The Triple Option comes back to town and it Bites Greensboro Again:Dudley falls to South Point and Congrats to EG on their win at Erwin

Updated with State-wide Thursday night scores….

The Triple Option came back to Greensboro and it bit The ‘Boro again…On the Thursday Night Finish, we had one Gate City team fall hard, and our other local team, from Gibsonville, won on the road at Erwin(Asheville)…

The Triple Option has bitten “The Boro” again…..

Last year in Round Two of the NCHSAA Playoffs, the Porter Ridge Pirates came to town sporting/running that Triple Option offense, and they ended the season for our local Greensboro Grimsley Whirlies…Porter Ridge killed the Whirlies with their pitch man…He weighed around 145 pounds and ran Grimsley off of the Joe Franks Field, there at Jamieson Stadium…Grimsley could not stop the pitch man, and therefore the Whirlies were gone after just two rounds of the 4-A West Playoffs, and Grimsley was the defending 4-A State Champion team..

Tonight/Thursday night, the South Point Red Raiders, from Belmont, N.C. came to Greensboro running/sporting that same Triple Option offense, and the key part of South Point’s version of the Triple Option was their freshman quarterback, Patrick Blee…Blee had 1,105 yards rushing coming to Greensboro, and running the Triple Option for South Point this season, and Dudley could not stop him on Thursday night….

Blee, a ninth-grader ran for Four Touchdowns, and he passed for two more TD’s…Blee made a believer out of a lot of people on Thursday night…The kid can get it done, and by the time the game was done, Dudley had lost to South Point, 74-41…Dudley closes out their season at (9-3), and South Point moves on to host Crest next Friday night in Round Three of the playoffs…South Point will carry a record of (11-1) into that game at home(in Belmont), vs. Boiling Springs Crest…

If Dudley could have found a way to win this game on Thursday night, the Panthers would have been home again next Friday night, hosting Crest…Dudley, the #6 seed in the 3-A West bracket has fallen…Just like Grimsley in the Fall of 2021, the Triple Option takes out Defending State 3-A Champion, Dudley, in 2022…

Dudley knocked off South Point in the 3-A West Regional Final last season(at Dudley’s Tarpley Stadium), but this year, Dudley could not duplicate what they were able to do, in 2021…

The Dudley Panthers fell behind early on Thursday, when the Panthers’ QB Andrew Attmore II was intercepted on the first play from scrimmage in the ballgame…Aidan Ramirez picked him off, and took the ball back twenty yards for the South Point score…

Dudley battled back and went ahead 7-6, and then the Panthers went on a roll, and they took a 21-6 lead in the first quarter, and Dudley ended leading, 21-13 at the end of the First Quarter…This football game was sort of like a shootout, and the South Point Red Raiders took a 34-29 lead into halftime…In the Second Half, South Point got rolling and the Red Raiders just kept on rolling…The QB Blee, ran back one TD 69 yards, for a score…

There was one point in the the Third Quarter when it looked like Dudley was ready to mount a huge comeback…The Panthers’ R.J. Baker scored on an 80-yard TD run, and with those six points, from Baker the ‘Touchdown Maker’, all Dudley needed was the two-point conversion, and the Panthers would have cut the SP lead to 48-38…What would have been just a ten-point deficit, soon became a twenty point South Point lead, then Dudley cut it to just 11 points, but then SP went on another tear, and ended up winning by 33 South Point points…

R.J. Baker, Nasir Newkirk, and Kordell Bartley gave the Dudley Panthers fans some exciting moments, but in the end, this night belong to freshman Patrick Blee, and SP/the South Point Red Raiders…Blee was leading his mates into Round Three of the NCHSAA Football Playoffs….

Dudley has some very big and very strong young football players, but Patrick Blee from Belmont South Point, left his teeth marks on the football turf in Greensboro…Blee, was taking a Big Bite, out of “The ‘Boro”…..

Our final from Tarpley Stadium, there on Lincoln Street on Greensboro’s east side, South Point 74, Dudley 41…Dudley scored 69 points in last year’s 3-A State Championship Game, and with Michael Shaw, R.J. Baker, Jahmier Slade, and others leading the way, Dudley had one more Title Banner and now this year, the Panthers were looking to be a favorite to win it all again, in 2022…

The Dream of 2022 will not come true for the Dudley Panthers, but the Dream is Still Alive for the Eastern Guilford Wildcats…Eastern Guilford topped Asheville Erwin, 62-42, with the #23 seeded EG Wildcats taking down the #7 seed, Erwin…
from the Asheville Citizen Times
ASHEVILLE — Running back Jaiden Evans had touchdowns runs on three of Eastern Guilford’s first four second-half snaps Thursday, so the next time the Wildcats had the ball, Erwin stacked the box.

