Player of the Week and HS Check List Player of the Week and HS Check List

Our winner from the last week of the regular season was, pass catcher/receiver Orlando “Junior” Hatfield, from Page, who had four touchdown receptions in the Pirates 42-22 win over Southeast Guilford……

Previous weekly winners:
Daniel Downing(Northern Guilford)
Matt Pawlowski(Northwest Guilford)
Mike Fields(Southeast Guilford)
Elijah Jordan(Smith)
Drew Adams(High Point Central)
James Summers(Page)
Jamie Cunningham(Southern Guilford)
Jeff Sims(Smith)
Mycah Gaylord(Dudley)
Duke McCoy(Smith)
Reid Baxter(Northwest Guilford)
Orlando Hatfield(Page)

This week we are looking for and at Justin Briley from Ragsdale, who had three touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing on just six carries in the Tigers Round One playoff victory over the Glenn Bobcats…..Briley had all of his yardage on end-around plays and he brings a whole new wrinkle to the Ragsdale offense….They’ve had this type of play in their arsenal before, but haven’t really seen these type of results that Briley is showing, in previous Tiger football seasons…One of Briley’s carries went for 59 yards, as he went flying for the Tigers around the far end….

Also Tyreek Sparks for High Point Central…He had two interceptions for the Bison in the Smith game and also caught a TD pass from QB Drew Adams…This coming Friday night, Sparks will be flying in Jamestown as the Ragsdale Tigers, with LB Duncan Sparks, play host to the High Point Central Bison, with WR/DB Tyreek Sparks….

Also on the watch list for Player of the Week from last Friday are Rocco Scarfone and Alan Hart from Northern Guilford….Scarfone threw for two touchdown passes in the Nighthawks 43-7 win over Triton and Hart was the heart of the NG defense, with his 70-yard interception return for a TD…..Both guys, along with QB/WR/DB/KR/PR-man Daniel Downing, were on our Shane’s Rib Shack Football in Focus Show last Thursday….

Let’s get Matt Sugg in here on our consideration list for Player of the Week….The Northwest Guilford senior offensive/defensive lineman, helped his team put up 274 rushing yards in 23-22 win over Scotland County last Friday night….Sugg is big and he has had a very big year, blocking and tackling for the NWG Vikings and he is among the best, if not the best lineman in the county…..

That’s Briley(Ragsdale), Sparks(High Point Central), Scarfone(Northern), Hart(Northern) and Sugg(Northwest) in cosideration for your Player of the Week….Give me your thoughts on this at

Others on the Check List have to be Downing(Northern) with his touchdown receiving, touchdown run from scrimmage and his kickoff return for a TD(75-yarder), in his team’s Round One win…Almost forgot, Downing also ran in a two-point conversion play for NG……

Dudley’s Mycah Gaylord is back on the Check List, after his 127 yard rushing night with one TD on 22 carries, for the Dudley Panthers…RB Demetrious McCorkle had two TD runs for the Panthers in their 19-14 win over EE Smith…

The Page Pirates got 120 yards and three TD’s from RB Drew Rogers and Page also got five big pass breakups by DB Ed Britt….Page won at home, in Marion Kirby Stadium, 33-10 over West Forsyth…

The Smith Golden Eagles got 115 yards and one TD, on 27 carries by tailback Elijah Jordan and in that same game, the 28-22 win by HP Central over the Eagles, Aaron Leach had a big night on offense and defense for the HPC Bions as did QB Drew Adams, WR Derek Grant and MLB Rob McCauley…..

Reid Baxter had 100 yards on 18 carries that resulted in 2 TD’s for Northwest Guilford and his teammate, Dalton Dillon, gained 106 hard-earned yards on 20 carries and the workload of 38 carries for Baxter and Dillon, came while running behind men like Matt Sugg and other key Vikings up front….

Speaking of Matts, Matt Heavner continues to lead that Ragsdale offense week-in, week-out and he threw two more touchdown passes last week, in the win over Glenn….

For the nearly-forgotten Northeast Guilford Rams, Jacob McCann was the man, with his 112 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown and a safety proved to be the difference in the game, as NEG won out over Burlington Williams, 16-13…Two TD’s and a safety factored into the scoring for NEG….

High Point Andrews had big nights in their Round One 52-0 win over St. Pauls and the big nights came from Mark Johnson, with two TD receptions from QB Marquez Swinton and Xavier Quick ran in two scores for the Raiders….Johnson, Swinton, Quick and DB Jamarii Miliken are all on this week’s Check List…..


  1. Andy,

    Great group. All deserving of some ink.

    How about the Pauly kid #9 from NWG. 12 tackles against Scotland and a Shrine Bowl selection.

    Definitely right on the money with the Baxter kid and Sugg.

    The Downing kid from NG! Wow! Wonder what he will be like next year! Some really great ball players in GCS! Can’t wait to see what all colleges they go to.

    Keep up the good work Andy. Great coverage of Guilford football.

  2. Congrats, Hatfield! (#9)

    He’s a great kid on and off the field and I’m glad he was recognized for his effort!

    I love interacting with young men such as Drew, Orlando, Savon, Devanta, James, Thuc, Christian, Blake and of course, DeAnthony and others. They are such mannerable and respectful young men.

    I’m rootin’ for ya tomorrow night guys! Yeah, it’ll be cold. Yeah I’ll probably be exhausted but there is no where else I’d rather be!!!!!

    Ride that luxury bus and bring everything you got then—-leave it on the field.

    See you tomorrow night in Matthews!

  3. Being a Ragsdale guy and knowing that not a single Ragsdale player has gotten the honor this week I say give it to Briley. Tremendous performance that kind of came out of nowhere. The kid has displayed flashes but he really stepped up last week.

    But I still have a hard time singling him out from the rest of the Tiger offense. They really do play as a unit. Week in and week out you rarely see any gaudy numbers. Heavner spreads the ball around to so many receivers no single one ever has a huge night. Heavner is efficient as he needs to be. He only had to throw five times last week but all five were complete and two for TDs. That TD pass he threw to Pete Romer was perfection.

    Brown, Smith, Eleazer and now Briley all get yards on the ground. No game breakers there but they keep the chains moving. Meanwhile a small but very effective offensive line keeps executing – opening holes and giving Heavner time.

    So I changed my mind – give the award to the entire Ragsdale offense. They’ve earned it as a unit all season.

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