We have seen large crowds for the Page at Northern Guilford game and the Ragsdale at Dudley game brought in a big gathering to Dudley’s Tarpley Stadium and now we have the #1 ranked 3-A team in the state and two-time defending State 3-AA Champs in Northern Guilford, heading to Northwest Guilford this Friday night….(Both teams come in unbeaten with NWG at (3-0) and NG at (2-0)….
True this is a non-conference game and true NWG is 4-A and NG is a 3-A team, but there is so much more that makes this game a very BIG ONE, that should draw a Huge crowd….
The teams have played every year over the past 3-4 years and Northern has has won every game….Northwest and Northern are just a few miles apart and when Northern opened up, they took in several of the NWG students/players by way of re-districting…Most of all of those students have moved on/graduated by now, but there still looms many a similarity between these two schools….Maybe more similarities than any other two schools, that are just miles apart, in the county….
There are plenty of exsisting rivalries, but there is something different about this one….I can’t put my finger exactly on it, but there is something that makes this rivalry just a little bit different than all of the others…
Maybe it is the lack of history in the series…Since it is so new, there is life brewing from this matchup that carries over the year-round and it just never dies and will get no rest, until they are maybe 10-15 into years into the series….
This one will be hot….You can count on that and with a brand new stadium at NWG, the seats should get a good test, as the early arrivers grab them while they still can….I have a real good feeling that every Northern fan in exsistance will be there at this game…Northwest will call out all of their family, friends and fearless fans to attend this game….It will be must-see contest for both schools and their fanbases…
I have this feeling that many of the graduates from both schools will be returning to NWG for this game and that the weekend college ‘road trip’ will include a drive down Northwest Guilford School Road….
Will the game be a Sell Out???
I think there is a pretty good chance it will be….Might pay to get there early and see what happens next….
*****What would contitute a Sell Out at NWG??? We would need a Stadium Seating Historian to verify those type of numbers and with the new configurations at NWG, those numbers might need some specialty tweaking….SRO and how far can you take the SRO factors, as you line fans around the track….Turn it all loose and we shall see come this Friday night…..*****