Some great games last night as Kenny the driver on the East side of town was saying as he was delivering his last pizza of the evening at around midnight.
What was it HPC-HPA tied at the half, 0-0, it was 16-16 Dudley vs. Hillside and something like 14 a-piece for Western and Southern. Page-NEG ends up going 31-28 and WG-SG stops at 28-27, Western.
Excelllent games, another fun night and the best thing of all? We are back, for at least one week, in the picks department. We went (7-1) this week and you want to guess the only team to keep our mark from being the perfect eight and oh????? Did you get it? For who knows how many weeks in a row, they take us down again, “The Southeast Guilford Falcons”…… This has to be the toughest team ever to figure out. I don’t have any idea what they will be doing next, but they have Grimsley at home next Friday night and Coach Fritz says his 9th and 10th graders will be coming of consistant age soon…….
Joe had the call here at the site on Page-NEG and we thank JB for his fine efforts. I don’t know for certain if Coach Gillespie went with the wide right 118 sweep play that little #7 often calls for, but I do know that Page beat a very good Northeast Guilford team. Page has talent and they did a solid job of using McCoy and Summers along with the rotation of Phan and Rogers last night and when do you see a back, Tony Rustin(and a very big back at that, almost like a big bear when he’s back there), put the ball on carpet, have time to pick it back up, and still take it in for the score and Tony did that last night in the Pirates’ win.
I don’t think Page is overrated, I think they are not really rated in a major upper echelon yet, and if they go small 4-A they can make some noise possibly later on and if Ragsdale ends up small 4-A or just plain old 4-A, then they have a great shot.(BTW, Congratulations to Portia Oakley, the 2009 Page Pirate Homecoming Queen. A great kid and fine little basketball player.)
I really like that Michael Sanders kid from NEG. He has blazing speed and he can make some great cuts to get on down the road/field. Congrats to Coach Pursley as well, as he was telling us last night, that his son Brock Pursley, is now the assistant coach up at Brevard, where Paul Hamilton he used to be at Elon and East Tennessee State is in charge. I remember Brock when used to be a little ball boy, just like Coach Gillespie’s son at Page is now, and I know Coach Tommy Pursley is proud of his son and you have to like that name, Brock. I had trouble remembering it this morning, but it is a good football/sports name, Brock……
We have another star and his name is Aguilar, and he joins in with Adams, Grant, Moorman, Miller, Langham and others over at High Point Central. Evan Aguilar has been playing “lights out” defense all season long for HPC and he got two more picks last night and that should give him right at 6 picks for the year and and at least five interceptions. David Amerson of Dudley had 9 Int’s last year and David said he wanted 10 this season and if he gets it, Evan might be even with him…..Central topped Andrews last night, for their fourth win against only one loss.
We have had a look at WG-SG, the extneded look at Page-NEG and some insight on SEG, plus the look back at HPC-HPA and we know that Dudley prevailed against Durham Hillside and Northwest knocked off Grimsley 13-0 and NWG will be facing Ragsdale in a couple of weeks and the Tigers rolled at Roxboro last night. That Ragsdale-NWG matchup might just get more and more interesting……
We keep hearing quite a bit of talk coming out of the camp over on Westover Terrace and with Grimsley at (0-5), we will probably hear more as the Whirlies prepare to face SEG at Southeast next Friday. Lewis Newman is the Athletic Director and he hired Coach Samek to run the football team and that’s what Coach Samek will have to do. The coach will have to coach and if he has to make any changes, I’m sure he will.
Would it be better to run LaShawn Brown at QB and try and break off some sets like Dudley used with Ricky Lewis Jr. the past two years? That might be something that they are looking at. If that is the case then we would see Lay Lay and more running-type backs trying to utlilize the speed of Brown, Ray, Patterson, Davidson and others.
At this point, with so much catching up to do, I’m sure they are ready to try everything and let’s hope it comes together for the Whirlies, although in this real football world, it is not going to get any easier with SEG, WG and Page due up before the Open date hits on October 16. It is very tough to turn a program around, it doesn’t happen over night and we will have to give them some room for improvement…….
Big times coming this week, and let me be the first to start up the hype-wagon. Smith at Dudley and the Golden Eagles say they are ready to ride into Tarpley Stadium and then ride right on out of there after the game with a “Big W” heading back down E. Lee Street. Panthers(4-1) and Eagles(3-2) in the house, this coming Friday night at “The Tarp”.
Page(4-1) will travel out to take on Western Guilford(2-3) in game that should have a load of offensive action with the Pirates using two QB’s(McCoy and Summers) and two TB’s(Phan and Rogers) and two FB’s(Gordon and Harvey). WG has that Aaron Jones kid, who already has 15 TD’s this season. He got three more last night vs. SG.
Ragsdale(5-0) will be at WS Parklanld and NEG(2-3) will host South Granville in the Rams’ Homecoming game. High Point Central(4-1) is at East Forsyth and High Point Andrews(2-3) has the week off. NWG(4-1) will be hosting Glenn in a Piedmont Triad 4-A key conference clash, while Northern Guilford(3-1) is home to Burlington Williams, Eastern Guilford(0-4) gets to host a very tough Eastern Alamance squad, Southern(1-3) Guilford will entertain Trinity and Southwest Guilford(3-1) is home to WS Reynolds.