High School Football Saturday Morning Rewind:Looking back at Friday Night’s Highlights and our Special Guest this morning is Vinny Testaverde

Posted by Andy Durham on September 21, 2019 at 11:27 am under High School | 13 Comments to Read

Back for a review of the Friday night high school football games in around Guilford County and we needed a special guest for this morning’s show and boy do we have a good one lined up for you….

We have a former great from college and pro football, Vinny Testaverde….Vincent Frank Testaverde Sr. was an All-American quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes, and he went on to have a storied career in the NFL, following his Heisman Trophy senior season in 1986…

A very long, and somewhat prosperous NFL career for Vinny, and it is interesting how it came to a close…

On December 29, 2007 Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox sent Vinny into the game to take the final kneel-down snap in a game which the Panthers won 31–23 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, expectantly bringing to an end to the 44-year-old’s 21-year NFL career at the same city he was originally drafted. Vinny’s NFL career lasted 21 seasons, playing with seven different teams.

Why Vinny Testaverde on here with us this morning???

We were talking this morning and we came up with this idea that is very appealing, but it will be hard to get this plan dealing…

Here’s the deal…..

You have Grimsley(5-0) going to Knightdale next Friday night, and you have South Iredell coming to Greensboro and headed over to Lincoln Street, to meet the Dudley Panthers(4-1)…

Vinny and I were talking and we were thinking outside the litter box, Vinny’s kitty left town, so the box was/is available and we came up with this idea…

Sort of an Iredell idea…Why don’t we send South Iredell to Knightdale and have Grimsley go over to Dudley instead???

What a “Dream Matchup” that would be for a season like the one Grimsley has going on now…Being (5-0), Grimsley does not care who they are facing next, but a Grimsley at Dudley game would be a game that would bring down the house….”You’re in the House, You’re in the Panthers’ House”….

I told Vinny I loved the idea and we should see what others think…Make the ‘Switcheroonie’ and have South Iredell at Knightdale and send Grimsley to Dudley….

Breaker-Breaker, do we have a taker??? Sounds good on computer paper, but how could we make this “Dream Matchup” work???

Vinny said after he gets off the phone with us, he would get on the phone with Leigh Hebbard and see if Leigh, the Guilford County AD, might be able to see fit, to fit this game change into our Guilford County High School football schedule for next week…

Vinny said he would get back to us once he had an answer….Long Pause…..And I will be on this one, as soon as I hear back from Vinny…You can count on GreensboroSports.com….

**********Also keep in mind today that a memorial service will be held TODAY at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Eastern Guilford High School. Please join in celebrating the life and legacy of former Eastern Guilford Wildcat coach, Tommy Grayson…Tommy Grayson will be honored today, at 1pm, at Eastern Guilford High School…**********

Time for us now to hit the Rewind button from last night’s games and Vinny, would you do the honors this morning??? Hard to do this over the phone, but I will give it a try…We got ya Vinny, let her rip…..And here goes the Saturday Morning Rewind, for September 21, 2019….

CLICK HERE for what had to be a “hot game” out on Hicone Road last night, with Ragsdale at Northeast Guilford and this game ended in OT…From the HSXtra Section, at the News and Record….Looks like NEG picked off 4 passes last night..

CLICK HERE for J.P. Mundy, from the HSXtra, on Page at East Forsyth….
“I thought we did some positive things in the running game, early, but had some penalties in the first quarter that really killed those drives. We got in second and third-and-long situations and we’ve got to do better and stay out of those penalty situations. I thought at times we were getting really good pops in the running game.”Coach Jared Rolfes, Page

CLICK HERE for Dudley at Southeast Guilford, News and Record HSXtra….
“I mean we got the win, but there was a lot of mistakes that we made. We got to cut down on the mistakes….(Dudley) just needs to come in and clear our heads and celebrate the victory… come in watch film; work, grind and get ready for that next game.”
Senior Dudley Running Back Marlon Darby on heading into next week

CLICK HERE for Joe Sirera, with the News and Record’s HSXtra section, on the Eastern Guilford Wildcats at the Reidsville Rams…..
“We came out on fire and we just got in the red zone five times and didn’t punch it. Then we lose Newby, who was having a heck of a night. He was running hard and we had a lot of energy. You could kind of feel the air go out once Newby got hurt. We have to do a better job of putting the ball in the end zone. Once we can do that we’ll be fine..”Tony Aguilar, Eastern Guilford coach

Don’t worry, more on the way, in a hurry….

CLICK HERE for Bishop McGuinness getting past WS Atkins, from Craig T. Greenlee, formerly at the News and Record and also working for the WS Journal…
Former NWG basketball player Noah Allred, the 6’7/215 pound running back for Bishop, caught the game-winning pass…Big TD for the “Big Man”….

Interesting note from the Burlington Times-News that the Bartlett Yancey Buccaneers are (5-0) to start the season….

CLICK HERE for Langston Wertz Jr., at the Charlotte Observer, on the Myers Park Mustangs and their very impressive win over Hough last night…Also a roundup of the Mecklenburg County area and the three teams, Mallard Creek, Charlotte Vance, and Myers Park, that seem to be turning heads down that way….Kings Mountain, also looking very good on the 3-A ledger….

