High School Football Friday Night Finish:Some of our games did not get Finished/Congrats to the Grimsley Whirlies on their (6-0) start/Colson Herndon ready for Motivational Speaking Tour

As crazy as it might sound, and even I might be crazy, but it has not been verified, this has been verified….

Several of our Friday night high school football games were never completed tonight…

Here’s what we have on the Burlington Williams at Eastern Guilford game….Eastern Guilford 42, Burlington Williams 14…Game called/halted with 6:32 remaining in the game…Not a Friday Night Finish….They are going to finish this game on Monday, at Tommy Grayson Stadium, on the Eastern Guilford campus…Conference game(Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference) and nearly with a full quarter/period
left in the contest….

The EG-Williams game is the only game we have seen so far that was stopped and now it will resume at a later date/Monday…

Down at the Bill Slayton Stadium, at Southeast Guilford HS, the SEG Falcons topped the Asheboro Blue Comets, 51-21…This game between the Falcons and the Blue Comets was called/halted with 3:53 left to play, and this game is a final, and will not be resumed…

A rare regular season loss for the Reidsville Rams tonight, as the Rams fell to East Surry, 55-49….

That game got a lot of people’s attention and so did the Grimsley Whirlies winning on the road in the Triangle/near Raleigh….The final from the Whirlies’ road game was, Grimsley 47, Knightdale 33…Grimsley now (6-0) to start out the 2019 season, and set to host the Unbeaten East Forsyth Eagles next Friday night, at Jamieson Stadium…Congrats to the Whirlies on this fine start and this might be one of the best starts in school history…

We were over in Jamestown tonight, where the Ragsdale Tigers dropped a tough one, to the Spartans of Mount Tabor…The final score was Mount Tabor 30, Ragsdale 18, but a great second half run by the RHS Tigers, who trailed at halftime, 24-6…

Ragsdale battled back to cut the Mount Tabor lead to 24-18 and with a perfectly executed on-side kick, the Tigers had the football in Spartan territory with around 5 minutes to play in the game…Ragsdale could not get the ball to end zone again, although seniors Devan Boykin and Alston Hooker, gave it everything they had, just trying to get their Tigers, on top..

Couldn’t pull it off…But, I can tell you this, if Devan Boykin’s dad, Johnny Boykin, wanted Devan to run through a brick wall, Devan would go right at the brick wall and try to run through it, and if Devan didn’t grt through that brick wall, he would in turn ask his dad, who doubles as the Ragsdale Tigers head coach, Devan would ask his dad if he had any other ideas, and Devan Boykin would proceed to give himself up for his team….The younger Boykin has shown he will do anything to help his team…

As mentioned a number of times here at the site, it was “Brian Herndon Night” tonight at Ragsdale, a time to honor the former Ragsdale athletic director, teacher and coach and it was a heart-warming ceremony, held at halftime…

Brian Herndon’s two sons, Garrison and Colson, both played football at Ragsdale and they are recent graduates of East Carolina University. Brian Herndon beamed with pride with every mention of his family and that how the years that his boys were attending Ragsdale were some of his most enjoyable…They joined with family and friends on the field at Ragsdale’s Kenneth Miller Stadium tonight, to help recognize/honor Coach Brian Herndon, for his 30 years of service to education and athletics, at Ragsdale High School…

Brian Herndon’s son Colson spoke this evening during the ceremony and Colson was one of the stars of the show/ceremony, if you ask me…Colson drove home key points, just he used to do when he was driving the Ragsdale Tigers team down the field, as he was quarterbacking the RHS Tigers to numerous victories, and on-field success…

Colson got the crowd fired up and he spoke from the heart, as he described how his dad, Brian Herndon, had been a true friend and a decicated father to him(Colson) and his brother Garrison…

With the work turned by Colson Herndon tonight, he should make his next stop on the Motivational Speaking Tour….Colson really put it out there tonight, and it was as he was holding nothing back…It was like it was testimonial time at a Billy Graham Crusade, and Colson Herdon was giving us the values of John 3:16, instead of the customary Steve Austin 3:16, and Colson was on the money…

But Colson was following in his dad Brian Herndon’s footsteps…Colson was leading by example…Colson wasn’t jamming or cramming insights down our throats, he was letting his actions tell the story, in true Brian Herndon fashion…

Colson Herndon, a fine example of father-and-son leadership, and a very nice touch on this special night at Ragdale High School…Colson was on the money, and we might just have to say, he was the money man this evening at Miller Stadium, there in Jamestown…This was a great day to a Tiger!!! And this was great night for the Diamond R….Props to Brian Herndon and his family and props to Colson Herndon, a job well done, and you did a great job representing what the Hern-dones have done over the years, at the Diamond R….

Some of the key numbers from the Ragsdale-Mount Tabor game…
Alston Hooker 4 carries for 22 yards and one touchdown…
Dominic Armwood 14 carries for 53 yards…
Devan Boykin 6 carries for 17 yards…
Tyrell Carmichael 6 carries for 16 yards…

Hooker goes 10-23 passing for 133 yards/2 TD’s/1 INT.
Boykin goes 3-5 passing for 32 yards
Boykin with 5 receptions for 101 yards
(Game numbers courtesy of Don Tilley, with the Tilley Tally and Totals.)

