Scouting the New Bern Bears as the Grimsley Whirlies prepare to meet the Bears on Friday night, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Grimsley Whirlies(15-0) vs. the New Bern Bears(15-0) on Friday night, for the NCHSAA 4-A Football ChampionshipKickoff is at 7pm in Chapel Hill, at Kenan Stadium….

This preview will give you a look of some of things we could be seeing from the New Bern Bears come Friday night…

New Bern runs a lot of the old-school Wishbone offense, with two halfbacks, a fullback, and the quarterback all possible ball-carriers…..

New Bern Bears are led by RB Aronne Herring…Herring with 166 carries on the season, good for 1,984 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns…

The Bears’ quarterback is Damaree Tucker who runs the ball more than he throws the football…Tucker with 1,145 yards rushing on 122 carries, with 16 rushing touchdowns on the season…
QB Tucker has thrown the football 32 times, with 15 completions, and that’s good for 515 yards, and 9 passing TD’s, with 3 INT. Tucker with 1,660 Total Yards on the year…

New Bern Bears’ running back Jayden Wallace is at 1,256 rushing yards, and that has come on 140 carries, and he has been good for 15 rushing TD’s this season…

One more back for the Bears with very positive rushing yardage and that would be Malachi Dockett, who has run the ball for 748 yards on 88 carries with 5 TD’s…

Over 6,000 yards rushing for New Bern as a team, in 2022…Add in close to 80 rushing touchdowns for the Bears squad….

QB Tucker again, 15-32 passing for the 515 yards and 9 TD passes…The top Bear receivers are Will Brimmer, who also plays defensive end, and the other key receiver on offense, is Malachi Dockett…

The Bears punter is Zach McConnell, averaging 40.7 yards per punt, after his most recent game, vs. Raleigh Millbrook…..

The top tackler for the New Bern Bears is KJ Sampson, who has committed to attend Florida State…The 6’4/285 pound senior DL has 96 Total Tackles, with 30 solos and 66 assists…Sampson has 23 Tackles for a Loss…Sampson with 18 QB Sacks, and 35 QB Hurries…Sampson also has deflected six passes…Sampson wearing #10, and the Grimsley Whirlies will need to keep a close watch out for Sampson, on Friday night…

Bears’ No’tavien Green with 95 Total Tackles…Green with 30 solos and 65 assists…Green with 7 TFL’s and 5 QB Sacks…Green with 9 Pass Deflections, plus 2 Fumble Recoveries and 1 Caused Fumble…

For the Bears Will Brimmer…Brimmer very athletic and at 6’3/210 playing defensive end, and he has 52 Total Tackles and Brimmer with 13 TFL’s…Brimmer with 11 Sacks, and 29 QB Hurries/3 Pass Deflections…

LB Kyvon Gooding with 74 Total Tackles and 4 TFL’s…Gooding with 1 QB Sack, and 4 Pass Deflections….

DL Taevion Cox with 72 Total Tackles, and Cox with 9 TFL’s/4 1/2 QB Sacks and 20 QB Hurries…Cox at 6’3/290…

DB Amari Birth with 32 Total Tackles, plus 5 Interceptions and 10 Pass Deflections…

DB Currine Henry with 16 Total Tackles, 3 Interceptions/18 Pass Deflections…

DB Ivion Smith with 23 Total Tackles, 3 Interceptions/12 Pass Deflections/1 Fumble Recovery/1 Caused Fumble…

DL Jamir Bryant has 41 Total Tackles with 4 TFL’s/3 1/2 Sacks/1 QB Hurry