The Top High School Football Coach from Guilford County:We have at least three very good Candidates!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on March 27, 2020 at 4:42 pm under High School | 2 Comments to Read

Here is a look at three coaches that might be in line to be called “The Top High School Football Coach from Guilford County”…..

Page coach Marion Kirby coached the Page Pirates to all of these State Championships…The Pirates won three out-right, and tied for one state title…

The 1980, 1983, 1984, and 1985 Page High School Varsity Football Team won the 4-A State Championship. The football players of the 1984/ 1985 State Champion football team were all inducted into the NC Football Hall Of Fame in 2010.

In 1980, it was Page over Jacksonville, 36-14…Page over Douglas Byrd, 21-14, in 1983…Page and Fayetteville 71st tied at 14-14, in 1984…Page 26-20, over Terry Sanford in 1985….

The Northern Guilford Nighthawks’ Football team have won 3 consecutive 3AA State Championships, defeating Crest High School in 2010 and 2011 and Charlotte Catholic in the 2012 championship game. They won the 2014 3AA State Championship as well, defeating Weddington High School.

The Nighthawks were coached by Johnny Roscoe. Roscoe went 65-6 during his tenure and retired after coaching the Nighthawks to victory in each of Northern’s last 29 contests.

Steven Davis(Dudley High School) 2020 will be his 17th year as head coach of the Panthers(179-44)….Dudley Panthers’ State Championship teams under the leadership of coach Steven Davis were 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2016….

Dudley topped Cape Fear 54-0 for the 2016 NCHSAA 4-A Title and the Panthers defeated Scotland County, 24-7 for the 2013 4-A Championship…

Dudley won back-to-back NCHSAA 3-AA Titles in 2007 and 2008….


  • Not exactly said,

    Johnny Roscoe “retired after coaching the Nighthawks to victory in each of Northern’s last 29 contests”?

    Technically, yes, because Southern Durham later forfeited its 19-15 win over Northern in the Class 3-AA East Regional final, but that’s a little bit misleading because the Nighthawks didn’t get to finish the 2015 season with a win on the field. Nobody who walked off that icy artificial turf that night in Durham feels like it was a win.

    Crest beat Southern Durham 55-21 that year to win the 3-AA title.

  • Andy Durham said,

    The game that year, back in 2015, should have been Northern Guilford vs. Crest….Southern Durham should have never been playing in that game, but it was too late to go back and correct/update the forfeit…

    Still all being said and done, are we saying,

    1)Marion Kirby
    2)Steven Davis
    3)Johnny Roscoe

    or is it,
    1)Steven Davis
    2)Marion Kirby
    3)Johnny Roscoe

    Or do others see it another way???