Friday Night Finish

Posted by Andy Durham on October 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm under High School | 2 Comments to Read

The two teams that you have to really feel for tonight are Eastern Guilford and High Point Andrews and there may be others, but those two are the first two that come to mind, when you look back at what might have been this evening…

From the reports that I was receiving, Eastern Guilford was up 17-0 in their game at Western Alamance and then Western Alamance came back and took that game from the Wildcates, 20-17….You have to feel for the ‘Cats, especially after they led last Friday night 21-7, before falling 22-21 to Northern Guilford….

And what about High Point Andrews??? We were looking at the scores from over at Claude Manzi Stadium, on the Ben L. Smith High School campus and Andrews was up 21-7 by the count that we had and then here comes Eastern Randolph and they take down HP Andrews in OT, 35-34…

Those two games have to reach out and grab you and in the game we were at, Smith-Page, Smith had their chances against the Pirates and you have to give the Golden Eagles credit, they fought Page right down to the end at Ben L. tonight……The final was Page over Smith 17-12, and Page has two pretty steady running backs in Micah Gafford and Javon Leake….The Page kicker is very consistent although he missed one field goal tonight, but he did hit one for three and made two PAT kicks….Smith had one punt blocked and they also missed an extra point, so like Fred Cox used to say, “the kicking game does make a difference”…..

Dominick Britt does a very good job as a senior leader for Page and the junior receiver Diondre Overton is the kind of guy that can give you a big play at a key moment in the football game…

Dudley at Page next Friday night and Page(8-0) at Dudley(7-0) next Thursday night in the big JV game for the Metro 4-A Conference lead….

Dudley improves to (8-0) and Southern Guilford goes to (10-0) tonight….Southern Guilford finishes up their regular season with Ledford at home next Friday night….Only one loss for Southern Guilford back in the 2012 regular season:at Orange(Hillsborough, NC)Orange High School over SG, 33-19…..SG with a win over Ledford goes Unbeaten in the regular season this year/2014……

Northwest Guilford rolls on tonight, Northern Guilford rolls, Southeast Guilford rolls, Dudley rolls, no news yet on Western Guilford although we should be hearing Hornet 77 in just a few….Just caught the WG final as the Hornets fall 24-21 to Central Davidson….Ouch as the Hornets have headed south again…..

The two games that me on the finish were EG and HP Andrews and I just wished those guys would have been able to finish tonight….I picked EG to win at Western Alamance and did not pick HPA cause I knew how tough it would be on the road down at Eastern Randolph, but I still would have loved to see HP Andrews get the upset….Ramseur is a real tough place to play and Elon/Western Alamance is a tough place to play too, but EG had some steam going in, since they nearly knocked off Northern last week and NG took care of WA….

We will do some more research/reading and add to the Friday Night Finish as the night/morning moves on….


  • Eagle1 said,

    Who made the TD’s for Smith???

  • Andy Durham said,

    I thinking it was Dumpson the QB and Myles White on a pass from Dumpson….