Danny Pigge’s Pigskin Preview/High School Football Tonight with our Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists Game of the Week

Just Three teams from Guilford County left in the 2022 NCHSAA Football Playoffs…Grimsley at home, with Northwest Guilford and Eastern Guilford both on the road…

We will have the Grimsley-Charlotte Independence game for you on GreensboroSports Radio, as our Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists Game of the Week…Pregame around 6:50pm, and then the kickoff for the Whirlies-Patriots contest comes at 7:30pm…The Shift_ed Kickoff, following the Sprinkle Oil Pregame Show, and it all comes together on the Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists High School Football Game of the Week, on GreensboroSports Radio…Don Tilley with on the stats at the game, and Don Moore with us on the Murphy Wainer Scoreboard….

Now looking at the Numbers for our local teams that are going at it again, in Round Three of the NCHSAA Football Playoffs TONIGHT…..
Grimsley Whirlies
QB Ryan Stephens 99-153 for 1,724 yards, with 17 TD/1 INT….Stephens with 104 carries for 909 yards and 20 TD’s…
RB Mitchell Summers 155 carries for 1,578 yards and 17 TD’s…
RB Ja’carion Maynard 52 carries for 459 yards and 7 TD’s…
WR Terrell Anderson with 48 receptions for 920 yards and 8 TD’s…
WR Alex Taylor with 54 receptions for 878 yards and 11 TD’s…
VS.
Charlotte Independence
QB Justin Little 171-239 passing for 2,769 yards, with 26 TD’s/6 INT…Little is the Patriots leading rusher with 555 yards on 67 carries for 12 more TD’s…
RB Sincere Mcintyre with 56 carries for 506 yards and 6 TD’s…
RB Shaun Solomon 84 carries for 480 yards and 10 TD’s…
WR Jaylen Springs 37 receptions for 610 yards and 6 TD’s…
WR Amory Brown with 24 receptions for 447 yards and 7 TD’s…
**********The keys seem to be the same for both teams….QB Ryan Stephens is the key for the Grimsley Whirlies attack, as he is responsible for 37 touchdowns, and Justin Little is the key to the Independence Patriots, with his 38 touchdowns, when you count up his TD runs(12) and TD passes(26)…Ryan Stephens is a senior, and Justin Little, is a sophomore…Defensive table-setters for Grimsley include, DL Bryce Davis, DL Jamaal Jarrett, DL Andre Hill, DL Nate Dupuis, LB Khalil Stimpson, LB Jamarie Davis, DB Frederick Sellars, DB Nick Caldwell and others…
Notable former Independence football players/people include Chris Leak, C.J. Leak, Hakeem Nicks, Mohamed Massaquoi, and Coach Tom Knotts…Independence won 109 straight football games back when Knotts was coaching, and they claimed 7 straight 4-A football titles…Independence topped Page in Round One of the 2022 Playoffs, 41-13…Grimsley defeated Charlotte Catholic, 42-30 last week in Round Two of the playoffs, and Independence lost to Catholic, 36-35, back in September…**********

Northwest Guilford
QB Tanner Ballou 166 for 276 with 2,639 yards, 35 TD/9 INT…Ballou will not be available on Friday night, due to a broken wrist…Bristol Carter takes over at QB for NWG….
RB Mike Godette with 200 carries for 1,558 yards and 11 TD’s…
WR Trent Cloud with 67 receptions for 984 yards and 13 TD’s
WR Bristol Carter with 33 receptions for 791 yards/10 TD’s
WR Prince Brown with 30 receptions for 489 yards and 6 TD’s…
VS.
Weddington
No Stats available for Weddington Warriors…..
**********The key for NWG seems to the same key we see with so many other teams, as you get this deep in the postseason…QB play usually dictates how far you can go, and how long you will last…NWG with Bristol Carter at QB now, after the injury that took out starting QB Tanner Ballou at Watauga, last Saturday night….Carter will have NWG senior RB Mike Godette at his disposal, and Godette can help carry a heavy load for the Vikings…Godette can run very well between the tackles, and Carter earns his keep as he hits the edge…When Bristol Carter gets outside and starts running East-to-West, and then sets himself up for the North-to-South finishing parts of his runs, he is very dangerous…When Carter gets running wide, and he hits the outside edge, it is usually, Katy-bar-the-Door…He is gone…NWG might want to hit a comfort zone within their passing game/attack, by going with quick hitters to Trent Cloud, Prince Brown, and Hunter Greear…Northwest can also add in some safety-valve passes in the short flat, to RB Godette…
It is a pretty good haul traveling to the Weddington Warriors campus, as you go toward Charlotte, and head on down to Matthews, and nearly end up at the South Carolina border…Most recent top talent to come out of Weddington, was RB Will Shipley, who now starts for the Clemson Tigers…In appearance, Shipley and NWG junior QB Tanner Ballou, look like they could be brothers…Minus the Shipley mustache, of course…**********

