HS Football Saturday morning rewind

Two games from Friday were moved to Monday with Eastern Guilford at McMichael and Southwestern Randolph at Ragsdale now set for Monday evening at 7pm. Why they postponed these game, I don’t know, but I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be playing any football outdoors here on Saturday morning.

Our picks took a hit as we fell to 7-3 but it was good news in the case of some of the upsets with Southwest Guilford getting their first win of the year with the Cowboys’ victory over Reagan 14-3. No detalis but the passing game of SWG(1-8) has been strong all year long and it paid off last night. Western Guilford got the HUGE upset win as they knocked off the defending state 3-A Champions, Western Alamance 27-24, as the Hornets were cerrtainly celebrating into the night on their Homecoming. Corey McKenna delivered 4 TD passes for WG giving Ferrell Carter and all the faithful Hornet fans something to be excited about.

Page went down in what had to be an upset at Marion Kirby Stadium with the Pirates’ 9-7 loss to East Forsyth. Joe Barile will have the details for us later and this is a bit of a setback for Page who went unbeaten in the Metro 4-A last season. Paul Lambeth has posted the summary on the Northwest Guilford Vikings’ 14-6 win over Grimsley and now NWG is edging closer to the playoffs after back-to-back conference victories.

Dudley rolled to an easy win over Northeast Guilford but the Panthers got to work early and they earned what they took away from Bill Bookout Stadium on Friday night. The 52-7 final could have been worse but the Panthers brought in the reserves for most of the third and fourth quarters. Rakeem Overby scored on a 34 yard touchdown pass from Panther QB Ricky Lewis Jr. and Overby added another TD on 50 yard punt return. Major Bryant was busy for Dudley with five two-point conversion runs and an interception on defense and he also handled the kickoffs putting the ball into play from the tee, nine times on the night. Dudley(9-0/4-0) is looking very tough heading their game next week at Western Alamance.

Northern Guilford blasted Highland Tech out of Gastonia 60-14 and the Nighthawks are now (8-1) in their first year of Varsity competition. Rocco Scarfone, Keenan Allen, and Maurice Harris were again among the leaders for Northern. High Point Central kept Smith winless as the Bison and the Black Watch Defense bounced back after the 18-3 loss to NWG last week. Smith’s BJ Briley scored the first TD of the game and then it was all Drew Adams and Desmeion Kennedy after that. HPC at Page next week.

Southern Guilford got another well-deserved win at West Stokes taking it home to Sumner on a field goal, winning it 3-0 to move to (6-3) on the season. Kicker Albert Yeboah nailed the 24-yarder to win it for the Storm and Matt Priouleau had a steady game for SG at QB. Reidsville at Southern next week. Southeast Guilford crushed Rockingham County 34-0 behind Alex Harrison and Albert Haynesworth and the Falcons claimed another Homecoming victim.(Hopefully Damon can send us some more details and maybe Haynesworth is a realative of the DL from the Tennessee Titans.) SEG is now (5-4) after this non-conference affair and they have Eastern Randolph coming up next at ER on Thursday.

High Point Andrews our last Guilford County team fell 28-13 to the Winston-Salem Carver Yellowjackets and again the big question remains, “Did anybody ever see any rain last night”? There is one more game coming up on Thursday of next week along with SEG at ER, as NWG goes over to meet Smith in a strange week of HS football with two games coming on Monday, two on Thursday and the rest of the action set for next Friday. It won’t hurt Ragsdale at all having to play SWR at home on Monday because the Tigers are off next Friday before facing Asheboro in ZOO country to close out the season, and they hope it’s an unbeaten one.

*****Thanks to Don Moore for our updates on the games last night at the site.*****