Another Change:NWG-Smith Football Game back to “The Claude”/Northwest Guilford High School Athletics Schedule for Week of 8/14:Football at Smith on Friday and will the new Claude Manzi Stadium be ready???(Stadium NOT READY, Game moved to NWG)

Posted by Press Release on August 14, 2017 at 10:26 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

ANOTHER UPDATE on the Northwest Guilford at Smith football game for Friday night and now the game is back on AT SMITH’s Claude Manzi Stadium, know affectionately as. “The Claude” and there are still a few dirt clods to be moved in and around “The Claude”, but here is the most recent version on Friday night’s Ben L. Smith vs. Northwest Guilford high school football game:
GREENSBORO — Will Ben L. Smith’s football stadium be ready for Friday night’s opening game against Northwest Guilford? It depends on when you ask.

*****At 1:06 p.m. today, Smith athletics director Rod McCullough said the game would be played at Northwest. At 3:53 p.m., he said in a text,*****
**********”Friday’s game will be played at Smith.”**********

+++++Smith said they could not comment on the reasons for the reversal of course on whether the stadium would be ready.+++++
Update from Joe Sirera with the Greensboro News and Record/HSXTRA section at www.greensboro.com……

$$$$$ Sort of reminds you of that fight with Filo Beto(Clint Eastwood) and that big guy in the movie “Every Which Way but Loose”, and the fight was on- again/off-again and the day of the fight finally came around, they ended up having the fight in a barn on the outskirts of town….One of the best sporting events in movie history…..They nearly tore the barn down and ‘the crowd’????? You had to be there in your mind and see it, to believe it….Friday night should be half as good if not better, when Smith and Northwest Guilford get together at Smith or at NWG?????? I know of an old “Open Field” on Oak Ridge Road, where we could play this game and it is right at the end of the PTI Airport and the field used to be my front yard….Eastwood is still around and maybe we could get him to fight Lee Kinard(WFMY TV 2 Good Morning Show) in a bare knuckles bout, for the halftime show……You just never know and maybe we could get Jay Reddick, now with the Orlando Sentinel, and formerly of the News and Record to come back up here to Greensboro and cover the fight….You just never know what you might get when you let your imagination run Wild!!!!!+++++

We have given this game quite a bit of coverage today, and I sure hope the game matches/equals “The Buildup”……..+++++

We asked the question in the 10 o’clock hour and the answer is up this afternoon:
GREENSBOROBen L. Smith’s football stadium will not be ready for Friday night’s opening game against Northwest Guilford because of issues with the renovation of Claude Manzi Stadium, Smith officials said today. The game will be played at the Vikings’ field and is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m…..from Joe Sirera at the News and Record and at www.greensboro.com….CLICK HERE for full post….

Monday, August 14
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis West Forsyth High School Home
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Topsail Senior High School Away

Tuesday, August 15
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer East Carteret High School Away

Wednesday, August 16
5:30 PM Coed Varsity Cross Country Greensboro Day School Home
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer West Carteret High School Away

Thursday, August 17
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Golf Rockingham County High School Away
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Davie High School Home
7:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Ben L. Smith High School Home

Friday, August 18
TBA Girls Varsity Volleyball Chapel Hill Tournament vs TBA Away
*****7:30PM Boys Varsity Football Ben L. Smith High School Away*****

Saturday, August 19
TBA Girls Varsity Field Hockey Mt. Tabor Jamboree Away
TBA Girls Varsity Volleyball Chapel Hill Tournament vs TBA Away
TBA Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Mt. Tabor Jamboree Away


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