I am going to try and go back and re-broadcast Friday night’s Northeast Guilford-Western Alamance game for you here on the web site this morning. This will be a complete play-by-play of the entire game. Let’s begin with the Sprinkle pre-game show; well maybe not such a good idea but the game was being played back on 920AM with Byron Tucker and Joe Jones on the call of the WA coverage. We need to try and review all of the Guilford County finals on this cloud-covered day from downtown Greensboro so let’s get to work.
We went 10-1 on our picks, with the only question being on the Northeast Guilford game where we said Western Alamance would win if QB Kendall Bratcher didn’t start for NEG and he did not start but he played most of the game but he was probably playing at 80%. WA defeated NEG and the Warriors move to 8-0 and are ranked #1 in the state in the 3-A polls. Western is led by Donald Britt and Levon Curtis. Curtis is a senior and Britt is a junior and the Warriors are pretty much a two-man team.
WA used an on-side kick, a halfback pass for a TD, and put an extra touchdown on the board as the clock was running out to win it over NEG 28-14. Did WA need that extra TD? WA coach Hal Capps said yes, and NEG’s man Tommy Pursley said no, no, no, no, no……(I thought the Warriors would run out the clock with a 21-14 lead and just 1:40 left to play on a 2nd down mid-way into NEG territory.)
Tyler Woods(100 yards on the ground) was another strong point at RB for NEG and we will see them again in two weeks over at Dudley. NEG is now 5-2 and 1-1 in the Triad 3-A Conference.
The only game we lost out on in our picks was the Eastern Guilford-Atkins game with the EG Wildcats falling to the Camels 34-31. The Camels shredded the Wildcat defense picking up 268 yards rushing and 198 through the air. Eastern’s Gerrod Herbin ran for 221 yards and scored 2 TD’s while EG kicker Will Gann converted all of his extra points and had a 32 yard field goal.
Southern Guilford floored McMichael 34-3 with Will Graves rushing for 148 and WG had two TD’s for the Storm, while QB Antonio Martin threw 3 TD passes and on defense Kencie Brewer had another outstanding game. Brewer is one of the best defensive players in our area. Northwest Guilford ran into an offensive buzz-saw in Kernersville as the Vikings fell to East Forsyth 30-21. For the EF Eagles it was 292 on the ground and 125 through the air and NWG was going all ground with 381 yards rushing. Zack Lewis, Chase Hoke, and Sean Ples played well for NWG but it wasn’t enough as the Viks go to 2-5. Danny O’Brien, the Irish QB, was the man for EF. DOB is being scouted by ND.(Notre Dame)
Paul Lambeth had the write-up for us on Grimsley’s win over High Point Central 31-6 and the Whirlies must start getting ready for Page today. Page led Smith 45-0 at the half and went on to finish off the Eagles winning 47-8. Pirate QB Will Newman threw for 3 TD’s and ran for another score but how much did Will play in the second half and did the Pirates call off the dogs? Page will now turn their attention toward Grimsley as the battle lines are being drawn up and down Westover Terrace and Lawndale Drive and on over to East Cone and Alma Pennix Drive.
In Jamestown, Ragsdale’s Josh Clark and Sean Cathey ran for 4 TD’s each as the Tigers nearly broke the scoreboard winning 60-15 over Trinity. RHS is now 6-2 overall. Southeast Guilford moved to 5-2 as the Falcons flew into Asheboro and came out with a 14-7 victory over the Blue Comets. SEG’s Carl Offord ran for both TD’s and the News and Record said Rahmode Boston kicked the extra points but I thought Terrance Topps was the SEG kicker and also would have handled the fake punt and fake field goal passes for the Falcons to Anderson and Webb. Does anybody know, is it still Topps? Also SEG ran for just 146 yards on 52 carries, that’s what you call grinding it out.
In Winston-Salem, the Carver Yellowjackets ran over the Southwest Guilford Cowboys 39-7 with the Jackets rushing for over 300 yards on the Boys. Jackets 6-1, C’Boys 2-5. Glenn was tested but the Bobcats go to 7-0 after their 21-7 win over High Point Andrews. I don’t ever remember a time when High Point Central and High Point Andrews have been a combined 3-10 overall.
The Dudley Panthers made us proud as they spoiled Morehead’s homecoming up in Eden taking care of the other Panthers 26-0. Dudley ran the ball 60 times for 439 yards with Kyree Ward gaining 208 and Joseph Jackson getting 133. Coach Steven Davis has his DHS team at 7-1 for 2007.
It’s Grimsley-Page or Page-Grimsley coming up this week, ARE YOU READY?????