High School Football Saturday Morning Rewind with Week Two in the books:Got any “Player of the Week” candidates???/News on Paige, Pagano, Cuthrell, Hackett, Caldwell, Fritz, WA over BW, EF running wild, “The Million Dollar Play” and more….

Posted by Andy Durham on August 25, 2018 at 11:38 am under High School | 5 Comments to Read

Let’s take our look back, back at last night’s high school football games, as we begin to file Week Two of the 2018 season and based on the numbers I saw at the end of the evening, Javondre Paige, from Page was everyone’s Player of the Week last week and if you asked me, he would get my early vote this week, for “Player of the Week”, with 3 TD passes and 2 TD runs…Collin Smith from Eastern Guilford HS last week and now Javondre Paige, from Page this week and how is everyone else seeing it, as we delve into “The Rewind”…..

On Paige, from Page, I’m thinking last week he had 321 total yards and this week he was 320 so that is for sure, being very consistent…

Got the news on Northwest Guilford QB Johnny Pagano with 3 TD passes Friday night, with Cam Cloud latching on to two of those TD tossed from Pagano…NWG topped Western Guilford….

Check this kid out:Kolby Cuthrell(Southwest Guilford HS) carried 14 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cowboys (2-0), who’ve won the last five meetings since losing 66-0 in 2013. Tyree Graham(Southwest Guilford HS) also scored two TDs while carrying 11 times for 43 yards.

High Point Central’s Tobin Dejournette fielded a kickoff just outside the 10 near Southern Guilford’s sidelideline, put the brakes on to keep from stepping out of bounds, reversed direction, made his way through the Storm defense while cutting across the field and went 90 yards for the winning score after Southern knotted the score just seconds earlier….They are calling this, “The Million Dollar Play”….

CLICK HERE for J.P. Mundy at the News and Record’s HSXtra section/site with Dudley-Ragsdale from Friday night at Tarpley Stadium..

CLICK HERE for Joe Sirera at the News and Record on the HSXtra site for Page-Northern Guilford at Johnny Roscoe Stadium…

CLICK HERE for Bradley Cole at the News and Record and also in the HSXtra Section/site for Southeast Guilford-Smith and Tre Caldwell had a big catch/reception for SEG in this game and it went for a TD on the catch from SEG QB Ryan Douglas…Some more Rewind, last word we got, Jax Hackett, from SEG and now at Furman, has been running as one of the #2 linebackers as a freshman for the Paladins, in preseason practices….

We ran this one in the “Friday Night Finish” late last night/early this morning and it comes in the Grimsley Whirlies dismantling of the Asheboro Blue Comets, from the Courier-Tribune of Asheboro and you have it when you CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for Southwest Guilford’s fifth straight win over High Point Andrews from Michael Lindsay at the High Point Enterprise….

CLICK HERE for Greer Smith at the High Point Enterprise on High Point Central’s 33-27 win over Southern Guilford and Tobin Dejournette’s “Million Dollar Play”…..

You can CLICK HERE for Western Alamance over Burlington Williams at the Burlington Times News with David Kehrli and WA has now beaten Williams 16 straight times…

CLICK HERE to see how Fritz Hessenthaler gets his Southern Alamance team to (2-0) from Jerome Richard at the Burlington Times News…29-14, SA over Graham…

CLICK HERE for East Forsyth’s 35-14 victory over Mount Tabor from Marc Pruitt at the Winston-Salem Journal and JournalNow.com….304 yards rushing on the night for the East Forsyth Eagles…

The Cougars of Wake Forest High School, led by their head coach Reggie Lucas, have now won 33 straight games and have been victorious in 60 of their last 62 games and they topped the highly touted Richmond County Raiders 49-28 back on Friday night and you can read all about from Steve Wiseman, when you CLICK HERE for his report coming out of the Charlotte Observer….

Read more on the Wake Forest-Richmond County game from Joel Bryant at WRALSportsFan.com when you CLICK HERE…Got some very good details and video at this post…


  • FootballGuru said,

    Just a thought . There should always be both offensive and defensive players of the week .It’s about the total picture . Defensive is always underrated and shouldn’t be.

  • Andy Durham said,

    It makes it tough trying to come up with a Top Defensive Player each week due to the fact that there are not enough defensive stats going around to highlight the defenses’ top players…

    If you are at a game and see some defensive players that have standout games that is one thing, but to get the word on all the top defensive games around the area, that is a tough task…

    Not trying to make excuses, but there are so many stats on the offensive side of the ball, and the offensive numbers are so well listed and documented, the offensive players and especially the quarterbacks have an edge in the POW races…

    The QB’s touch the ball on every snap so they are going to be involved in very much talk when it comes to the offensive numbers….

    We were at the game LIVE where the kicker Collin Smith, from Eastern Guilford excelled and we saw his work first-hand, but in the grand scheme of things even in state championship games and All-Star Games, you don’t see many defensive Players of the Game….

    Maybe somebody intercepts 3-4 passes and scores a couple of TD’s and they would be a strong candidate, if they were not over-shadowed by something one of the offensive players did…

    TD’s, whether it be TD runs, TD receptions or TD passes, the TD play gets the attention at the end of the day…

    Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, but it is….

    The question that fans will ask is, “Who was your leading scorer/playmaker” and not, “Who is your leading tackler”????

  • LB said,

    Feb 8, 2016 – Linebacker Von Miller made multiple game-breaking plays that led to turnovers. Broncos LB Von Miller named MVP of Super Bowl 50.

  • Andy Durham said,

    That is good research or work there on Von Miller…I’m thinking one year it was Chuck Howley or one of the Dallas Cowboys, or maybe Randy White, from the Dallas defense that got the Super Bowl Co-MVP…

    I can remember days back in day when we scored TD’s on defense in a game with a Fumble Recovery or a Blocked Punt for a TD or took an interception back for a TD and we didn’t even get called by the correct name for supper that night…It was like, “Hey Randy get in here, supper is ready”….

    Got to be able to get some of some of those key defensive names and not many of those names are getting tossed around…

  • Andy Durham said,

    With the Heisman Trophy it is always an offensive player like the QB or the RB that wins it..I’m thinking maybe one year a defensive player won it, but maybe one year out of a hundred….Desmond Howard from Michigan, I think it is won it one year, as primarily a return man…..

    Sometimes multi position offensive players win it…Combo QB, RB, WR, etc…I remember one year Daniel Downing won our MVP award and he played multi positions…Daniel from Northern Guilford back in the day…

    The top defensive award in College Football, what is it called again???? Lombardi Award, Bednarik Award????

    Good conversation….Good Topic…