Reuben's Yadkin Valley 1A Conference 2012 Regular Season Football Predictions
Blog: The Reuben Davis Blog
August 9, 2012
Last season did not produce any state championships for YVC 1A teams, but two teams almost made it to state title games. Last year' conference champion, Albemarle, almost made it to the 1A title game, but lost to eventual state 1A champion Murphy 42-41 in double overtime in the West 1A title game.
West Montgomery ran out to a 28-0 first quarter lead, but faded away after that as Swain County came back to take a 37-35 win in the West 1AA title game, and eventually win the state 1AA championship one week later.
Albemarle will be back to win another conference title and perhaps add another state title to its collection. West Montgomery will have lots of young talent and will try to forget last year's 1AA West championship game and make another long playoff run.
Trying to upstage the Bulldogs and Warriors will be South Stanly and North Rowan. South Stanly will have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, and they will have a new head coach in former North Rowan head coach Tasker Fleming. North Rowan will also challenge as they are led by new head coach and former West Rowan assistant Joe Nixon.
East Montgomery will lead the bottom tier as Phil Collett comes in from Virginia to take over as head coach of the Eagles. Bringing up the rear will be South Davidson, Chatham Central and North Moore.
This season will most likely be a repeat of last season for the Mustangs. The numbers coming out for football are low at North Moore as just over 30 players reported for the first practice. Most likely, the Mustangs will not field a JV team this fall. NM currently has a 21 game on-the-field losing streak (there was a forfeit win over West Montgomery in 2010), and, unless more players suit up or some other kind of miracle happens, that losing streak could reach up to 32 by season's end.
Yadkin Valley 1A
- Albemarle, 7-0 conference, 10-1 overall
- West Montgomery 6-1, 9-2
- South Stanly, 5-2, 9-2
- North Rowan, 4-3, 5-6
- East Montgomery 3-4, 5-6
- South Davidson, 2-7, 3-8
- Chatham Central, 1-6, 2-9
- North Moore, 0-7, 0-11