Halfway Thru Season Report
Friday Nite Rivalries Game of the Week #6 - Battle of High Point
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
#1 Dudley (5-0) vs #22 Richmond County (4-1)
For the 3rd time in as many weeks Dudley faces one of the States top ranked teams in Richmond County. Richmond comes in 4-1 with their lone loss coming to Butler 42-41. Last year Dudley came into this game undefeated and Richmond upset them on their home field. Dudley travels to Richmond with a chance to get some payback for last year. They will need another stellar game from it leader Hendon Hooker, also running backs Ezra Perkins and Zareik Rush will need to bring their A game for Dudley to remain undefeated. Hooker leads the Panthers with 885 yards passing and 10 TD's in addition to 336 yards rushing and 7TD's. rush and Perkins have combined for 650 yards and 6 TD's
#2 E. Forsyth (5-0) vs #12 Page (4-1)
Big time players make big time plays and in this game it will be necessary for each teams big time players to perform for the victory. Page's Will Jones, who has been lighting the skies up lately has more than 1000 yards passing, will need to continue his aerial assault along with the strong running of Javon Leake to keep their win streak in tact. Eastern's Brandon Bullins 40-69 665 yards and 6 TD's will need to be sharp against a Page team that has been on a roll. In addition to Bullin's RB Christian Beal who comes in with 405 yards rushing and 4TD's will need to have a solid game and help Eastern control the clock and limit Page's possessions if they want to win
HP Andrews (1-3) vs HP Central (2-3)
This game is "The Battle of High Point", it is a classic rivalry game. Both teams share the same home field. Both have rich traditions and both have tremendous school pride. Both teams come in a little down from their normal winning ways, but this might be just the game to knock off the rust and jump start either teams season. This game is pivotal for both teams as they both would like to head into conference play with some momentum. Look for a knockdown drag out affair in this one as neighbors and former pop warner team mates go head to head
#3 Reidsville (5-0) vs NW. Guilford (3-1)
Reidsville looks more like the Rams team we've come to expect under coach Jimmy Teague. Both teams come in rested after having a week off. NW has had time to recuperate after a tough loss to SE Guilford and Reidsville looks to continue its winning ways against a NW team that is missing its main cog in Thomas Hennigan. Tre Turner will need to get it going early and often for Northwest to be successful against the Rams.
Other Area Matchups
NE Guilford vs E. Guilford ( GAME of THE WEEK)
HP Central vs West Forsyth
HP Andrews vs Cummings
Western Guilford vs Orange Co.
SW Guilford vs S. Alamance