On Myers Park over Hough, 69-21:Myers Park QB Drake Maye, the Alabama recruit, threw for a school-record six touchdowns, ran for one and receiver Twan Flip accounted for two more on special teams and caught a touchdown pass. The Mustangs, who led 42-7 at halftime, are averaging what would be a school-record 55.25 points per game.++++++++++Look out for Kings Mountain, this will be a 3-A team to watch…++++++++++

CLICK HERE for Jonas Pope IV on Knightdale’s 41-17 win over Raleigh Enloe last night…..More on other Raleigh-area games…News and Observer, in Raleigh, the source for these notes….

**********The Jesse Carson at North Stanly game was canceled last night….**********
from the News and Observer in Raleigh:(by Hayley Fowler)
Ahead of a planned rally to support a cheerleading team on probation over a pro-Trump photo, a North Carolina high school has canceled its Friday night football game due to security concerns.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association previously placed the cheerleaders on probation over a picture that was taken of them in uniform with a Trump 2020 banner during a football game. Some community members, who feared the teens’ First Amendment rights were being infringed, had planned to wave a large flag with supporters before the game Friday.

The district said it canceled the North Stanly High School football game because “Stanly County Schools has been notified of additional information that could compromise safety measures our schools have in place for sporting events.”

from the leader of the protest/rally:
“There was no threat,” Jeremy Onitreb, one of the rally organizers, told McClatchy news group in response. “Nobody’s coming up there to hurt the kids. It’s not what this was about.”

When asked if the rally would still take place, Onitreb didn’t hesitate.

“You’re damn right it is,” he said.

“The next rally is going to happen out at the NCHSAA offices,” he added. “Que Tucker is next, we’re coming for her job. Until she decides to resign, we’re taking this fight to her.”

Tucker is the commissioner of the NCHSAA, a position she has held since December 2015.

The NCHSAA was quick to clarify the probation was not a form of punishment, as the association “has not defined the terms of the probation,” the Charlotte Observer reported. The team is also expected to continue cheering, according to district officials.

Read much more on this, when you CLICK HERE.

From our GreensboroSports.com staff….
CLICK HERE for Wyatt Smith on Southwest Guilford at Northwest Guilford, on Friday night….

CLICK HERE for D.J. Wagner on Southern Guilford upsetting Western Guilford last night, at Doug Henderson Stadium…

CLICK HERE for Don Tilley and the crew with Dudley at Southeast Guilford last night on GreensboroSports Radio….Tough night for SEG’s Tony Graham, who got sick, but battled back and returned to game to make some very big plays for the Falcons…

CLICK HERE for the great Woody Durham, I mean the other Durham, interviewing Joe Sirera(News and Record), Michael Frogge(Northern Guilford HS), Devan Boykin(Ragsdale HS) and Michael Wyman(Dudley HS) on this week’s Football in Focus Show…..

$$$$$$$$$$ That’s all we have for this week, and I think the pot has been stirred….Our attempt is to stir the pot and not smoke it…$$$$$$$$$$


  • Deer Hopping Luke said,

    @andy Durham. What in God’s name are you talking about Andy? Speaking of God, your boy Coach Rolfes better start praying a lot harder the way his team is playing. I was at that game yesterday and they weren’t ready to play at all. I wonder if the “ powers that be “ are happy with that hire now. He left NW in shambles now he’s about to ruin the most historic program in Guilford.

  • Gfan said,

    Most historic program in GC…Luke must be hitting the Meth again.

  • Gfan said,

    Grimsley 1898 Page 1958

  • Gfan said,

    Oops 1899

  • Whirlie Voice said,

    Grimsley will win a state title before Page does. A lot of kids came to Page of their own choice to play for a winner. Take away the wins, and the pipeline dries up. Not accusing any program of recruiting, btw.

  • Ol' Ball Coach Jr. said,

    Now now Grimsley, let’s not get ahead of ourselves talking about state titles. Still lots of football to be played and 4AA West is gonna be stacked. Grimsley still needs a signature win on the season and Page ain’t it. The East Forsyth game should tell us all we need to know.

    Word!

  • Andy Durham said,

    Let’s keep supporting our coaches…

    What the coaches do in leading their teams; win, lose or draw will go a long way in determining how the kids they coach, turn out as adults…

    Sometimes you will have to get a lesson in life, more so than the lessons in win, win, win…

    There will be lessons in losses and how the coaches educate and lead the kids in these situations will go a long, long way in how the kids they coach learn to cope with life…

    Someone told me the other day, you will always remember the losses more than you remember the wins..How you respond and your walk of life when you are losing and struggling will mold who you become for the rest of life…

    So much more than what the wins bring, teaching kids how to be strong adults, that is what makes the difference and we have programs right now where the coaches are making those lasting impressions..

