We were 9-2 on the picks this week which should put us at 37-6 over the last month and that’s not too bad but I must admit that I was shocked when I saw on the Fox 8 Friday Football show and then again on Friday Football Fever that our Southeast Guilford Falcons had gone up to Rockingham County and come back home a loser.
That game is still raising eyebrows in my football knitting circles. Southwest Guilford defeated Reagan 20-0 but we didn’t really know anything at all about the Raiders and the Cowboys have been a mystery much of 2007. Now to SWG’s credit they are 3-6 and with 241 yards rushing and with Tyler Naron hitting both of his extra points the Boys are Back in Town.
Paul Lambeth will have the Grimsley Homecoming update with full details on the Whirlies 36-19 victory over Northwest Guilford. Zach Maynard led the way with 4 TD passes. Page marched on over to Kernersville and won another thriller, this time over East Forsyth. Page was up 30-15 but held on to prevent the EF Eagles comeback. Pirates win it 30-28 as East misses a two-point conversion and the Page defense comes up large. Two touchdowns for DJ McNeil and one by land and one by air for PHS quarterback Will Newman.
I agree with jamos24, we need a Grimsley-Page rematch in the playoffs, if for nothing for else, it gets the blood and juices flowing. I think people are already missing last week’s 24-23 contest, that game really got the fans motivated.
Ragsdale only led 23-15 at halftime but the Tigers rolled in the second stanza whipping Southwestern Randolph 51-15 and out-scoring the Cougars 28-0 in the second half. Tiger QB Matt Heavner threw for 3 TD’s and Keith Matthews hauled in two of them. Sean Cathey had 104 yards rushing and a couple of touchdowns. RHS has clinched the Mid-Piedmont 3-A conference title and now stands at 8-2/5-0 on the season.
Southern Guilford topped West Stokes 28-6 and all of our guys on the Storm watch came up big with William Graves, Antonio Martin, Tykeam Dawkins, Darren Garcia, Scotty Wayne, and Kencie Brewer all turning in solid performances. Coach Brown also mentioned Cameron Allred on defense in the Saturday N&R. I believe next week the Storm have their field trip to Reidsville on the schedule. WG Jr. had 2 tochdowns and 104 on the ground in the win over the Wildcats.
Speaking of the Wildcats, Eastern Guilford and Gerrod Herbin cleaned house and McMichael on the same night as the Cats beat the Phoenix 45-21. Herbin ran for 235 yards and scored twice. Kicker Will Gann was excellenet again going 6-6 in PAT’s and he had another 39-yard field goal this week. EG QB Jason Davis also had a solid outing.
The numbers tell the story on that Southeast Guilford loss to Rockingham County. SEG has just 111 yards rushing on 32 carries and a mere 3 yards passing going 1-11 with an interception. The Falcon defense gave up 246 rushing and 122 passing yards to the RC Cougars. SEG falls 17-10 and drops to 6-3 on the season.
Both High Point teams played well but only one came away with a win as HP Central defeated the Smith Golden Eagles 42-0. HPC’s Ricky Mitchell ran for two scores, he’s the Black Bison QB. Smith was able to pass for 180 yards but get this stat, Smith ran the ball 20 times for just 5 yards, that’s five yards on twenty carries. High Point Andrews gave Carver all they wanted and more before falling 24-21 to the Yellowjackets over in Winston-Salem.
Western Guilford found the going very tough down at Western Alamance as the Hornets came back to their home off Friendway Drive out near Guilford College with a 49-14 loss tied around their neck. WG saw the WA Warriros take a 28-0 first quater lead and it was all over after that. No chance at Alamance, it was all over but the post-game dance and that take place in France so I don’t think we will be making that one this week. Western Alamance and their little Britt, Donald Britt the WA QB, are coming to Dudley next week. There you have it, a Brit and a dance in France, we now have a World Wide Web outreach.
The final game to describe was the Northeast Guilford win over Dudley at Tarpley Stadium. NEG got the victory and Tyler Woods was definitely the Player-of-the-game. Super-strong running by Woods, two touchdowns, and blocked extra point, this Woods kid was busy in the Rams 14-13 win over the Panthers. Another POG award should go to Nelson Kepley, the News and Record photographer who got the key pictures that show up in today’s N&R. Nelson got a shot of Woods on the front page of the Sports section that shows just how strong and determined the little back Woods(5’7/165) is. Nelson also got a shot of the interception by Chris Reed of NEG that helped clinch the game for the Rams(on C4). I think there’s like four great shots by Kepley in today’s N&R. Shoutouts to Woods, Via, Reed, Bratcher, Trainer, from NEG and to Ricky Lewis Jr., Okoro, Bryant, Alford, and Neal from Dudley. NEG takes it 14-13 and Dudley has Western Alamance coming to Tarpley Stadium next Friday.