August 22, 2012
Well, I did not do too well in the first week as I went 16-5 (76.2%). Most folks would be satisfied with this record, but I'm not. And of course, if I'm not happy, nobody around here is gonna be happy! I've got to redeem myself this week. Of course, no one has challenged me on my picks or has questioned my knowledge of the high school pigskin. It's still good to be king, huh?
The most ridiculous pick I made was picking West Stokes, last year's 2AA state champion, to defeat Albemarle. Boy, was I way off as the Bulldogs won 41-7. What the heck???
I also did not too well (4-4) in other Yadkin Valley 1A conference games. Chatham Central surprised me versus Wake Christian, ditto for Elkin over East Montgomery, and North Rowan is much better than I expected as they defeated Carson. And, I did miss a matchup involving a Southeastern 4A conference team, as Pine Forest shocked Purnell Swett.
This week's game of the week is gonna be a good one, as New Hanover, ranked #7 in 4A according to CarolinaPreps.com, travels to Laurinburg to take on Scotland, ranked #5 in 4A. Last year, Scotland won a 49-28 battle down in the Port City.
Other area teams ranked according to CarolinaPreps.com are Richmond Senior ranked #2 in 4A, Douglas Byrd, ranked #5 in 3A, Albemarle, ranked #2 in 1A and North Rowan, ranked #9 in 1A.
Finally, check out CarolinaPreps.com radio Friday nights beginning around 11:30 for the latest high school football scores from both Carolinas, and, you may even hear yours truly online pass along a few scores.
Yadkin Valley 1A Conference
Albemarle 42 West Stanly 13
Jordan-Matthews 41 Chatham Central 7
Providence Grove 35 East Montgomery 12
Salisbury 27 North Rowan 20
West Davidson 28 South Davidson 12
South Stanly 28 Mount Pleasant 26
West Montgomery 46 North Lenoir 13
Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference
Union Pines 33 North Moore 12
Douglas Byrd 42 Terry Sanford 14
Gray's Creek 49 Pine Forest 13
Northwood 21 Southern Lee 20
Cape Fear 35 Westover 13
Southeastern 4A Conference
Pinecrest 44 Overhills 24
Purnell Swett 35 Western Harnett 14
Hoke County 28 South View 21
Jack Britt 40 Lumberton 20
Richmond Senior 49 Lee County 17
Scotland County 48 New Hanover 26