Reuben's 2012 High School Football Predictions -- Regional Finals
Blog: The Reuben Davis Blog
November 22, 2012
In 1977, rock singer Meat Loaf came out with his hit single, "Two Out of Thee Ain't Bad". In 2012, high school football prognosticator Reuben Davis, threw a radio against the wall after hearing the song and having went two out of three (66.7%) in his high weekly predictions. The season record is now 144-29 (83.2%).
Yes, the Britt-Richmond Senior game really hurt. And who the heck expected the game to be a shoot out! Britt @ Garner could be a repeat of last week if you like lots of offense.
Albemarle had a battle against the Gators from East Columbus. The Bulldogs led 16-3 at halftime but the Gators came back and took a 18-16 lead with a fumble return for a TD with 9:37 left in the game. Fortunately, the Bulldogs live to play another week as the Bulldogs kick the game winning field goal with just less than four minutes left in the contest.
Down in Laurinburg, E.E. Smith came to town and showed the Scotland High fans that they better be ready to fight. Scotland had enough fight in them to hold on for a 35-28 win.
This week's regional final games are going to be fun to watch. I don't think there's any telling whether you may see a defensive battle or a wild passing shootout.
Murphy (12-2) at Albemarle (13-1), 1A West championship. When you get two sets of Bulldogs together, you never know what kind of results you may get. Albemarle has not forgot about last years 42-35 double overtime defeat and will hopefully redeem themselves. Albemarle 28 Murphy 27 The winner of this contest gets the winner of Princeton (5-8) at Plymouth (13-1) in Raleigh, Saturday morning. December 1, 11:00 at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Scotland (12-1) at New Bern (13-0), 4A East championship. New Bern has not forgot how badly embarrassed they were when they paid a visit last year to Pate Stadium in Laurinburg. Sure, Scotland looks just as strong as they did last year but I think New Bern will definitely be focused and have strong support from its home crowd. Revenge will be on the mind of the Bears, but the Scots plan on leaving Craven County with a big win. Scotland 34 New Bern 28 The winner of this contest gets the winner of Porter Ridge (12-1 and last years 4A runner-up) at North Davidson (14-0) Friday evening, Novemner 30, 7:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.