Guilford County HS football poll

Here’s how we see the teams lining up after last Friday night’s action:
#1)Grimsley(7-1)-fell 24-23 to Page but still hold down our top spot and that decision is open to discussion. The Whirlies have Northwest Guilford coming in for Homecoming this week.

#2)Dudley(7-1)-the Panthers were off last week and now have Northeast Guilford coming in this week for a crucial match-up at Tarpley Stadium.

#3)Northeast Guilford(6-2)-the Rams are 2-1 in the Triad 3-A, while Dudley is 3-0 and Western Alamance is 4-0. If NEG beats Dudley and then the Panthers turn around and beat WA then all three could end up tied at 6-1. Stranger things have happened.

#4)Ragsdale(7-2)-the Tigers whippped up on Randleman and then Kyle Petty’s boys didn’t want to shake hands with Ragsdale after the game. Petty was the Randleman QB back in the 70’s and Randleman was called for 75 yards of penalties on Ragsdale’s last scoring drive of the game last Friday night. This week Ragsdale should cruise again as they make the trip to 0-9 Southwestern Randolph.

#5)Page(4-4)-a huge win over Grimsley gets the Pirates moving forward and this week Page at 2-0 in Metro 4-A action goes to East Forsyth also 4-4/2-0. Should make for a nice road-test for the Pirates and good battle between QB Will Newman of Page and East Forsyth’s quarterback Danny O’Brien who visited Notre Dame earlier this season. O’Brien is 6’3/195 and runs a 4.7 40 and he and Newman are both just juniors.

#6)Southeast Guilford(6-2)-the Falcons had their largest offensive output in recent years with the 53-0 win over SWR last Friday and now hit the road to visit 3-5 Rockingham County this week.

#7)Southern Guilford(6-2)-The Storm outlasted Atkins 28-21 last Friday in Winston-Salem and now they come home to C.K. Siler stadium to face an unknown factor in 4-4 West Stokes tomorrow night. I don’t even know the Stokes nickname but I do remember the South Stokes Sauras and here’s the West Stokes calling-card; the “Wildcats”. Thanks to Ron and NCPreps News.

#8)Western Guilford(5-3)-WG got their homecoming win over Rockingham County and now they get to do a complete 360 degree turn and visit the state’s top ranked 3-A team (8-0) Western Alamance on Friday night.

#9)Eastern Guilford(4-4)-EG made the trip to Reidsville last week and they lived to talk about it and now our Guilford County Cats will try and re-group this week with the 2-6 McMichael Fighting Phoenix comng down to Gibsonville to face the Wildcats.

#10)High Point Central(3-5)-the Bison made it a successful road trip last week with senior QB Ricky Mitchell at the helm and HPC left NWG with a 22-21 victory as time was running out. This week the Bison will play host to Ben L. Smith at Simeon Stadium in High Point and from what we’re seeing the “L” could stand for losers with Ben lacking a win at 0-8, but it doesn’t and Smith is still looking. The Golden Eagles did put 21 points on the board last week at EF and only trailed 14-8 after one quarter before falling 33-21.

#11)Northwest Guilford(2-6)-some say NWG is the best 2-6 team in the state but how good can that make you feel after hearing it several hundred times. The Vikings let the Bison out of the bag and off the hook last week after having a 21-14 lead over HPC with just 10 seconds left in the game. Now NWG will meet a Grimsley team also coming off of a one point loss, 24-23, to Page. There will be frustrations all over the Jamieson Stadium field.

#12)High Point Andrews(2-5)-HPA got it in gear with last week’s 35-7 victory over Ronald Reagan. The level of focus will have to change in a hurry as this week the Raiders travel to meet 7-1/2-0 WS Carver.

#13)Southwest Guilford(2-6)-the Cowboys may be taking a page or two out of the Daily Tar Heel sports section with shouts of “when does basketball season begin”, ringing through the woods out off of Highway 68 at Skeetclub Road. Last week the ‘Boys fell by 9, 26-17, to Parkland and now it’s on to Reagan where SWG has a good chance against the 3-5 Raiders.

#14)Northern Guilford JV’s(5-2)-lost to Dudley last Thursday after stopping WG the week before.(Northern Guilford played the Rockingham County Cougars last night{0ct. 17} at High Point’s Simeon Stadium)

#15)Smith(0-8)-Golden Eagles lost to East Forsyth and will travel to High Point to face Central this Friday.