The Grimsley Whirlies take on the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders tonight in Chapel Hill, as the Whirlies go for the NCHSAA 4-A Football Title…This would mark the Whirlies first football State Championship since 1960….
Grimsley comes in at (9-0) and Cardinal Gibbons also checks in at (9-0)….
The game can be seen locally on TV 48….Full coverage tonight on TV 48 and we are also hoping to have Don Moore posting scores for us here at the site…Big night all the way around for the Grimsley Whirlies….This game will also be carried on WSJS radio with Dave Polaski and Drew Brackett on the call…600 WSJS/93.7 FM/1230 AM/920 AM all will have this call with Dave and Drew…You can also catch the game with Desmond Johnson and his crew over on the Tobacco Road Radio Network….www.tobaccoroadradio.com…..
Lots of coverage of this game locally and that TV 48 coverage should be strong for those of you that will be staying close to home…
Scores also available from the start to finish from Joe Sirera on Twitter….Joe Sirera with HSXtra.com and Greensboro.com…Joe will be there for you all night long, at @JoeSireraSports on Twitter…Great to follow and keep up with the game and Joe will have a full recap and a Quick Take of the Grimsley-Cardinal Gibbons game, as soon as it is complete/over/finished….
Grimsley has been seen to favored in this game throughout many circles, and mind you these have been local circles, but the lean has been toward Grimsley, and the Whirlies have been placed as a one-touchdown favorite, by many of those in the know…The Whirlies may have a shot to take off and pull away in this game, if they start off the same way they finished in the Matthews Butler game…
Grimsley’s quarterback Alonza Barnett III must get it cranking and clicking early in the contest….Barnett has thrown a lot of passes this season going 125-196 for the Whirlies and that gives him 1,719 yards with 2 TD’s and 3 INT’s…Barnett completing 63.8% of his passes, good for 191 yards per game….Two of Barnett’s three INT’s, came in last week’s game vs. Matthews Butler…
Jeil Melton with 799 rushing yards for Grimsley on 151 carries and Melton has 9 TD’s….Barnett has added 399 rushing yards, and Barnett has scored 8 rushing TD’s…
With the Grimsley receivers you can just stack them up….
Tyson Resper 30 receptions/452 yards/5 TD’s
Lawson Albright 27 receptions/368 yards/2 TD’s
Christian Tutuh 24 receptions/305 yards/6 TD’s
Anthony Dunkins 23 receptions/366 yards/8 TD’s…..
(All seniors, with the exception of Resper.)
Grimsley Defense with Travis Shaw having 74 Total Tackles and 27 Tackles for a Loss….Tamorye Thompson with 57 Total Tackles and 23 Tackles for a Loss….Quentin Williamson with 87 Total Tackles and 21 Tackles for a Loss…Sincere Burnette with 51 Total Tackles and 13 Tackles for a Loss…Tamorye Thompson and Travis Shaw with 13 Quarterback Hurries each for the Grimsley Whirlies…Thompson with 11 Sacks and Shaw with 5 Sacks for Grimsley….
Caleb Curtain with 7 interceptions for the Whirlies….Myles Gowens with three picks/INT’s for Grimsley….
Grimsley kicker Jake Henry has gone 41-45 on his PAT kicks this season…..
Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Conner Clark has gone 87-138 passing this season for 1,339 yards and he has 17 TD’s vs. 4 INT’s…Clark is passing for 148 yards per game and he is completing 63% of his passes….
Top Rusher for the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders is Donovan Shepard…Shepard has rushed for 748 yards, on 101 carries and he has 4 TD’s….Brock Biestek has ran the ball 75 times for 653 yards and 8 TD’s….Blake Raphael with 32 carries for 149 yards and 8 rushing TD’s for Cardinal Gibbons…
The receiving for Cardinal Gibbons is pretty well spread out…You have RB/WR Brock Biestek with 35 receptions for 419 yards and 4 TD’s…Jackson Fortney with 7 receptions for 233 yards and 2 TD’s…Ian Evans goes with 14 receptions for 213 yards and 2 TD’s…
John Caramanico is the Top Tackler for Cardinal Gibbons and he has 46 Total Tackles with 20.5 Tackles for a Loss, plus 4 Sacks for the season…..
Gray Carter is 35-37 on his PAT kicks this season for the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders….
++++++++++Grimsley has worked hard to get here, and it is time for the Whirlies to go get their Title…..++++++++++