Eastern Guilford
QB Tyreik Boyd 121-198 for 1,688 yards, with 23 TD’s/2 INT.
RB Jaiden Evans with 155 carries for 1,423 yards and 22 TD’s…
RB Javen Cole with 111 carries for 648 yards and 7 TD’s…
WR Steven Murray with 33 receptions for 629 yards and 11 TD’s…
WR Ryan Larkin with 36 receptions for 368 yards and 4 TD’s…
WR Marcus Bynum with 30 receptions for 295 yards and 1 TD…
VS.
West Henderson
QB Lukas Kachilo 228-310 for 3,171 yards, with 41 TD’s/8 INT…Kachilo with 328 yards rushing, and 9 more TD’s on the ground…
RB Carson Dimsdale with 145 carries for 1,023 yards and 6 TD’s…
RB Tayman Howell with 75 carries for 620 yards and 7 TD’s…
WR Truitt Manuel with 87 receptions for 1,334 yards and 25 TD’s…
WR Diego Castro 47 receptions for 682 yards and 8 TD’s…
WR Cameron Banks 48 receptions for 586 yards and 4 TD’s….
**********The key for EG will be their RB Jaiden Evans…Evans with 675 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first two 2022 Playoff games…Evans can carry the mail, tote the seed, haul a heavy load, and more…If EG can get Evans going/rolling again this week, the Wildcats will be poised to pull off another playoff upset…EG can also use the help from sophomore WR/KR/PR man Steven Murray…Murray can set Eastern up in great field position with his returns…He is also the top target for EG QB Tyreik Boyd…But it all goes back to Evans and his O-line up front…
The West Henderson quarterback, Lukas Kachilo is one heck of a threat…The EG “D” needs to see and know this man’s name and number, going into this matchup…Over 3,000 yards passing and he is responsible for 50 touchdowns…50 TD’s and that is a load…And the Falcons have a 1,000 yard rusher(Carson Dimsdale) to along with Kachilo…If you are on the EG defense, you must get to Kachilo, and you don’t want to sound like total brutes, but to put it in terms that they used to use all of the time, back in the old days, you have to “Kill Kachilo”…Get to that man and get him on the ground, and get him on the ground, in his offensive backfield…Kachilo wearing an easy number to remember, he wears #1…#1 Lukas Kachilo must be a marked man for the Eastern Guilford Wildcats’ defense on Friday night….
The EG Wildcat Road Warriors with a road trip of 189 miles one way, in the front of them here in Round Three…Head toward Asheville, and cut back across the mountains…Gonna be cold up there in the mountains tonight….Gonna be cold everywhere tonight…Time to go get it, and bring it back home…**********

++++++++++Other games around the area tonight:
4-A West
#5 Hough(10-2) at #4 East Forsyth(12-0) 7pm

4-A East
#13 Southern Alamance(9-3) at #12 Raleigh Millbrook(11-1) 7pm

3-A West
#12 Ledford(11-1) at #4 East Lincoln(12-0)

3-A East
#7 Terry Sanford(10-2) at #2 Eastern Alamance(11-1) 7pm

2-A West
#8 Chase(12-0) at #1 Reidsville(11-1) 7pm

2-A East
#8 Burlington Cummings(9-3) at #1 Princeton(11-1) 7pm

1-A West
#8 Robbinsville(9-3) at #1 Eastern Randolph(10-1) 7pm
#6 Draughn(11-1) at #3 Thomasville(11-1) 7pm

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