One heck of a game last night and it would be great to see these two teams meet again in the playoffs, if that possiblity were to work out…..Large 4-A(AA) versus Small 4-A(A) and we’ll have to wait and see how that unfolds….(Enrollment will dictate.)
You have to love what we saw last night, for a total high school football excitement experience…..On the morning after, now that the dust has settled and the blades of grass on the finely manicured Page Pirate football field have laid back down to rest, you have look back and say we witnessed 48 minutes of fantastic football……
Can’t wait to the next meeting, if it comes later on this year, or in Jamestown next season, this is becoming a top-shelf rivalry, as Page tries to get Ragsdale, and so far lately to no avail….
James Summers from Page had a career-type game with his runs to the end zone for the TD’s and the two-point conversion pass play among other highlights…..Luke Heavner, the Ragsdale QB, engineered a big-time come-from-behind win and the receptions by Erik Romer and Anthony Stewart were huge to help bring the team back….The Brad Davis FG, from 35 yards away to win it, the two key interceptions by Duncan Sparks, a backup LB at 6’4 180, who should grow into one tough hombre in the future, (only a sophomore) and the Trey Grimes recovery of the on-sides kick…..Grimes, #27, came out of the pile with it…..Barry Brown, the backup TB, ran like a force that would not go down and he kept the ball in the middle of the field on the last drive, that ended up being the game-winning drive…
One heck of a game and one heck of an effort turned in by both teams and by both coaching staffs…..Games like this one take a lot out of you, but the bounce back has to be in earnest quickly, with not much time to celebrate, or to belabor any regrets, on what didn’t go your way….
One wild game and another feather in the Tigers’ cap, or another stripe on their back and the elusive hunt of the Tigers will continue for the Page Pirates…..Sometimes you just hate to lose, but being in the hunt, is what makes the chase even that much more interesting….
Another game between these clubs later on this season, would be a fun way to spend a Friday night and would take on a similar feel to what we have seen with Ragsdale and Dudley over the past two seasons…..
Great game by both teams and to victor goes the spoils and if you are Rusty Lee the Page AD, or Glen Locklear the man in charge at Ragdale, you have to be counting the days, till you can start loading up the tickets for the next contest between these two clubs, it is really a game that provides, “A License to Print Money”……..