s return to the Pizza Hut Invitational from today’s News and Record CLICK HERE…..
HAPPY NEW YEAR…….