Monday Moaning

We have a few sidebars of what happened over the weekend and we need to send Congrats to David Jackson and Randy Jackson with Appalachian State on winnng their NCAA Division I-AA title for the second straight year.  Coach Jerry Moore and his all-star backfield with RB Kevin Richardson and QB Armanti Edwards deserve a lot of credit for their 28-17 win over UMass on Friday night.  Both of the Jacksons attended Northeast Guiford High School in some shape, form, or fashion.

The Carolina Panthers need to start training camp for the 2007 season today.  The Panthers are way off the mark this season and they need to be looking at investing in a new Quarterback for the long term, maybe go ahead and make a down payment on Armanti Edwards of App. State.  The Panthers could lay him away for Christmas 2009.

John Fox would have had a much better game plan Sunday if he watched the Longest Yard movie on WCWG on Saturday night.  TV 20 is on the money with this classic that still looks as good today as it did back in the 70’s.  The “Mean Machine”, is one of my all-time favorite teams.  Paul Crewe and his crew could have helped the Panthers on Sunday versus Pittsburgh.  Burt Reynolds is a better QB than Adam Sandler any day of the week.

The HS hoops were pretty crazy on Friday night as the Grimsley girls got down by 15 points at halftime before rallying to defeat the Northwest Guilford girls 61-54.  The WhirlieGirls go to 9-0 on the season and they are off to the best start of any of the local teams.  Grimsley out-scored NWG 20-2 in the third quarter to pull out the victory.  Kristin Fields and Trumae Lucas led GHS with 16 each while Traci Stewart had 14 for NWG.

Northeast Guilford grabbed a doubleheader sweep from Eastern Guilford at UNCG, winning the girls game 51-31 and the NEG boys stayed unbeaten winning 60-52.  Mezie Uzochukwu led the NEG boys with 19, while Je’Taime Stevens and Mercedes King has 17 each for the NEG girls.  NEG boys 8-0 and NEG girls 5-2.  NEG opens their new gym on Wednesday night against Page who beat Smith twice on Friday at SHS.

The Dudley boys scored 117 in their win over Bartlett Yancey but Dudley will still need help from other places as the season progresses.  Dudley has Josh Chavis and Kenny Belton doing all the work and they will miss Rayshawn Polk, Robert Johnson, and William Graves.  I saw Will Graves last Thursday night and he is doing well now that he has finished his first semester exams for his red-shirt season at North Carolina.  The new Dudley Panthers will need to develop a supporting cast to round out their new 2006/2007 campaign.  The Dudley girls routed BY 71-13.

The Greensboro Day School boys punished North Raleigh Christian Friday night 81-49 behind Johnny Thomas and his game-high 22 points.  GDS is now 9-0 and getting tuned up for the Little Four Tourney.  High Point Central eased past Andrews 73-60 with Jermaine Armstrong leading the way with 26 big points.  The HPC boys are now 5-1.

In the “What ever happened to file”, what ever happened to The Disco Inferno, Glenn Gilberti?  I gotta know so I will be heading to the site today.