Dudley-Kannapolis Brown: A few thoughts from Coach Pursley of Northeast on Dudley‏

from Jim Modlin:

Well, It’s game on Saturday afternoon between Dudley and Kannapolis Brown at BB & T/Groves Stadium. Dudley comes in 15-0 and the boys from “Earnhardt country” come in 13-2. Andy and I will have the game on WPET 950 a.m.-pregame 4:00-Kickoff 4:30.

We talked with Coach Pursley from Northeast in our pre-game Friday about The Panthers. Coach Pursley tells it like it is and had some interesting and insightful comments about Dudley. Tommy thinks this is the best Dudley team he has seen in 16 years of facing the Panthers-the best defensive team he has seen in high school. He added that Dudley, when it is all said and done, is probably the best high school team in the STATE-period.

Andy asked Coach Davis of Dudley how or what he would do to prepare for his team. Without hesitation and with a very, very slight grin, he said “Beg for mercy.” He was dead serious. Now for all of this to get a good toe-hold Dudley will have to handle Kannapolis Brown or the Panthers and their nation will be extremely disappointed. Second in the state is not good enough now, having won one last year against Charlotte Catholic.

One big misconception about this and other Dudley teams is that they can’t pass the ball. Well, they can, if they have to-just ask Charlotte Catholic. Ricky Lewis is extremely effective running in either direction and hitting receivers while he and they are on the move. The BIG key to the Dudley success is both lines the D-line and the O-line. There is not too much finesse there-show up and move the other side around-imposing their will on the other side.

It should and will be exciting-tune in if you can’t make the 26 mile jaunt to Wake. if everything goes as planned, Dudley will make the short trip back to GSO with another BIG Trophy!! State Champions-back to back!!!!