Zack Maynard went 12-18 for 243 yards and 4 touchdowns by air, along with one by ground to pace Grimsley past Northwest Guilford 36-19 in front of a homecoming throng of around 3,000 in venerable Jamieson Stadium. With the win Grimsley goes to 8-1, Northwest drops to 2-6.
Perhaps the Whirlies were still sluggish after last weeks loss to Page or maybe the team went to the IHOP for dinner because the Whirlies came out flat as a pancake as the Vikings took advantage of the slow start to garner a 11-3 lead early in the second quarter.
However injuries to QB Zach Lewis and WR/S Nathan Kirkman took the starch out of the Vikings shirt as the Whirlies ran off 33 unanswered points to post the win. The game itself turned on two key sequences as late in the first half two quick TD passes from Maynard to half brother Keenan Allen turned the 11-3 deficit into a 16-11 lead at intermission for the Whirlies. Then late in the 3rd quarter two touchdown passes to Kelsey Stevens turned a 23-11 edge into a 36-11 margin ending the competitive phase of the contest.