August 29, 2012
I'm still not a happy camper. Had another subpar week. Last week, I went 14-4 (77.8%). The overall mark moves slightly to 30-9 (76.9%) for the season. This is way below the high standards of which I had set for myself. Things can only get better.
Also, I was definitely NOT happy with the WEEB broadcast of North Moore versus Union Pines, even though the Vikes won. Neither of the clowns doing the broadcast knew anything about Union Pines or North Moore, much less know anything about high school football. Perhaps WEEB needs somebody more knowledgeable, perhaps myself, to cover the games. And, as much as the clown announcers were bragging and boasting about making broadcasting history by being the first station in North Carolina to broadcast two football games online simultaneously on separate web streams, they are most sadly mistaken.
Meanwhile, getting back to business ...
Pine Forest got me again last week as the Trojans defeated Gray's Creek, which had over 700 yards total offense in its season opener, but only came up just shy of 200 yards total offense versus the Trojans. I have a feeling Pine Forest is going to be the "spoiler" of the Mid-South 4A conference. Also, North Lenoir shocked West Montgomery. I need to make sure NOT to pick the Warriors if they have to travel over 100 miles for a game. Obviously they are not the "Road Warriors." And, I was surprised about Westover defeating Cape Fear as well as New Hanover upsetting Scotland.
In terms of this week's CarolinaPreps.com Top 10 polls, Richmond Senior drops from third to second in 4A while Scotland drops out of the top ten. Douglas Byrd remains ranked #5 in 3A. In the 1A poll, Albemarle remains #2, South Stanly enters the top ten coming in at #10 while North Rowan drops out of the poll after losing to Salisbury.
This week's "Game of the Week" looks to be an offensive shootout as 2A St. Pauls (1-1) travels to Sanford to take on the Southern Lee Cavaliers (0-2). St. Pauls, 58-40 winners over Fayetteville Christian, are going to try to spread out the Cavaliers with their spread offensive attack. The Cavaliers fell behind early 18-0 last week as the Cavs were defeated 37-21 by 2A Northwood. The winner of this contest could come down to whomever has the ball when time expires.
Finally, CarolinaPreps.com Radio was having technical difficulties with their Friday night online program. Hopefully, they will have fixed all their problems and be back on this Friday night around 11:30 p.m.
Yadkin Valley 1A Conference
Albemarle 49 North Stanly 7
Chatham Central 47 Kestrel Heights 6
East Montgomery 34 KIPP Pride 12
Fayetteville Christian 42 North Moore 6
North Rowan 21 East Rowan 13
Surry Central 35 South Davidson 8
South Stanly 40 Parkwood 12
West Montgomery 21 East Surry 14
Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference
Douglas Byrd 35 Cape Fear 13
Gray's Creek 28 Terry Sanford 21
Triton 41 Overhills 14
St. Pauls 42 Southern Lee 40
Cardinal Gibbons 49 Union Pines 7
Harnett Central 21 Western Harnett 13
E.E. Smith 14 Westover 12
Southeastern 4A Conference
Hoke County 16 Seventy-First 6
Lumberton 14 South View 12
Pinecrest 31 Cox Mill 14
Wilmington Hoggard 28 Purnell Swett 20
Richmond Senior 48 Anson County 22
Scotland 35 Marlboro County 13