High School football Saturday morning Rewind

WOW!!!!! What a game that was with Page and Grimsley last night at Jamieson Stadium with the Pirates prevailing 24-23. Paul Lambeth will have the full blow-by-blow coming up later today but just a few more thoughts on what was a great game for the players and the fans.

Keenan Allen may be Grimsley’s QB of the future as he ran for a TD and also threw for a touchdown on a halfback pass. Will Newman is one of the state’s top quarterbacks and this kid should be getting some serious looks from the college recruiters. Erik Barnard was the receiver of the night for the Pirates and he also had a key run for Page. I don’t believe Corey King caught a single pass but Cameron Davis stepped up big for Page in that department.

It was a tough night in the end for Grimsley kicker Stefan Shepherd with all the bad snaps and for Page’s kicker Matt Milisor, with his field goal, extra points, and his booming kickoffs the colleges are going be calling on this junior. Newman and Milisor are both just juniors. Congrats to Page all the way around and to Grimsley it is time to get back to work.

Paul has much more coming up on this game later today.

To the picks, we went 9-2 for a three-week total of 28-4 but if you ask me the second biggest upset of the night behind the Page over Grimsley was Carver knocking off previoulsy unbeaten Glenn 17-7. We missed on the Page-Grimsley contest and then High Point Central pulled out a 22-21 come from behind win over Northwest Guilford. Ricky Mitchell and HPC won it with a TD and two-point conversion as time expired.

Ragsdale has outscored the opposition 100-33 over the past two weeks and last night the guys we have been talking about came up big again in the Tigers 40-18 win over Randleman. Sean Cathey, Josh Clark, and Matt Heavner were at it again for Ragsdale. Southern Guilford held on to top Atkins 28-21 and the man we have been carrying with us to the bank, William Graves Jr., was up to his old tricks with 191 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Storm QB Antonio Martin passed for a TD and also ran for a score.

It wasn’t easy but after leading by only 7-0 at the half, Northeast Guilford went on to defeat Morehead 21-12 at NEG with solid play from RB Tyler Woods and from lineman Michael Via. NEG travels to face Dudley next Friday. Southeast Guilford mauled Southwestern Randolph 53-0 with Luke Stewart, Terrance Topps, and Carl Offord all having big nights on offense and Justin Venable was on the spot, as he always is, leading the defense.

Western Guilford handled Rockingham County 30-12. Read Jason Gaertner’s article in Saturday’s News and Record for a great play on words about how this game came together. “There’s something about an Easter Lilly at homecoming”, says JG in the N&R. Hornets looking better now at 5-3. Eastern Guilford led early 3-0 over Reidsville on Will Gann’s 39 yard field goal, but went on to get outscored 64-7 the rest of the way and EG ended up losing to the Rams 64-10.

The Smith Golden Eagles put some points on the board, but fell to 0-8 after their 33-21 loss to the East Forsyth Eagles. Southwest Guilford fell to 2-6 and they played WS Parkland closer than we thought but came out on the bottom of a 26-17 final. We close out with a winner as High Point Andrews saw everything come together on the same night and the Raiders crushed Ronald Reagan 35-7.

It was another Wild Week and boy again let’s say WOW!!!!!, that Page-Grimsley game was a good one.