Last night it was Dudley over High Point Central 21-6 at Tarpley Stadium and that’s where Dudley and Ragsdale will meet the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, as the Tigers topped Sun Valley 33-24 in Jamestown. Northern Guilford advanced to Round Three with their 42-9 victory over Hickory Ridge and the Nighthawks will host Anson County next Friday evening in the Nest on Spencer-Dixon Road…..
Ragsdale and Dudley in Round Three and the stakes/emotions will be high after the Panthers won last year’s contest at Tarpley and then went on to win the 3-AA State Title. The game was nearly dead-even in the first half in 2008, before Dudley turned up the heat in the kitchen and began bearing down on the Tigers’ QB Tim Romer and that made the difference as the Panthers claimed the victory.
Ragsdale earned the 2009 advantage, with their 18-8 Tiger-takedown of the Panthers in Jamestown, back on August 28. That game was tight too, but Ragsdale took advantage of the Panther secondary with big pass plays from Luke Heavner to DeSean Anderson and Luke Sonricker and that did in Dudley.
With the Series now tied at one game a-piece, the next meeting on Friday November 27, promises to be equally entertaining and remember the stakes and the emotions are going to be running very, very high.
This promises to be, “A Can’t Miss Contest”…
We will break it down more as the week unfolds.
Last night in the Dudley win over HP Central the Panthers out-rushed the Bison 214 to 0! HPC, with 0 yards on 29 attempts and the Bison picked up 72 yards through the air. Dudley had 29 yards passing, but the ground game for the Panthers was a big difference and the Panther defense, piloted by LB Major Bryant, made even a bigger difference as the Major made out like a heat-seeking missile and made several key strikes on his “target of the night”, HPC QB Drew Adams.
To see more on the game go to the News&Record account when you Click Here.
To read the High Point Enterprise article on the game Click Here.
Ragsdale won out over Sun Valley and one of the highlights was a 19-yard pass, from WR Tyquan Roberts to former JV player Justin Briley, and that later led to a touchdown by the Tigers. Mount Tabor defeated #1 West seed RJ Reynolds last night, 26-22, and now the Ragsdale-Dudley winner will host the Mt. Tabor-AC Reynolds of Asheville winner in Round Four…….
In last night’s game, Ragsdale actually trailed Sun Valley, 17-13 at halftime.
The full report on the Ragsdale victory, from the HPE, is ready for you when you Click Here.
We could use a source or a re-cap on the Northern game, can’t find the totals, which we would love to have, anywhere. Maybe our man at NG, Chris Jones, can round us up some info. We could sure use it, with Keenan Allen TD’s, Scarfone TD passes and etc……