As we hit the rewind for another Saturday morning we see our picks from the Friday night games go to 61-9 over the last 7 weeks and after last week’s (8-3) drop, this week we hit the (9-1) mark and that’s the mark of a solid effort.
Were we not right on the money with that prediction on the Dudley-Page game? We said, letâ€™s go with the 18-14 final, and the game ends up 18-15 Dudley. If Page doesn’t opt to go for two on the second touchdown, then we hit that game on the head.
In our pregame talks with Panther coach Steven Davis we talked about how in the previous game with Western that Dudley was getting the athletes from the defensive backfield on the field on offense and that those athletes were making big plays, and none bigger than the job David Amerson was doing out there for Dudley last night.
Amerson caught two TD passes from Dudley QB Alex Moore and on the game-winning drive, Amerson took a reverse hand-off on the kickoff and returned it to the Dudley 34-yard line and then he caught a pass and battled for first-down yardage leading up to the game-winning catch. The game-winning catch came on 4th down and six from the Page 47-yard line as Amerson hauled in the pass from Moore and took it down the left sideline for the TD and jumped over and past two Pirate defenders to complete the tally.
Dudley also gets Davarris Martin and Jeremy Reynolds involved in those pass routes and Chris Simmons can help out in that area too……
The key is that Dudley is getting their best athletes on the field at all times and they are making the big plays. The Dudley DB’s comprise their top talent load on the Panther roster.
Bruce McCoy was all over the field for Page on offense and defense and the Pirates’ sophomore quarterback James Summers had a monster game and he will be something very special before he hangs up his cleats in this town.
Dudley saw it’s defense get active up front when they had to in the game last night with Major Bryant very active as always and Bryson McCall was another Panther that turned in a Conference Championship-type performance for Dudley.
A great effort from both teams and a credit to the coaching staffs for having all the guys up and ready for this BIG GAME setting and we need to remember that Page was down 12-0 at the half and they kicked off to Dudley to start the second half and still the Pirates were able to move ahead 15-12 in this ball game and they were in a position to win the game on the two TD runs by Summers, the Anthony PAT and the two-point conversion pass from Summers to Jeremy Collie.
What a game!
Ragsdale took care of business with Glenn to move the Tigers to (10-0) with a trip to High Point Central to face the “Black Watch” defense coming up next Friday night. Paul Lambeth has the rewind on Ragsdale-Glenn and Dudley will be at Grimsley next week to close out the regular season and Page will be at home to face Southeast Guilford.
Northern Guilford rolled over Morehead 57-0 and next week the Nighthawks have a challenge coming into Nighthawk Stadium as Western Alamance pulls on to Spencer-Dixon Road to close out the regular season.
High Point Central got ready for Ragsdale by whipping the SWG Cowboys and NEG stayed unbeaten in the conference by stopping North Forsyth on the road.
Southern Guilford and NWG dropped games on the road to Ledford and East Forsyth and the regular season is now complete for the Vikings as they finish at (5-6).
Western Guilford snagged that nice 49-30 win over Southeast to end the regular season at (5-6) and Eastern Guilford behind our man Josh Morehead, got up early on Burlington Williams and then held on tight to beat the Bulldogs, 33-31….How about some of that Greensborosports.com karma for the EG Wildcats and Josh Morehead, Ricky Jones and Tyrick Reaves ……
What about those Grimsley Whirlies? They were winners at Southern Alamance last night and now they have 3 wins in the Metro 4-A Conference. Grimsley has now beaten Southeast Guilford, Smith and SA, to stand at (3-2) in the conference. Congratulations to Coach Martin Samek and his staff at Grimsley.(Dudley comes over to Grimsley next Friday night.)
Who did we leave out this week????? Let us know and keep it on Greensborosports……..