Friday Night Recap Week 4

Friday Night Spotlight Game of the Week:

4A #5 Page 19 @ 3A #5 Eastern Guilford 16

The Page High School Pirates have a flair for the dramatics. In their second appearance in the Friday Night Spotlight, they stole another big game on the road. This time against 3A #5 Eastern Guilford (2-1) at Tommy Grayson Field. The game started off slow, neither team could gain traction on offense in the 1st half. The game of the week really started after the 2nd half kick-off. Eastern Guilford scored the first points of the game on a 44-yard field goal from Wildcat kicker Collin Smith after a 6-play drive stalled out. Two Page offensive plays later, QB Javondre Paige was picked off by DB Nic Cheely that was returned to the Page one-yard line. Eastern QB Dominque Graves punched the ball into the end zone two plays later. The extra point was blocked, Wildcats led 9-0. The ensuing drive saw the Page offense sputter out again around mid-field needing to punt. Pirate Kicker Thomas Murray booted the punt to the Wildcat one-yard line where it was downed. This was where the momentum of the game flipped on a dime. Seconds later, the Pirates brought down Graves in his own end zone for a safety, cutting the Eastern lead to 9-2. After the safety free-kick, the Page offense suddenly came to life. In 3 plays and an extra point, the game was tied. Pirate WR Cody King took a handoff 50 yards and through several defenders for the score. Page’s momentum continued late in the 3rd quarter. After forcing a punt on 4th down, the Eastern punter went to a knee to receive a low snap where he was ruled down deep into Page territory. Four plays later, Javondre Paige was in the end zone with the go-ahead score. On the next drive, Eastern Guilford got their offense going again. A big 47-yard reception by Sophomore Adam Akins started the drive and was followed by several Page penalties that landed the Wildcats in the red zone. QB Graves capped the drive with a TD pass to Senior WR Zaccheus Milton to notch the game at 16. With 10 minutes left in the game, Page took possession of the football one last time. There they went on an 18-play 74-yard drive that burned eight and a half minutes off the clock. With under two minutes left in the game, Murray punched a 19-yard field goal through the uprights to give Page the 19-16 lead. Eastern Guilford received the following kick off with one minute and forty seconds left in the game and no timeouts. The Wildcats progressed the ball into field goal range and had an opportunity to tie with 6 seconds left in the game. On the 43-yard attempt, the Page defense was able to break the line and get a hand on the kick to end the Eastern threat and the game. Page moves to 3-1 on the season. They play at Ronald Reagan next week. Eastern Guilford (3-1) will take on E.E. Smith.

 

Top 25 Rundown

4A

School

Score

Week 4 Opponent

1 Wake Forest (4-0) 42-7 at Leesville Road
2 West Forsyth (4-0) 39-13 at High Point Central
3 Heritage (4-0) 28-7 at #17 Sanderson
4 Mallard Creek (3-0) 52-12 vs POBAT
5 Page (3-1) 19-16 at 3A #5 E. Guilford
6 East Forsyth (3-1) 70-0 vs 2A Carver
7 West Mecklenburg (4-0) 59-28 at Independence
8 Myers Park (4-0) 41-0 at South Mecklenburg
9 Hoggard (3-0) 21-0 at (SC) Carolina Forest
10 Pinecrest (3-1) 20-24 at #18 Providence
11 Scotland (1-1) BYE
12 Middle Creek (2-2) 34-22 at #21 Millbrook
13 Z.B. Vance (2-1) BYE
14 Glenn (4-0) 40-7 at 3A North Forsyth
15 Harding Uni. (4-0) 35-28 vs (SC) Gaffney
16 Davie (2-2) 42-20 at 3A West Rowan
17 Sanderson (2-2) 12-52 vs #3 Heritage
18 Providence (3-1) 24-20 vs #10 Pinecrest
19 D.W. Butler (1-1) 27-21 at #20 Richmond
20 Richmond (2-2) 21-27 vs #19 D.W. Butler
21 Millbrook (1-3) 22-34 vs #12 Middle Creek
22 Seventy-First (3-1) 46-14 vs 3A Southern Durham
23 Hickory Ridge (4-0) 28-14 at 3A NW Cabarrus
24 NW Guilford (3-1) 14-0 at 3A N. Guilford
25 Mooresville (1-2) 16-24 at 3A A.L. Brown