But on the first play, wide receiver Steven Murray got a step inside his defender, caught a quick pass from Tyreik Boyd and had nobody between him and the end zone for a 73-yard touchdown that gave Eastern Guilford a three-score lead in what had been a back-and-forth shootout.

The No. 7 Warriors’ offense needed to be flawless and ultimately couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats in a 62-42 second-round loss to No. 23 Eastern Guilford in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs, ending a season of a team that showed impressive resolve in recent weeks by earning, and then winning, a home playoff game.

CLICK HERE to read more on this game, from James Crabtree-Hannigan at the Asheville Citizen-Times…

2022 NCHSAA Football State Playoffs
Second Round Scores (Unofficial) | Thursday, November 10th

1A East
Tarboro 48, Southeast Halifax 0
Riverside-Martin 44, North Edgecombe 14
#3 West Columbus vs. #21 Washington County; Saturday @ 7:30 PM
Northampton County 28, Northside-Pinetown 20
Rosewood 42, Warren County 0
Hobbton 42, Southside 34
Perquimans 48, East Columbus 14
North Moore 13, Pender 12
Eastern Randolph 28, Mountain Heritage 12
Robbinsville 39, Cherokee 12
Hayesville 14, Christ the King 13
Mount Airy 57, North Rowan 7
Thomasville 21, Swain County 0
#6 Draughn vs. #11 Mitchell; Friday @ 7:30 PM
Murphy 38, East Wilkes 34
Andrews 35, Mountain Island Charter 0

Princeton 71, Heide Trask 34
Cummings 42, Midway 7
Wallace-Rose Hill 35, Northeastern 31
Nash Central 36, Greene Central 28
Whiteville 42, John A. Holmes 35
Hertford County 44, West Craven 43
Clinton 26, South Granville 0
East Duplin 31, James Kenan 17
Reidsville 51, Providence Grove 25
Chase 35, Jay M. Robinson 14
#5 Maiden vs. #21 Mount Pleasant; Friday @ 7:30 PM
Bunker Hill 41, Community School of Davidson 40
Burns 42, Shelby 0
Salisbury 48, Pine Lake Prep 13
Monroe 55, Lincolnton 7
East Surry 21, Hendersonville 16

Northern Nash 27, Southern Nash 12
Southern Durham 27, Vance County 7
Triton 35, Hunt 16
Jacksonville 49, Havelock 42
Seventy-First 28, J.H. Rose 20
#6 North Brunswick vs. #22 Lee County; Saturday @ 6:30 PM
Terry Sanford 58, Scotland 55
Eastern Alamance 27, Williams 24
#1 Kings Mountain vs. #17 Smoky Mountain; Friday @ 7:30 PM
#8 West Charlotte vs. #9 Hibriten; Friday @ 7:00 PM
Ledford 42, Northwest Cabarrus 27
East Lincoln 35, Tuscola 7
Crest 42, Oak Grove 15
South Point 74, Dudley 41
Eastern Guilford 62, Erwin 42
#2 West Henderson vs. #15 West Rowan; Friday @ 7:30 PM

Hillside 46, Apex 43
Pine Forest 16, Holly Springs 10
Millbrook 42, Cardinal Gibbons 30
Southern Alamance 38, New Hanover 32
Wake Forest 45, Leesville Road 21
#6 Cleveland vs. #11 Rolesville; Friday @ 7:30 PM
Jordan 32, Pinecrest 28
New Bern 21, Hoggard 0
#1 Grimsley vs. #17 Charlotte Catholic; Friday @ 7:30 PM
Independence 55, Olympic 6
#5 Hough vs. #12 Mallard Creek; Friday @ 7:30 PM
#4 East Forsyth vs. #20 Mount Tabor; Friday @ 7:00 PM
#3 Watauga vs. #14 Northwest Guilford; Friday @ 7:30 PM
Weddington 30, Cox Mill 0
#7 A.C. Reynolds vs. #10 Julius Chambers; Friday @ 7:00 PM
#2 Mooresville vs. #15 Butler; Friday @ 7:30 PM

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