Looking ahead to this year’s(2011) high school football season

Picked up/received my copy of the 2011 NC Preps.com 2011 Football Yearbook last night, courtesy of Ron Davidson delivery and Deana King publisher and we have a lot to look at, as we look ahead/forward to the upcoming season….

From the pages of the NC Preps.com yearbook we find Brock Stadnik(Western Guilford), DJ Reader(Grimsley), Blake Hickman(Page) and James Summers(Page), all pre-season All-State players…..Stadnik and Reader are listed as offensive linemen, Hickman as an linebacker and Summers as an Athlete…..These four young men are pre-season All-State selections….

When you go to 4-A All-State you have Stadnik, Reader, Hickman, Summers and defensive lineman Brandon Banks, from Southwest Guilford….

The 3-A All-State team shows us Mark Mitchell(Northern Guilford), as a linebacker and Daniel Downing(Northern Guilford), as an Athlete…..

On the 2-A side of things you see Jamari Milliken(High Point Andrews) listed in a defensive back role…..

The pre-season polls at NC Preps.com have in the 4-A’s, Matthews Butler as #1, Mallard Creek at #2, Richmond County #3, Fayetteville Jack Britt #4 and Durham Hillside #5….Then we have Page #9, Dudley #11 and Northwest Guilford #20……

For the 3-A’s we see West Rowan #1, Crest #2, A.L. Brown #3, Charlotte Catholic #4 and Asheville #5…..Plus we have Eastern Alamance #7, Northern Guilford #8 and Northeast Guilford #16……

In the 2-A’s we do see Thomasville at #11 and Reidsville at #15…..

With our area conference predictions we see first the Metro 4-A with:
1)Page
2)Dudley
3)Smith
4)Western Guilford
5)Southeast Guilford
6)Southern Alamance
7)Grimsley
Player of the Year-James Summers(Page)

From the Piedmont Triad 4-A you find:
1)Northwest Guilford
2)East Forsyth
3)Ragsdale
4)High Point Central
5)Glenn
6)Southwest Guilford
7)WS Parkland
Player of the Year-Brandon Banks(Southwest Guilford)

When we glance at the Mid-State 3-A’s we see:
1)Eastern Alamance
2)Northern Guilford
3)Western Alamance
4)Eastern Guilford
5)Rockingham County
6)Burlington Williams
7)McMichael
8)Morehead
Player of the Year-Daniel Downing(Northern Guilford)

The study of the Mid-Piedmont 3-A declares:
1)Northeast Guilford
2)Southern Guilford
3)Asheboro
4)North Forsyth
5)Southwestern Randolph
6)Ledford
Player of the Year-Jamie Cunningham(Southern Guilford)

And finally from our area we have the Piedmont Athletic Conference with:
1)WS Carver
2)High Point Andrews
3)Randleman
4)Trinity
5)WS Atkins
6)Wheatmore
Player of the Year-Madison Mills(WS Carver)