Crawling through the Pipeline:Grimsley and NEG hit the AP Poll…..

Grimsley and Northeast Guilford are both ranked 8th in the state in the new Associated Press Poll that came out in today’s News and Record.

Grimsley is eighth in the state in the current 4-A poll and Northeast Guilford is number eight in the 3-A poll. Unbeaten Western Alamance is #1 in the 3-A poll and NEG plays host to the WA Warriors on Friday night.

Northeast Guilfrod could be without their starting senior QB Kendall Bratcher for the seond straight week. Bratcher is hobbled with a bad leg. If Bratcher is out then NEG would call on freshman Maurice Harris again to take over the quarterback spot and run the Rams.

Dudley also received votes for the 3-A rankings.

*****Grimsley will be without star runningback Keenan Allen when the 6-0 Whirlies travel to High Point Central on Friday night. Allen was ejected from last Friday’s game versus WS Reynolds when he showed off while running in for a touchdown on a pass from his brother Zach Maynard.

The extreme showmanship and taunting of the opponent resulted in the ejection and when your are ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct you have to sit out the following game. QB Zach Manynard of Grimsley was ejected from the East Wake game and had to sit out the following week vs. Northern Durham, a game which Grimsley won in Double OT.

This will create an extreme test for the Whirlies when they take on the High Point Central Black Bison. Grimsley needs some real leaders to step up and take charge of the team.*****