A closer look at the Dudley Panthers and their opponent Scotland County, as they get set to face-off on Saturday in Raleigh

Posted by Andy Durham on December 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm under High School | 2 Comments to Read

The Dudley Panthers vs. the ‘Fighting Scots’ from Scotland County, this Saturday December 14 in Raleigh, at Carter-Finley Stadium…We have a closer look for you courtesy of the NCHSAA web site and you can visit them any time at www.nchsaa.org….

Below we have capsules on both teams and we just learned by reading this info today, that Emmanuel Moseley(Dudley) was the Metro 4-A Offensive Player of the Year and Albert McLean(Dudley) was named the Metro 4-A Defensive Player of the Year….

Fighting Scots
Location: Laurinburg
Conference: Southeastern 4-A
Colors: royal blue, white and scarlet
Principal: Greg Batten
Athletic Director: Tommy Britt

Head Coach: Richard Bailey
Assistant Coaches: Paul Adams (Offensive Line), Sean Burnett (Defensive
Coordinator/Defensive Line), Jamie Coleman (Defensive Backs), Daniel Griffith
(Quarterbacks), Brandon Hamer (Outside Linebackers), Cory Johnson (Inside
Linebackers), Wayne Leazer (Inside Linebackers), Jawon McBryde (Defensive Backs),
Rangel Moore (Wide Receivers), Rodney Quick (Offensive Line), Stewart Redding
(Running Backs), Michael Sellers (Running Backs), Matt Stack (Outside Linebackers),
Teland Todd (Quarterbacks), Patrick Williams (Defensive Line), Keith Wood (Wide

Players to Watch: Jaylend Ratliffe, QB; Trejon Monley, WR/DB; Garrett Best, OL; Josh
McPhatter, RB; Robert McKoy, DB; Marquis Williams, LB.

Offensive System: Spread Defensive System: 3-4
This Year’s Record: 15-0 2012 Record: 12-2 2011 Record: 15-0

NOTES: Scotland makes its second
appearance in an NCHSAA football
championship game in the last three
years…Scots won the 2011 4-A title by
beating Porter Ridge 42-16 in its only other
football title game …

Lost last year in the Eastern Regional finals to New Bern 23-6 to
end a 12-2 season…Scots number-one
seed in 4-AA East and were ranked second
in final Associated Press 4-A regular season
poll behind Mallard Creek…

Scotland is in 20th NCHSAA postseason appearance
since 1972 with playoff record of 25-
18…junior quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe is a
real threat, with totals of almost 1,800 yards
passing and over 2,000 yards rushing and
36 TDs on ground…he is averaging better
than 8 yards a carry and rushed for six TDs
in regional win over Rose to go with 172
yards on ground…in fact, as a team Scots
are rolling up over 257 yards rushing per
game and are averaging a stellar yards 7.5
per rushing attempt…

Scots have had to battle some injury problems this year,
especially on defense…coach Richard
Bailey has previously guided Fayetteville
Jack Britt into a state championship game.

Hope Mills South View W 41-9
Fayetteville Jack Britt W 52-21
Marlboro County (SC) W 21-14
Southern Durham W 53-31
Wilmington New Hanover W 42-13
Goldsboro W 35-14
Pembroke Purnell Swett W 48-6
Southern Pines Pinecrest W 75-28
Hoke County W 38-24
Lumberton W 42-0
Richmond W 49-14
Wake Forest Heritage W 56-21
New Bern W 43-27
Knightdale W 24-17
Greenville Rose W 53-40

Location: Greensboro
Conference: Metro
Colors: blue and gold
Principal: Jesse J. Pratt
Athletic Director: Joe Godette

Head Coach: Steven Davis
Assistant Coaches: Brandon Anderson (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Denorris Best
(Offensive Coordinator/ Wide Receivers), Artouris Bryant (Running Backs), Antonio
Hall (Running Backs/JV Head Coach), Mike Quarles (Offensive Line), Marvin Lamberth
(Defensive Line), Shelton Morgan (Quarterbacks), Keith Thompson (JV Defensive
Coordinator), Rick Powell (Defensive Backs), Reggie Robertson (Kickers), Marcus
Alford (JV Assistant), Bo Motley (Varsity Assistant), Curtis McMillan (Strength and

Players to Watch: Emmanuel Moseley QB/DB, Chris Register MLB, Albert McLean DT,
Khalil Vance DE, Darius Graves RB/WR, Lamarc Watlington RB, Connell Young RB

Offensive System: Spread Defensive System: 43
This Year’s Record: 14-0 2012 Record: 7-5

NOTES: Dudley’s Panthers make their fifth
appearance in an NCHSAA football
championship game with 2-2 record in
finals, all since 2002…Panthers lost in 2002
and ’04 state final but won championships
at 3-AA level in both 2007 (beating
Charlotte Catholic) and made last
appearance in ’08 (beating Kannapolis
Brown)…Panthers number two seed in 4-A

Dudley in 20th postseason
appearance since 1972 with excellent
playoff record of 36-17-1 during that
stint…third in final Associated Press 4-A
regular season poll…held star RB Elijah
Hood in relative check in regional final as
Charlotte Catholic fell to

Emmanuel Moseley has committed to continue his career at
Tennessee; he is Metro Conference
Offensive Player of Year and is dual threat,
with 1,357 yards rushing and 1,243 passing
entering regionals…Chris Register is
headed to Clemson…DT Albert McLean
was Metro Defensive Player of Year (13
sacks for year, 12 tackles for loss)…Darius
Graves is excellent athlete (617 yards
rushing, over 400 reception yards, 28 total
TDs)…Trae Meadows has picked off six
passes on defense that has limited 10
opponents to seven or fewer points.

Winston-Salem Carver W 24-0
Jamestown Ragsdale W 34-7
Person W 48-3
Durham Hillside W 24-7
Northern Durham W 46-7
Greensboro Ben L. Smith W 40-0
Southern Alamance W 44-20
Greensboro Grimsley W 46-0
Greensboro Page W 28-7
Southeast Guilford W 42-11
South Caldwell W 44-7
North Davidson W 46-14
Mint Hill Rocky River W 28-7
Charlotte Catholic W 20-15

  • Terrible Loss said,

    My hearts go out to the Dudley family and to the immediate family for the loss of one of their own, Derek Blacknall. Derek and his twin brother Cedric, were standout Football players at Dudley who graduated in 2007(i think). Derek went on to be a standout at ECU. Derek was stabbed and killed last night by his older brother during a domestic dispute.

  • Witness said,

    Cedric and Derek were my teammates ever since the 6th grade. my heart is heavy i cant believe this has happened to a great young man. I feel so bad for cedric. he lost two brothers last night. one to eternity and a greater place. and the other one to life behind bars. Prayers go up to all my fellow dudley panthers who are truly impacted by this tragic loss and especially cedric and Ms. Diane. Players for the Bass/Blacknall Family