The coldest night that I ever saw was in November of 1973 and it was in the 30’s that Friday night in Jamestown and it was falling toward the 20’s when you kick in the chill factor….Playing at Ragsdale that night and I will never forget it….
Tonight, August 26, 2016 was directly the opposite….
This might have been the hottest night I have ever seen or been around on the high school football scene….
(And I am trying to forget it, as I work to dry out, after all the sweat that came calling/falling.)
I arrived today at Northern Guilford at around 5:30pm and I was in no real hurry, because I knew when I got into the Nighthawks’ press box, it was going to be HOT….The sun is shining right on top of that press box as it goes down in the West and the NG press box is of the mobile building variety and it makes the press box building turn into a tin can with windows and that sun comes beating in there through those glass windows and it makes for a “Hot Box”/Hot Press Box…
Last year for the Northwest Guilford at Northern Guilford game, to me that was the hottest ever until today….I have never sweated so much and when go out to NG and arrive early in the five o’clock hour, you are in for it and “The Heat is On”….
Was sweating and working to get all of our GreensboroSports Radio equipment set up and you have to work a while and then step outside, and get some air, if there is any stirring and then go back into “The Hot Box”….
Today was ‘The Hot One” and at Northern, AD Brian Thomas does a great job with he has to work with, but that Press Box has to rank among the hottest in U.S.A. I would like to know what the temp was in there today, I am betting about 127 to 130 degrees and it probably stayed that way until around 7pm when the sun began to go down in the West…
That was a “Hot Spot” and today would take and make “The Hot Spot”, the “Top Spot” on our Hot List….Hot Spot and I am glad I was there for it, because it gives us/me something to talk about, coming out of the Friday night games…Fighting this heat teaches you to battle and it makes you thankful when your work and game is done and you have time to get to the fluids and get some hydration working and work your way back to normal….
Good work out, out at Northern tonight and Page sure brought their Football Shoes and Javon Leake gets you thinking and saying CJ and Chris Leake if you are not focused and ready for the real Leake….Leake stands strong back there in the Pirates’ formation and when he is standing back there in punt return formation and when he takes a punt, and he has time to take off with a full head of steam, he could well be headed to the house….Leake is the real deal and Will Jones is the full package too, for the Pirates….
Page even looked good with Nick Baker back there running the second team offense and with Kiandre Page standing back there as the lone RB, Page is not losing much, when the 1-2 force of Jones and Leake call it a day/night….With Jones and Leake you get a jolt and with Baker and Page, you get a bolt….
Not much you can say about the Northern Guilford team other than the fact that they are a long way away from being a good team….Lots of work to do and other than their first drive of the game, when NG took the ball down to the Page 18-yard line, Northern never mounted a threat on this Friday….
So if Page with Jones and Leake now looking to peak, who else is now Hot these days/nights and is ready to join “The Hot List”?????
Northwest Guilford is staying HOT and with last week’s what was it 46 points and then this week, 62 points, not sure now if next Friday night’s game with NG at NWG, is even going to be game….NWG has begun to hit the gas and bear down hard on that gas pedal/throttle/accelerator…..
NWG HOT, and Easttern Guilford is HOT….News Bulletin, Eastern Guilford is (2-0) and they just defeated a very good Southeast Guilford team on this Friday night….EG is hot and I have not seen the Game-Cap yet, but we will and the bet says Bryant Barr, Dominique Graves, James Artis and others were stepping up for EG, at SEG…
EG becomes the Real Deal having beat SEG at Southeast and also having topped Southern Guilford last week, 18-14 and Southern just took down Grimsley, here on this Friday night….EG beat SG and SG beat Grimsley, so that means EG could beat Grimsley and a lot more teams in our area….EG is winning close games and that is a sign of a good team, the one that can beat the teams that have the ability to take you out….
Who else is HOT???
SWG is HOT…..
Southwest Guilford went past High Point Andrews and the Cowboys shut out the Red Raiders and SWG has reached the HOT Status….A game with SWG vs. NWG would real nice right now, but that game is still several weeks away…You have to be thinking that Jaren Rainey was leading the Cowboy charges on this Friday night and if somebody else took over, that will make Southwewst a better team in the end….
DUDLEY stays HOT….
Dudley has been HOT since back when Victor Floyd took over the Panthhers’ in the early 2000’s and the heat has been on, and stays on since then…..Ragsdale is the latest team to feel the force of the Panthers on the Prowl…Not sure who Dudley has next, but Ragsdale will be hosting Northeast Guilford if my schedule-maker is working correctly….Ragsdale-NEG is one of the all-time great even matchups….Neither team has an edge that the other club can’t overcome….They both are even and almost identical when it comes to the football field….Both have good QB’s in Williams and Simpson….NEG and Ragsdale make for a big weekend in Jamestown next week….
and these guys are all (2-0) to start the new season…..
Boy, the Smith Golden Eagles lost what had to be a heart-breaker tonight down at Lee County….27-26 and Ben L. takes the “L” and that one has to hurt….
Page wins, Dudley wins, Smith falls, Grimsley falls, Southeast Guilford falls, NWG wins, SWG wins, HP Central wins, Ragsdale falls, EG wins, NEG falls, NG falls, SG wins, WG falls, HP Andrews falls and it has been a good start to the season for the (2-0) High Point Christian Cougars…..
Right now this is the way it is and these four teams are HOT….
*****Tonight was a HOT one and now we get ready to crank it up another notch and get ready for Week #3 of the 2016 season…..*****
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