Friday High School Football 7 on 7 Update with results from Today’s Action with Page at Catawba 7 on 7

from Twitter on Page High School at Catawba today….

Great effort today as the Pirate Ship invaded Catawba College for the 7 on 7 event! We went 6-0 in pool play and then won the whole thing going 2-0…..In the tournament! Proud of the energy, effort, and teamwork! The goal was to get better, compete, and win! #26STRONG


  1. No elite teams were present. Not buying the hype. They have talent but will be down this year in comparison to years past. The head coach hasn’t won with much better teams. We will see. I’m betting on my whirlies to end the streak this year.

  2. A lot of people are calling for this to be the “Year of the Whirlies”…

    With QB Chris Zellous, RB Quan Nora and DL Travis Shaw, just to name a few, this could be a special season for the Grimsley Whirlies, if they can put it all together…

    I ran into a former Grimsley player the other day(Gary Sue) and we were talking the Whirlies in a ‘Blast from the Past’, with RB’s Cessie Love and Herman Thacker…The Grimsley Whirlies were a tough running team back in that day….

    Cessie Love died back during the Winter of 2019 and that big football player and wrestler from Grimsley was a special breed/talent and he will be missed for years to come….

    This could be the year/season that Grimsley gets back to the top of the Metro….

  3. Page has a young team but there is talent at page, I sure Page will keep the streak going! Jeiel Melton is a player to watch for this season

  4. Funny to think grimsley will ever be good at football. Seems like the years of losing to page hasn’t numbed their desire to win. Last time Grimsley beat Page my kid was 5 years old. Sad!

  5. I think Page won’t be as good this year as they have been recently. The defense lost a ton of talent after last season. The offensive line is also a question mark. We’ve also seen their returning starter at QB choke on the big stage. 2017- past the line of scrimmage, 2018- int.

  6. If you think grimsley is going to go into Marion Kirby and win then you’re flat out crazy. That place on a Friday night rocks. I’ve personal seen players been so rattled by the crowd they faked injuries.

  7. One of the wild parts of this equation is that this year’s game will be the last game of the regular season….

    They will have to wait their turn to get at each other, but the buildup should be fun and exciting…

  8. After watching Page beat former State championship finalists multiple playoff teams I can assure you this team will be perfectly fine this year there defense will be on another level like usual and there Quarterback play will be on another tier this year. If you think Grimsley has any chance this year then your child must play on the team. There’s some talented players at there school but there lacking of depth and coaching will be there down fall this year. Page will have played one of there hardest schedules in years and Grimsley will not be ready for the year physicality of the Page football players

  9. Love comments from the “experts”. I personally know the Page QB and he is an amazing young man…..and a great competitor and QB.

    It is great to have your favorite teams and cheer for them. At the same time, we can all choose to encourage the young men and women that play sports in our community from all schools.

    That said…I’m also a Pirate for life! Tradition continues. ????

  10. I’m really eager to see what the pirates can bring up from last seasons JV team to help give them depth. I am also ready to see if their running game can be near what it was last year. With graduation and transferring of receivers, younger players are going to have to step up. A tough schedule for Page will be hard on this team. Also, I know this doesn’t always correlate but Mendenhall ( one of pages feeding middle schools) has fallen off as a football program in the past couple years after dominating for so long. Where has the talent gone? Should be panic about the football future of the pirates?

  11. Touching on what dale said I think the crowd is a huge deal in a game but I was at the game last season and it got out of hand. The page student section chanted profanities which I will not choose to repeat. Not only did it affect the players but even the grimsley crowd was offended. This has to stop for this rivalry to stay clean!

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