Grimsley, Southeast, Guilford College, High Point Central, and Southern Guilford winners…
There were several local games going on at the same time on Saturday night so I decided to try and catch at least three of them in part if not in whole.
I started my tour at Northwest Guilford where the Vikings were hosting the Southeast Guilford Falcons. Neither team has much offense and when I left at halftime to continue my tour the score was 0-0. I was impressed with the NWG Vikings QB Zack Lewis and with the SEG special teams. They picked up a first down on a fake punt and later SEG won the game on punt return by Justin Venable. Final:SEG 14(3-1), NWG 7(1-4).
Next stop on my tour was Guilford College hosting their first night game ever on the Quaker campus at Friendly and New Garden. The Quaker QB is for real as Josh Vogelbach threw a touchdown right before the half to Joe Joyner and Vogelbach ended up with 7 TD passes on the evening as Guilford rolled over Averett 47-13. Guilford looks good in the lights and they also look good at (3-0) to start the season.
Last stop on the tour was Jamieson Stadium where Grimsley trailed Ragsdale 10-7 at the half. I arrived just in time for the second half kickoff and Grimsley got motivated and came back to defeat the Tigers and the Whirlies go to (5-0) in 2007 with an off date coming up this week. Grimsley has so many runningbacks with Keenan Allen, Lay Lay Brown, David Ray, David Moore, and QB Zach Maynard. On defense James Hinson and Jamarl Rease were very active on the right side of the Whirlies’ defensive set. Ragsdale is now (3-2) after the loss and the Tigers will host the SEG Falcons this Friday night in Jamestown. Final:Grimsley 21, Ragsdale 10.
In other area action it was High Point Central 30, High Point Andrews 29. HPA scored a late touchdown and went for two and the win but did not get it and the Black Bison prevail in front of several thousand fans at Simeon Stadium in High Point. Thanks to Greg Johnson for the update called in to Greensborosports.com. HPC is now (2-3), while HPA slides to (1-2). Our man William Graves had a 47 yard TD run to lead Southern Guilford over Southwestern Randolph 14-0. The SG Storm is now (3-2) and SWR goes down to (0-5).
Since we are closing this out past the 4pm mark on Sunday afternoon we have to leave for the basketball court by saying, “What in the world happened to the Carolina Panthers?”