On the trail of the Dudley Panthers and finding our way down on Lincoln Street for Tuesday afternoon practice

Posted by Andy Durham on August 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm under High School | 11 Comments to Read

Made that trek to James B. Dudley High School and caught some of the Panthers’ practice this afternoon and all was good in the Panthers’ camp today…Dudley in day-before-scrimmage-mode and really not going all that hard, just making sure that they have the plays down correctly and shoring up the kicking game with Kinji Patterson kicking at his best and Myles White putting his best foot forward with the punting…
Coach Steven Davis is back to direct the troops and he has Coach Brandon Anderson running the defensive side and Coach Antonio Kirkpatrick and Coach DeNorris Best are making that offense will come alive and give its best…The team trainer/strength and conditioning coach, Curtis McMillian, was in the house and he said he’s in/under a year-to-year contract now and that he likes the days when the team does not have to go full, like on this day/Tuesday, one day prior to the Scrimmage with East Forsyth and North Davidson, in the “Homer Thompson Classic”, at WS Parkland…

We did get the chance to hit Coach Davis with the full Five Questions and here is how those inquiries went today…

The Five Questions for Dudley Panthers head football coach Steven Davis:
1)The player on the team that most reminds you of you?
There are two, Brion Seagraves on the defensive side of the ball and Hendon Hooker, on the offensive side of the football…Coach Davis, a QB in high school(Hooker) and a safety in high school(Seagraves)…
2)The record, realistically speaking, what does it have to/need to be, we should finish the season??
3)If I wasn’t coaching football this Summer, I would be doing what???
Going to visit my mom or my sister…If was not in football or teaching altogether, I might be in the military for life or until retirement…My dad was in the Army and my brother in the Air Force and both of them retired from the Armed Forces….
4)Put the ball in whose hands and say “You must lead us”????
Hooker(offense) and Seagraves(defense)
5)More than any team on the 2016 schedule you want to beat/have to beat?????
*****Dudley at the “Homer Thompson Classic” on Wednesday afternoon and back home for the Dudley Football Jamboree on Friday night going against/facing Western Alamance and North Mecklenburg…*****
+++++Dudley will be very strong on both sides of ball and don’t be surprised to see them ranked in the Top Five in the state, among classifications of schools….+++++

Video footage from the Dudley Panthers’ practice today(8/9/2016)
Click On Below for the video show…

  • What? said,

    Wow talk about an unprepared practice by the coaches. All I see is a bunch of standing around. If those coaches were at a school like Grimsley or SE and had to coach that talent they wouldn’t win a game.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Dudley not going hard at all in this edition, basically a walk-through on the day before a scrimmage, which is today vs. East Forsyth and North Davidson at WS Parkland..

    I had mentioned up top in the blog, that was mainly for going over plays and making sure everyone is on the same page, the day before you go LIVE in scrimmage…

  • What about it ? said,

    Speaking of SE Talent, been hearing about offense change. Who is going to start @ quarterback? The sophomore or the senior?

  • Andy Durham said,

    New offensive leader at SEG in Coach Scott Smith…The former SEG AD has returned to run the offensive and I have been hearing a lot of talk about the Wing T…

  • What about it ? said,

    So you mean there is nothing new about the offense.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Looks to quite a bit of the same, but I feel like they will let the QB Douglas cut loose more…The kid is a real quality QB and could easily become on of the best in the county…

    The tall QB’s seem to do best with Hooker, Jones, Rainey, Simpson all 6’2-plus and Douglas is over 6’2…

  • Ol' Ball Coach Jr. said,


    How many state championship teams have you coached sir/ma’am?

    ——-We’ll wait for that answer…..

  • Pigskin Parent said,

    To What? I am not a Dudley parent, but c’mon, Coach Davis has those guys playing top teams in 7on7 ‘s and scrimmages, not to mention the season schedule. Like them or not, you can’t disrespect their coaching abilities.

  • Teddy Roe said,

    Guilford County should appreciate the credibility Dudley brings to the area. Whenever teams across the state encounter other teams from Greensboro, they always mention Lincoln Street. Can anyone blame them? There are talented groups of athletes on teams, but coaches lack the leadership it takes to mesh players together. Then again, I do not know much, I just slept at a Holiday Inn last night…

  • OGball3r said,

    Teddy Roe….that was funny I like that! Now on football…. I don’t care what the coaches let cameras see the proof is in their pudding….state championships and players playing D1 and D2 football every year…more than what alot of coaches can say….when its time to play they will play and be organized …year in year out they are one of the best coaching staffs in this area…the results prove that and I’m not a dudley fan, supporter or parent…just give props where they are deserved

  • J.D. Springer said,

    Another strong recruiting class for Dudley too with Jalen Clinard coming in from Smith and Miles Berry from Andrews. Guess they’re going to be in some “academy” or “middle college.”