High School Football Saturday Morning Rewind:Some very close games and a very good start to the 2018 Season

Posted by Andy Durham on August 18, 2018 at 11:50 am under High School | 2 Comments to Read

We have been running this feature for a number of years and we bring it back again for this season….Check out our post on the Friday Night Finish, another feature we have had for a few years and some good conversation going on there now for the “Player of the Week”, coming out of last night’s games….

For the Eastern Guilford-Northeast Guilford and Page-Davie County games, you can listen back to those now at GreensboroSports Radio….GreensboroSports Radio has your games and you can listen in now and be sure to tell your friend/friends….Dennis White and Don Tilley on the call for EG-NEG, and we have Kris Walser and Dmitri Morrison on the call for Page-Davie County, at GreensboroSports Radio….Those games are on the rewind there right now….

More on The Rewind
Joe Sirera from the News and Record with news on the Northern Guilford win over the Grimsley Whirlies, when you CLICK HERE

More from the News and Record with J.P. Mundy called into special service and you can CLICK HERE for his report at the HSXtra on Page past Davie County and it sounds like our man Cody King had a 94-yard TD return on a kickoff and Ford Moser, hauled in a 61-yard pass from Page QB, Javondre Paige….

Get on board with Tim Nash from the N&R on the Dudley rout of WS Carver when you CLICK HERE for more from the HSXtra Section…

CLICK HERE for the Southwest Guilford-WS Reynolds game from former News and Record journalist Craig T. Greenlee, now with the Winston-Salem Journal…

We are still digging and hoping to have a few more of these coming your way….

Looked to be a big upset down in Alamance County last night, but maybe not….Southern Alamance over Western Alamance, 14-3 and here is some of what they were saying….
ELON — Fritz Hessenthaler readily admits he’s not the most gifted coach when it comes to the intricacies and nuances of football. He’s preaching toughness.

His Southern Alamance football team exhibited that Friday night as the first-year coach guided his team to a 14-3 victory against perennially strong Western Alamance in the season opener for both teams.

“I’m not the best at X’s and O’s, but I’m tough and I want my team to exude that,” Hessenthaler said amidst handshakes and congratulations from giddy Patriots fans. “We expected to win.”

Patriots quarterback Gavin McAdams, who ran the T-formation that pounded the ball in the second half, said his coach’s style played a big part in the non-conference victory.

More from Jerome Richard, at the Burlington Times News, when you CLICK HERE….

GIBSONVILLE — Collin Smith’s third field goal, from 35 yards out, came with 1:26 left in the fourth quarter and helped lift Eastern Guilford to a 16-14 victory against visiting Northeast Guilford.

The Wildcats, who trailed throughout most of the game, got coach Joe Glass a victory in his first game. Glass, who replaced the departing Doug Robertson who went to Thomasville, spent four seasons at Concord Robinson.

Read more from Steve Canuli at the Burlington Times News on Eastern Guilford-Northeast Guilford when you CLICK HERE….

They are calling this one a “Stunner” as Randleman rallied to defeat Asheboro last night and Dennis Garcia, from the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro, has the skinny…
ASHEBORO — Shane Handy has been a part of so many exciting victories throughout his high school coaching career. None, however, may rival what his Randleman High School varsity football did Friday night in their season opener against Asheboro.

Trailing by 26 points midway through the third quarter, the Tigers all-of-a-sudden couldn’t be stopped as Randleman rallied for an almost-unbelievable 42-39 win over the Blue Comets at Lee J. Stone Stadium.

Read more on this one from the Courier-Tribune, when you CLICK HERE….

Here is the story from the High Point Enterprise on HP Central-WS Parkland from Greer Smith:
HIGH POINT – High Point Central head football coach Wayne Joens wasn’t interested in talking about how his team rallied and fought to the end Friday.

After falling behind 24 points as a result of a disastrous second quarter, the Bison almost came all the back against Parkland before falling 44-37 in the season opener for both schools at Simeon Stadium.

“Almost isn’t good enough,” Jones said.”We played like we practiced. We made a lot of mistakes in practice this week and we made a lot of mistakes tonight. Kids have to step up and make a play.

CLICK HERE to read more on this game from Greer Smith at the HP Enterprise…..


  • Mike D said,

    That is a great honest assessment from Coach Fritz. He nailed it. No one will ever say he didn’t have tough teams that was a reflection of his toughness.

    Congratulations on a big first game win against WA

  • Southeast Guilford has Talent said,

    Never knew Fritz, but heard a lot about him. From what I saw he had his team prepared each week to play hard, but that offensive scheme was a killer for anyone playing a skilled position and probably even for offensive linemen as well. That is just MHO. Either way, the Southeast Guilford vs Southern Alamance game will be one to watch. Fritz coached this Sr. and Jr. class so he knows them inside and out. It will also be interesting to see how Southeast does playing his version of the Wing-T, if they run it.