    Throw all of the wins out the window and the kids will see how the coach walks when he is down a bit and the losses are mounting up…Then if the kids see the coach the same steady way and still very positive and motivated, then high school football players will find out who really is in this thing for the long haul, win or lose…

    What the football kids learn from the coaches right now, will define who the kids become for the rest of their lives….If the kids are taught to stand tall and battle on, whether or not they are winning or losing, that is the message that needs to be sent…

    The football imprint can be applied many different ways…

    What the coach teaches his kids now, will be with them for the rest of their life, and let’s let the coaches coach and players play and if they lose, lift them up and help them define who they really are…

    How will this losing define you???

    Will you turn on the team and your coach, or will you stand firm and let your solid foundation be what defines you….

    What defines you, do you quit and sell out your friends, teammates and family, or do you press on toward the mark and be the men and women that your mom and dad and coaches trained you to be…..

    Be an Overcomer…I would go as far as say go see the movie Overcomer and see if it can move you forward…

    Why not, a little positive nature never hurts and it might help..

    I recommend that movie and say, be an Overcomer…

    It can work and we can work to hope and help all of the kids fight through and see the finish line in positive way…

    A word of prayer never hurt….Sure helps when the chips are down and who knows all of that Overcomer stuff I’m talking about might be a lift to one kid or coach that needs that lift tonight…

    We have to cast the losses aside and go right back to work….The high school football schedule is like a work schedule, and we have to face and attack that schedule, because it is right in front of us…

    You can check out those Overcomer movie trailers on YouTube…I try to watch one or two of them every day and it gives me a lift…Have seen the movie twice and it is one of the best I have ever seen…

    It may all seem like fantasy to some, but those dreams do, and can come true…

    Sometimes you can be walking through life and it seems like a movie or a dream, but it is real…

    Let’s get real and give these kids and coaches a chance…Just do this, stick with and support your coach and your team for the rest of this season and then when the season is over, we can see who the Overcomers were/are….

    Passing on a lift and hoping this football focus can work for you…

    You may say, who do I think I am passing on this Positive Push…

    Just looking to send out a lift to one coach or one kid, that might need that lift…

    I like to take the higher road here and stay out of the ditch, if that is possible for us…

  • Deer Hopping Luke said,

    @andy Durham. Hey Andy. When you get a chance can you post your IEP on your blog so I can try to understand you ? Thanks !!

  • Andy Durham said,

    I would say our Individualized Education Program/IEP is to pass it on…

    Pass on info, pass on scores and try to be an Advocate for the coaches and their players…

    Some days it is same old, same old or so it seems, some days it gets much deeper than that..

    I hope we are doing a decent job, and one thing is for certain, we do need to do more and we need to do it better…

    We don’t have the same influence the coaches do, but we do have the chance to pass on some positive influence…At least I hope we do, and I hope we are putting some sort of positive vibe out there…

    If it all ended tomorrow, did we make a difference?

    Maybe, but time will only tell…

  • Coaches Supporter said,

    Luke, Buddy, 7 dollars and a opinion does not give you the right to attack coaches personally. I was also at the game and seen a team that was out matched physically and athletically. It Happens. I saw a Page team that fought to the end. That just doesn’t happen without leadership. These coaches spend hours away from there own family’s to teach and coach. You spend 3 hours. We got a inside look at how this all works. Coaches spend not only hours on the field but hours watching film, meetings and counseling. Not just 3 hours on Friday night.And by the way Page had a player who heart stopped at practice. The trainer and coach performed CPR and save this young life. Just shows the scope of training and dedication. So put yourself in a fishbowl and let everyone judge how you do in your profession and see if you win every week with a shutout.

  • Deer Hopping Luke said,

    @ coaches supporter. Nobody is attacking anyone personally. The guy obviously is not a good coach. He can be dedicated all he wants. Great !! It’s results man. And I’m sorry, this is not your everyday profession. Coaches choose to be in this spotlight. I work at Shake Shack and if people want to criticize me go right ahead.

  • Guilford College legend said,

    So Deer Hopping Luke’s profession is serving up milkshakes at the local hole in the wall and not coaching HS football; Leave the rum out of the frozen custard, son.

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Andy Durham said,

    There is a lot of good out there and we need to focus more on that….

    The coaches can coach, it sounds too many times like this gets way too personal and we don’t need that…

    Time to give it a break and evaluate going into next week….

    Coach Rolfes is doing right at Page and he is the right leader for those young men….One coach does not make a team…It is a team effort and a coaching staff effort and I think we will see Page lose some more games over the next few weeks, but they should be in good shape come conference time…

    With this being Sunday, let’s rest and come back refreshed on Monday…

    Like we said earlier, what the kids are learning when the chips are down, in the end will take them a very long way in life…

    You get beat down, you lose some games, and that’s the way life is going to be too, and the kids will be ready to face the reality….

    Whether you are behind the line at the Shake Shack or on the offensive or defensive line at your local high school, you have a job to do, and it can get hot in the kitchen…

    I can remember times on a high school team when the coach would tell one day that you are fired and a few weeks later he would be handing you a trophy for being the most improved player on the team…

    Keep the feet moving and if you do that, there is a very good chance that you will accomplish something…

    I think our coaches can coach and that is what they are going to do….Their kids can read too, so be careful what you write, it goes way beyond these pages and your local computer screen…