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

Here we are with Round Four of the 2022 NCHSAA Football Playoffs and tonight we hit the Regional Semifinal games…Grimsley home vs. Cornelius Hough, and the Eastern Guilford Wildcats on the road, to take on the South Point Red Raiders…We will have the Grimsley-Hough game for you on GreensboroSports Radio, with the Sprinkle Oil Countdown to Kickoff pregame show rolling at around 6:50pm, then the Shift_ed.org kickoff is coming at 7:30pm, and they are both a big part of the Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists Game of the Week, on GreensboroSports Radio

Be sure to tune in for what will be the “only game in town”, in Greensboro, on Friday night…We will also have updates for you from Don Moore at the sports desk, and he will be bringing us the news on Eastern Guilford at South Point, and other key games…Don Tilley will on hand with us at Jamieson Stadium, and Don will have the key stats and numbers from the Whirlies-Hough Huskies contest…

GreensboroSports Radio is the place to be on Friday night….We have a closer look at the games, with detailed info for you, on Hough at Grimsley, and on Eastern Guilford at South Point…South Point is at Belmont, N.C., just down below Charlotte, and Belmont is the home of Belmont Abbey College, and that is where Al McGuire coached men’s basketball, back in the 60’s…Quite the historic little town, Belmont…Lots of Christmas lights up all over Belmont, during the Holiday Season…

Should be a lot of lights shining over at Grimsley, on Friday night too…The Whirlies hoping to light up the scoreboard, and hoping to battle through and overcome that tough Hough Huskies defense…Hough, with one of the top high school football kickers in the state, in Nolan Hauser…

The info below, will get you on the go, and in the know, for Friday night’s games….

4-A West
#1 seed Grimsley(13-0)
QB Ryan Stephens 107-167 for 1,861 yards, with 18 TD/2 INT….Stephens with 113 carries for 988 yards and 22 TD’s…
RB Mitchell Summers 197 carries for 1,770 yards and 19 TD’s…
RB Ja’carion Maynard 60 carries for 549 yards and 7 TD’s…
WR Terrell Anderson with 51 receptions for 1,021 yards and 9 TD’s…
WR Alex Taylor with 58 receptions for 904 yards and 11 TD’s…
K Jackson Henry is 61-67 on his PAT kicks this season, and he is 1-2 on Field Goals…
Top Tackler for Grimsley is LB Kahlil Stimpson with 79 tackles, and DL Bryce Davis has 78…
VS.
#8 seed Hough(11-2)
QB Tad Hudson 200-313 for 2,364 yards, with 21 TD’s/7 INT.
Hudson with 47 carries for 94 yards and 5 more TD’s…Hudson a tad bigger than some of the QBs we see, at 6’2/220…..
RB JT Smith with 140 carries for 939 yards and 14 TD’s…35 receptions for 327 yards and 2 TD’s…
RB Jycen Anciso with 25 carries for 175 yards and 2 TD’s…
WR Markell Quick with 51 receptions for 785 yards and 10 TD’s…
WR Jacob Dossey 32 receptions for 452 yards and 2 TD’s…
WR Sequan Osborne with 39 receptions for 379 yards and 3 TD’s…
K Nolan Hauser 53-53 on PAT kicks, plus he is 17-20 on Field Goals this season…104 Points scored by Hauser, and Hauser has tied the state record, with 51 made field goals in his career…
(Hauser is a big threat for Hough, with his foot.)
P Owen Fehr with 32 punts averaging 46 yards per punt this season….
MLB Nick Garrido is the top tackler for the Hough Huskies, with 87 Total Tackles on the season…
**********Two key components in this game are Grimsley’s QB Ryan Stephens, and you look at how many yards he can get on the ground, to go along with what he can get through the air to his receivers…Nolan Hauser, the kicker for Hough, could be a difference-maker in this game…If the Hough defense is tough/stiff, three points could decide this ballgame…**********

3-A West
#23 seed Eastern Guilford(9-4)
QB Tyreik Boyd 132-216 for 1,798 yards, with 24 TD’s/3 INT….Boyd with 46 carries for 110 yards and 2 TD’s…
RB Jaiden Evans with 167 carries for 1,510 yards and 24 TD’s…
RB Javen Cole with 111 carries for 648 yards and 7 TD’s…
WR Steven Murray with 35 receptions for 668 yards and 11 TD’s…
WR Ryan Larkin with 39 receptions for 406 yards and 4 TD’s…
P Brian O’Connell is averaging 30.4 yards per punt, but he has done an excellent job of flipping the field, in recent games…
K Conner Smith is 56-66 on PAT’s and has only attempted one Field Goal this season, and it was unsuccessful..
Top Tackler for Eastern Guilford is LB Tavion Bullock, with 124 tackles, DL Solomon Howell has 116 tackles and LB Braxton Veiga has 97 tackles…
VS.
#11 seed South Point(12-1)
South Point coming at you with that Triple Option offense, and that unit on offense gave the Dudley Panthers’ defense fits, topping Dudley 74-41…Got to get after the SP QB and the SP RB…They both are very dangerous, and have been very successful at what they do for the SP Red Raiders, this season….
QB Patrick Blee 30-56 for 546 yards with 10 TD’s/4 INT….Patrick Blee with 164 carries for 1,392 yards and 18 more TD’s on the ground…1,938 Total Yard for Patrick Blee this season, and he is only a freshman back there…
RB Cam Medlock with 263 carries for 1,703 yards and 31 TD’s…
RB Dawson Tobin with 46 carries for 297 yards and 3 TD’s…
RB Harrison McKinney with 50 carries for 283 yards and 4 TD’s…
WR Jackson Blee with 12 receptions for 312 yards and 2 TD’s…
WR Aaron Chaney with 14 receptions for 236 yards and 4 TD’s…
K Charlie Birtwhistle good on 61-74 PAT kicks…No field goal attempts this season by Birtwhistle…
P Aiden Ramirez with 19 punts for a 37.6 yard per punt average…
MLB Chaynce Ford with 129 tackles for South Point…
**********The key to the game for South Point and for Eastern Guilford is the South Point QB Patrick Blee…EG must get after Blee, and not allow him to turn the corner and hit the edge clean…EG needs another big game from RB Jaiden Evans, and EG needs to control the ball and the clock…**********
(The old saying on turning the corner goes something like this, Yankee Doodle went to town, a riding on a turtle, turned the corner just in time, to see a ladies girdle. An oldie, but a sort of a goodie…)

More area games for Friday night:
2-A West
#5 Maiden(12-1) at #1 Reidsville(12-1)
7pm

1-A West
#4 Mount Airy(12-1) at #1 Eastern Randolph(12-1)
7pm

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