Getting word yesterday that at the recent Guilford County School Board meeting, the vote came up to name Northern Guilford High School’s football stadium, ‘Johnny Roscoe Stadium’ and there were quite a few of the board members in favor of this and I think it was board member Darlene Garrett that brought up the motion for the vote to the floor….
Amos Quick was quick to be against this and he put in a motion to not vote to name the stadium Johnny Roscoe Stadium, but to name the Northern Guilford High School football stadium, ‘Nighthawks Stadium’ and to name the playing surface/field, ‘Johnny Roscoe Field’…
Nighthawks Stadium and Johnny Roscoe Field….Why not just name the stadium, ‘Johnny Roscoe Stadium’…..The coach led his team to three straight NCHSAA 3-AA football titles and that ought to be enough to get the football stadium named after you wouldn’t you think and he started the football program from the ground up at Northern….
Coach Roscoe nows lives on his farm down in South Carolina and he still keeps in touch with many of his former players on a daily basis….Checking in to see how they are doing and having some kids down to the farm on Spring Break for a field trip….
Maybe I am wrong on this stadium naming issue, but it is open for discussion, as long as we can keep the discussion civil….
Also why don’t they go ahead and name the Western Guilford High School football stadium in honor of long-time coach Doug Henderson…..He won a State 3-A Title…..Southern Guilford stadium named for coach C.K. Siler…Long-time coach and beloved in the SG commuinty(did not win a State Title)…Well deserved on the part of Coach Siler, must have coached at SG for at least 30 years…..Northeast Guilford HS football stadium named for Coach Bill Bookout, and I don’t think Coach Bookout coached varsity football at NEG….He was a great middle school football coach and he used to talk to me during the games and I was on the opposing team…That was kind of neat…Coach Bookout great soccer and wrestling coach at NEG….Ragsdale stadium named for Kenneth Miller and not sure what he did at Ragsdale, maybe an academic administrator/principal…NWG stadium named for Roscoe Billings, the former principal at the school…..Page named for football coach Marion Kirby…Grimsley named for football coach Bob Jamieson….Smith named for football coach Claude Manzi….High Point Central and High Point Andrews play at Tony Simeon Stadium named for former High Point Central coach Simeon….Southeast Guilford named for former football coach Bill Slayton…..
There seems to be a trend….Football stadiums named for former football coaches and the “Stadium” named for the coach and not the field…..Let some of the fans, students and players have a say in this, why not?????
I like the idea of the ‘Johnny Roscoe Stadium’…..Why not bring it up to the name the Western Guilford football stadium the ‘Andy Durham Stadium’ since I played there for many years and now I am a famous local sports writer and sports blogger….This may make all of the people at the school so mad, that then maybe they will wise up and name it the “Doug Henderson Stadium”…..’Andy Durham Stadium’ or ‘Doug Henderson Stadium’, it is time for the people to decide…..
Just a few a ideas and you remember what the lady on ‘Saturday Night Live’ used to say , “Don’t Get Me Started, Don’t Even Get Me Started”…..I think that there may have been a comic from the past that used to say this too, but not real sure…..
Good title for this one…..
“Why they do that?”