Northern Guilford slams Williams and Burlington coach says,“You can’t turn the ball over as much as we did, even playing Turrentine Middle School, we couldn’t do that and win”

Posted by Andy Durham on September 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

from Jerome Richard at the Burlington Times-News, at www.thetimesnews.com:

GREENSBORO — It started with a 97-yard touchdown run followed 13 seconds later by a fumble return for a score. If Williams High School wasn’t shell-shocked enough in the first quarter, Northern Guilford scored 1 minute, 30 seconds later on a fumble recovery in the end zone.

That was just the beginning for the error-plagued Bulldogs as they dropped a 56-0 decision to opportunistic and athletic Northern Guilford on Friday night.

The contest was the Mid-State 3-A Conference opener for both teams. It looked more like a season opener for the outmanned Bulldogs (3-2).

Williams fumbled the ball six times, losing three, and had one interception in the first half to trail 49-0 at the intermission.

“The early fumbles turned the game around,” Northern Guilford coach Johnny Roscoe said. “Those turned the tide of the game. It was 7-0 and all of a sudden I looked at the scoreboard and it was 21-0.”

Williams coach David Green talked with his team for approximately 15 minutes after the game. When he emerged from the huddle he said: “You can’t turn the ball over as much as we did. Six turnovers and a blocked punt — that’s at least what we had in the first half … Even playing Turrentine Middle School, we couldn’t do that and win.”

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