**********Steak and Shake Player of the Game Devan Boykin**********

Andy’s Picks Tonight:
Grimsley (6-0) – 47
Knightdale (5-1) – 33

Highland Springs (5-0) – 39
Page (1-5) – 7

Smith (1-5) – 0
Raleigh Wakefield (4-2) – 43

Asheboro (1-4) – 21
Southeast Guilford (3-3) – 51

Northeast Guilford (3-2) – 28
Eastern Alamance (5-0) – 42

6:32 4Q Suspended Lightning – Monday Resume Schedule Tentatively
Burlington Williams (3-2) – 14
Eastern Guilford (2-3) – 42
…..Winner, so far….

South Iredell (2-4) – 6
Dudley (5-1) – 40

Mount Tabor (3-3) – 30
Ragdale (2-4) – 18

McMichael (0-5) – 0
Northern Guilford (4-1) – 49

Jordan Matthews (1-5) – 8
High Point Andrews (4-1) – 59

High Point Christian Academy (5-1) – 49
Asheville School (1-5) – 0

Bishop McGuinness (1-5) – 7
Bartlett Yancey (6-0) – 50

Games coming up next week…
East Forsyth at Grimsley
West Forsyth at Page
Northern Guilford at Northeast Guilford
Southwest Guilford vs. High Point Andrews at Simeon Stadium
Western Guilford at Graham
Ragsdale at Glenn
Eastern Guilford at Southwestern Randolph
Southern Guilford at Burlington Williams
WS Reagan at Northwest Guilford
High Point Central at WS Reynolds
Dudley OFF
Smith OFF
Southeast Guilford OFF

18 thoughts on “High School Football Friday Night Finish:Some of our games did not get Finished/Congrats to the Grimsley Whirlies on their (6-0) start/Colson Herndon ready for Motivational Speaking Tour

  1. from the Burlington Times-News:

    GIBSONVILLE — Looking to jump back into the win column after a tough three-game stretch, Eastern Guilford’s hopes were put on hold Friday night.

    The Wildcats were ahead of visiting Williams High School 35-7 with 6:32 to play in the Mid-Piedmont Conference opener when lightning rolled in. The game was suspended and is set to resume Monday night.

    “If my head coach would’ve walked on the bus and said, ‘Guys, you know what, we’re just going to call this one,’ you lose a lot of faith,” Williams coach Jim McGill said of not conceding the game. “and I’m not going to do that.”

  2. Well… the game is set this coming week. Grimsley at home is East Forsyth. Should have a nice crowd for this game. Grimsley is looking to make a statement while East Forsyth looking to win another state title. Hope this lives up to the hype.

  3. from Dan Kibler at the Winston-Salem Journal with the Davie County-Kannapolis Brown game set to finished at 11am this morning….

    MOCKSVILLE — Quarterback Nate Hampton started fast, and fortunately for Davie County, he finished the same way, throwing for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter of a non-conference game between the War Eagles and visiting Kannapolis Brown that was suspended by lightning with 8:24 left in the fourth quarter and Davie on top 33-29.

    Hampton looped a perfect pass into the hands of receiver Zymere Hudson for a 24-yard touchdown with 9:38 to play that gave the War Eagles a 33-29 lead. It was Hampton’s fourth scoring pass in a game that featured more than 600 passing yards between the two teams.

    Two plays later, around 8:40 p.m., with Brown facing a third-and-9 situation from its 7-yard-line, school officials detected a lightning strike to the south of War Eagle Stadium and started a mandatory 30-minute delay. Another strike at 10:01 delayed the game for 30 more minutes, and subsequent strikes delayed the game long enough that school officials postponed it until 11 o’clock this morning, when the game is scheduled to resume.

  4. Final from the game above…..When the game was halted due to lightning, it was 33-29 with Davie County over AL Brown..

    Final:AL Brown 43, Davie County 40

  5. Any early predictions on what the score will be next Friday, when East Forsyth comes to Grimsley???

  6. Most folks said SEG then it was Knightdale was the first real test. So if we beat EF will HPC be the first real test? Grimsley is for real win or lose.

  7. Anybody that seen knightdale schedule before Grimsley knew Knightdale hadn’t played anyone good, and everyone knew SE was all defense and they have no offense. Just being real

  8. I wish Grimsley would have played Dudley. That would be a good game. Who is the best team in Greensboro.

  9. Grimsley has risen once again and now squares off head to head with E. Forsyth in what should be the game of the YEAR for Triad high school football. The Whirlies have not been in this position since 2007 when they went to the 4A state title game falling to Greenville Rose. EF comes in as defending 4A state champs. With big game experience you have to favor the Eagles here. Grimsley gave up 33 pts to Knightdale yesterday so defense may be a concern the coaches need to address. No dog in this fight but gotta pull for the Guilford County team here. Limit the penalties and keep the East offense off the field and the Whirlies can take this one.

  10. East Forsyth IS a real test for Grimsley. That isn’t exaggerating or being petty.

  11. Don’t see a big edge going to either EF or Grimsley. Run and Pass games seem equitable, but Grimsley defense has come with big plays so far this year. Turnovers and coaching probably will be the litmus tests for this contest. Whirlies 20-14.

    Whirlies were blown out last year in the regular season, then gave the Eagles all they wanted in the playoffs, with both games being played in K-vegas. Whirlies will come for retribution at Jamieson.

  12. Don’t know much about EF other than they are the defending State Champs. I have seen Grimsley first hand and they are good. That coaching staff has done a great job over that last few years to build strong program.

    I am betting that it will be a good game for sure but, in the immortal words of The 16 Time World Champion Ric Flair – “To be the MAN you have to beat the MAN, Whooo!”

    Look forward to hearing about this one.

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