It is going to be exciting week-by-week in the new Metro 4-A Conference, with Grimsley, Page, Northern Guilford and Northwest Guilford all starting out at (1-0) on the new conference season…
This should make for fun and exciting football on a weekly basis, as our local teams lock horns this year…
Grimsley starts out at (1-0), but the Whirlies had to fight back and hang on to win their game over the Southeast Guilford Falcons…SEG led much of the game, and then the Whirlies pulled it out in the fourth quarter…Grimsley is resilient and they will have tough tests remaining with Northwest Guilford, Page and Northern Guilford…
Page is improving, and the Pirates did not beat/defeat a slack team on Friday night, when they got the first win at Page, for Coach Doug Robertson…Page over Southwest Guilford, 41-20, and after beginning the season at (0-3), and going (0-7) last Spring, Page can now say they are Undefeated in the conference, at (1-0)….Page is at Ragsdale next Friday night, and who knows, we might be sitting here talking about a (2-0) Page Pirate team, after next week’s games are complete…More on the Page-SWG game coming up down below…Page coach Doug Robertson got the water bucket dumped on him tonight, and I bet it sure felt good…I have had some of the Page folks from 2011 talking about the days of the 4-AA State Champion Page Pirates, and mentioning that they ought to do a 10-year Anniversary Recognition of the Pirates on that State Title team back, in 2911…
Here some of the players and coaches from the 2011 team, and it was ten years ago….
DeAnthony ‘Debo’ Brooks
Head Coach:Kevin Gillespie-head coach at Thomasville High School
Norman Weeks-Now DL at Grimsley
Gordon Hagen-Current assistant coach at Page, and his son is the ballboy
Mark Raynor-Current head coach at Northeast Guilford High School
More from Friday night September 17, 2021…Grimsley with an impressive 27-17 win over the Southeast Guilford Falcons…Grimsley will be tested each week this season…Northwest flattened the Western Guilford Hornets, and Northern Guilford did similar damage to the Ragsdale Tigers…This Metro 4-A Conference circa 2021, is going to a LOT of fun…
Dudley just flat out flew out High Point Central, 57-0, and I think that score was 51-0 at halftime…Dudley will going through their current 3-A Conference like a dose of salts, and that might be a bad thing for Dudley come playoff time, since with their competition being down, it may hurt them in the postseason, with their lack of competition….Eastern Guilford is coming on, and the EG Wildcats may be able to give Dudley some comp, toward the end of the regular season…Eastern Guilford over Northeast Guilford in a big way tonight…
More Friday Night Finish news coming your way…Got to get you posted for now….
From Friday at Marion Kirby Stadium, with Matt Harder the Athletic Director, Eric Naglee the principal, Coach Doug Robertson running the football team, and Robert Hogewood on the PA/public address system for this evening’s contest with the Southwest Guilford Cowboys…And Lindsay Braddock in charge of Page Med…
SWG got on the board first with the Cowboys Zavion Bass hauling a 48-yard pass from SWG QB Joey McGinnis…The kick failed and SWG leads Page, 6-0, with 8:12 to go in the first quarter…This was the first possession of the game for Cowboys and moved the ball down the field and scored…
Page came right back and got a 1-yard TD run from senior RB Trevon Hester, and with the Tylar Elliot kick being good, Page takes a 7-6 lead in this ballgame…The TD was set up by a 60-plus yard kickoff return by the Pirates Jerron Blackwell…The Hester TD run came with 6:51 on the first quarter clock…
Blackwell made his name stick as he took over at quarterback and he ran into the end zone from 8 yards out, and with the Elliot kick, Page takes a 14-6 lead, with 1:15 to play in the first quarter…The Blackwell run was right up the middle, and he went almost untouched into the end zone…
Nick Williamson was playing QB too for Page on Friday evening, and Nick is quick and he used his quickness to take off on 17-yard TD run and the PAT kick was blocked, but Page now leads Southwest Guilford, 20-6…The TD came with 11:53 to play in the second quarter…
Southwest is a battling group of Cowboys and there is no quit in Coach Doak’s kids…SWG got a two-yard run from their big RB Cam McCain, and McCain was in the fast lane to the goal line, and he crossed that goal, and his TD cut the Page lead to 20-12…The SWG PAT kick was blocked and it is Page over Southwest, 20-12…McCain’s TD happened with 9:25 to play in the second quarter….
Page gets a 31-yard field goal from Tylar Elliot, and the Pirates grab a 23-12 lead over SWG, with 7:40 to play in the second quarter…All of this scoring and we are still early in the second period….
Page picked up a BIG 54-yard TD pass from Nick Williamson to Devontae Deloatch, and after the PAT kick was no good, Page is up 29-12, with 4:46 to go in the second quarter….
Page lead over SWG, 29-12 at halftime…
With 10:40 to play in the 3rd quarter, SWG saw Cam McCain take off again on a 6-yard TD run, and SWG goes for the two-point conversion and they get it, with a pass from Joey McGinnis to Darius Hairston….With the eight-play, SWG has cut the overall Page lead to nine points, 29-20 Page, with 10:40 to go in the third quarter…
Trevon Hester scores again for Page, this time on a two-yard run, and after the PAT kick was blocked, Page leads SWG, 35-20…..We have 6:37 left in the third quarter, following the Page touchdown…
The final score of the night comes on a 11-yard run by Hester, and the two-point pass attempt fails, and with 9:45 to play in the contest, we have arrived at our Final Score:Page 41, Southwest Guilford 20…..
Southwest Guilford numbers….QB Joey McGinnis was 10-18 passing for 148 yards with 1 TD/1 INT…McGinnis also ran the ball 11 times for 81 yards….229 total yards for Joey McGinnis IV…One TD pass and one two-point conversion pass for McGinnis…
Cam McCain had 76 rushing yards on 11 carries for SWG, and McCain with 2 TD runs, for SWG…
Page numbers….Page QB Nick Williamson 7-10 for 137 yards with one TD pass, and a TD run…Williamson carried the ball 5 times for 38 yards…
Jerron Blackwell had five carries for 27 yards and he was 4-6 passing for 35 yards…
Trevon Hester ran the ball 18 times for 89 yards and he had three touchdowns…
Grady Sherrill had four receptions for 50 yards for Page…
Devontae Deloatch with one reception good for 54 yards and a Page TD….PA man Robert Hogewood called the Deloatch play, one of the “Plays of the Game”, for the Page Pirates….
Steak n Shake Offensive Player of the Game-Trevon Hester
Steak n Shake Defensive Player of the Game-The Page Defense….
Steak n Shake Player of the Game from Southwest Guilford-The SWG QB Joey McGinnis IV
(Johann Jones and Johnnie Kearse very strong on the defensive side for Southwest Guilford.)
++++++++++We will look to have a whole lot more info in our Saturday Morning Rewind….**********