Northern Guilford will be facing an interesting team(Chapel Hill Tigers) on Friday night at Johnny Roscoe Stadium

Posted by Andy Durham on December 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

This Chapel Hill Tigers bunch has been overcoming tall odds this entire postseason and things won’t be any different when they arrive this Friday night at the Johnny Roscoe Stadium, on Spencer-Dixon Road, just outside Greensboro…Chapel Hill knocked off the top-seeded Southern Durham Spartans last Friday night and the Tigers have been road warriors throughout the 2014 playoff season….They have been outmatched in every game that they have played, but they have outlasted every one of their previous opponents and as they approach Round Four and the NCHSAA 3-AA Eastern Title Game, things will be no different when they look across the ball and see nothing but Nighthawks, on Friday evening….

Somehow, some way, Chapel Hill just keeps on getting it done, but that may become a different story, with a much different ending, as they go up against a team that has gone (18-0) in the playoffs under Coach Johnny Roscoe, since 2010……

How are these Chapel Hill Tigers still around and what will be their mindset, as they set out to upset Northern Guilford, tomorrow night???
(They are calling on “Confidence” to be ‘The Key’.)

from Mark Donovan at the Durham Herald-Sun….www.herald-sun.com…..

The 11-3 Tigers once again appear badly outmatched — just as they did a week ago at reigning undefeated state champion Southern, to whom they lost 38-12 in the regular season on their home turf.

But the Tigers didn’t let that faze them and pulled off the 39-28 road upset.

Chapel Hill had finished a full three games behind Big Eight 3-A Conference champ Southern in the regular season as well as two games behind second-place Orange and a game behind third-place Northwood.

Yes, in fourth place in their own conference.

To top that, the Tigers have had to play all four playoff games on the road against higher seeds and they’ve done it without the services of starting running back Ricki McDowell, who suffered a torn ACL in the opening playoff round at Shallotte West Brunswick.

What they do have is confidence, a confidence that began in the trenches with players learning to rely on their teammates to get the job done and focusing on handling their own assignments without worrying about covering for other players, CHHS coach Issac Marsh said.

+++++Read more/Read all from Mark Donovan from the Durham Herald-Sun when you CLICK HERE.+++++

*****More spin on what Mark Donovan was posting and from previous reads over at the Herald-Sun this week….When Chapel Hill’s top runningback Ricki McDowell went down with an injury more and more backups for the Tigers started stepping up and they found some wrinkles that they didn’t know they had with a few surprises that even surprised themselves, like when they put their two-way tackle Logan Tisch in the backfield last Friday night and the 285 pounder responded with two touchdowns in true William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry fashion and from the goal line, Tisch was on the money and in the end zone, last week at Southern Durham…LT scored twice on short runs of about 3 yards each and who is to say, that he won’t make his way back their to play, as a big back at Northern Guilford…..Tisch is a dish that you wish you can keep on the table and not let him run right out of the kitchen and into the foyer/end zone….And Chapel Hill is making no bones about it, they say they have some other wrinkles that they want to use and these are new ones, that they are bringing to town, just for Round Four……*****

^^^^^We made add a few more wrinkles to this post ourselves, so stay tuned and stay with us…..^^^^^


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