We work so hard. Going after our goals, we’re willing to do anything for that progress. I see progress in this area. There is passion surrounding this place. No doubt, everyone has that passion to succeed. I’ll continue to be here and work my butt off until I get full control of my goals. I want to see not just a few names, but the entire area, be a recruiting highlight. We have come so far in the two years I’ve been here, still a long way to go.
1. Dudley High School (5 – 0) Bye
2. Southern Guilford (6 – 0) 69 – 26 over Western Guilford
3. West Forsyth (6 – 0) Bye
4. Eastern Alamance (7 – 0) 32 – 28 over Northern Guilford
5. Northern Guilford (5- 1) (L) 32 – 28 to Eastern Alamance
1. Reggie Gallaspy (Southern Guilford) RB (1884 rushing yards)
2. CJ Freeman (Northern Guilford) RB (Quiet night against Eastern Alamance)
3. Jamiel Mack (High Point Central) QB (Bye)
4. Darius Graves (Dudley) RB (Bye)
5. Mook Reynolds (Northern Guilford) DB/WR (3 catches, 98 yards receiving, 2tds Friday night)
Week’s Top Performers:
1. Reggie Gallaspy (Southern Guilford) RB (276 yards, 6tds)
2. Jarius Morehead (Eastern Guilford) ATH (2 rushing tds, 1 touchdown pass, 2 sacks, 2 blocked punts)
3. Tyquan Watson (Carver) RB (181 rushing yards)
4. Cam Harris (Northern Guilford) QB (322 yards total offense)
5. Kenny McKoy (North Davidson) RB (331 yards rushing, 6 tds)
Spotlight Recap: (Southern Guilford – 69 vs Western Guilford – 26)
277. Really, 277 yards? Reggie Gallaspy consistently shatters expectations. He is a force to be reckoned with and no team has confronted him yet. Today I saw a few things that give him an edge. I thought to myself, this kid can’t be that much better than everybody he plays. Tonight, I kept an eye on the line of scrimmage. His front line controlled Western’s front 7 the entire game. His line gave Reggie at least 4 – 6 yards per play untouched and the rest he did on his own. Coach Causey of Western also concurred with me. He mentioned that he and his staff still have some schematic things to work on up front. He believes that he has the athletes to compete and it definitely showed as they were able to string together a few score towards the end of the game. Coach Causey and I both agreed that if they could have strung those plays together in the beginning of the game, they may have had a chance to out shoot Reggie and Southern’s offense in a shootout style game.
I brought a Guilford College scout with me today, Coach Becknell. He was impressed with Nijel Thomas and Amon Harris. Both Juniors, both a little small, both perfect fits for Guilford’s speedy style of play. Coach liked Nijel’s play-making ability on both sides of the ball, he managed to stand out even in Reggie’s light.
Becknell also liked Western Guilford’s Kevin Gehsman (Senior). I talked to Kevin about what type of school he was looking into for next year. He mentioned that regardless whether he received a scholarship offer from Duke, he was going to enroll into Duke as a walk on. Coach Becknell had a fit. He understands that nobody sets out to play Division 3 football. But when it starts to get late in this process and the Division 1 and 2 schools aren’t talking to you about offering money, you have to re-evaluate your plan of action. Coach says he will work hard to get Kevin at Guilford next year. He says there is no reason a kid like him should go into a program as a walk-on and be overshadowed. Kevin doesn’t seem like the type to sit back and watch from the sidelines. We all know how walk-ons get treated until they earn their respect. Coach Becknell fell in love with Kevin’s passion for the game. He’s a leader out there and everybody can see it.
Playing running back, linebacker, punter, kicker, he is the emotional leader of Western’s team. Even after assuming these roles, Kevin still keeps a heavy heart after a loss. He believes that it is his duty to bring his team together and it’s on his shoulders to start winning games. Humbly, he was able to rattle off a list of things he could get better at as a leader. What a kid.
Nonetheless, I’m glad that I got another chance to do my thing tonight. Thank you to the players who believe in me: coaches, parents, staff, anybody who allows me to do what I love to do. Thank you, I promise this will work out for us. If a kid wants to get to college and play ball, there are ways to get there. It’s a commitment but this process is beatable with relentless hard work.
As long as you believe in yourself and continue to give effort, I am willing to match that energy and take you to the next level.