 

3A

School

Score

Week 4 Opponent

1 Charlotte Catholic (4-0) 38-14 vs 4A Ardrey Kell
2 Dudley (4-0) 14-7 at #21 Hillside
3 Mount Tabor (3-1) 21-14 vs 4A Ronald Regan RIVAL
4 New Hanover (4-0) 41-38 at 4A Garner Magnet
5 Eastern Guilford (3-1) 16-19 vs 4A #5 Page
6 Weddington (3-0) 30-14 vs 4A East Mecklenburg
7 Marvin Ridge (4-0) 31-19 vs Parkland
8 Southern Nash (4-0) 49-0 at West Johnston
9 Cape Fear (3-1) 40-24 at #18 Terry Stanford
10 Western Alamance (4-0) 69-6 vs 2A Graham
11 Lee County (4-0) 55-27 at 4A Hoke County
12 A.C. Reynolds (3-1) 49-34 vs Erwin
13 SE Guilford (4-0) 24-6 at 4A Grimsley
14 Havelock (3-1) 54-0 vs J.H. Rose
15 Huss (2-2) 27-28 vs Hickory
16 Sun Valley (3-0) 42-41 vs 4A Porter Ridge RIVAL
17 D.H. Conley (3-1) 43-8 vs E Wake
18 Terry Sanford (3-1) 24-40 vs #9 Cape Fear
19 Stuart Cramer (3-0) BYE
20 Jacksonville (3-1) 57-0 at 1A Rocky Mouth Prep
21 South Iredell (4-0) 45-13 vs Cox Mill
22 Hillside (1-3) 7-14 vs #2 Dudley
23 Clayton (4-0) 42-0 at Harnett Central
24 Rocky Mount (1-2) BYE
25 West Carteret (3-0) 42-7 2A #25 West Craven

 

2A

School

Score

Week 4 Opponent

1 Shelby (4-0) 21-14 vs 3A Crest RIVAL
2 South Point (4-0) 28-0 vs (SC) Clover
3 Wallace-Rose Hill (4-0) 30-0 vs 3A Northside-Jacksonville
4 Northeastern (3-0) BYE
5 North Davidson (2-1) BYE
6 Hibriten (4-0) 48-0 vs 3A South Caldwell
7 East Duplin (4-0) 31-7 vs Southwest Onslow
8 Reidsville (4-0) 49-6 at 4A R.J. Reynolds
9 Franklin (4-0) 42-21 at 1A #18 Swain County
10 Mountain Heritage (3-0) 55-0 at 1A Rosman
11 East Bladen (3-0) 34-0 at #21 Whiteville
12 Mount Pleasant (3-1) 14-15 at 3A Concord
13 Hendersonville (3-1) 52-14 at C.D. Owen
14 Pisgah (3-1) 49-14 vs R-S Central
15 Patton (2-2) 14-31 vs 3A Freedom RIVAL
16 SW Edgecombe (3-0) BYE
17 South Granville (4-0) 54-0 vs Northern Vance
18 South Columbus (3-0) 42-14 vs Red Springs
19 Nash Central (3-1) 30-27 vs 3A Northern Nash
20 Clinton (0-3) BYE
21 Whiteville (2-1) 0-34 vs #11 East Bladen
22 East Rutherford (3-1) 23-31 at 3A Burns
23 Kinston (4-0) 41-0 vs 1A Jones Sr.
24 Ledford Sr. (2-1) 21-20 vs W Davidson RIVAL
25 West Craven (1-3) 7-42 vs 3A #25 West Carteret

 

1A

School

Score

Week 4 Opponent

1 Tarboro (4-0) 65-12 at North Edgecombe
2 Murphy (3-1) 48-0 at (GA) North Georgia
3 J.A. Holmes (4-0) 54-20 at 2A Bertie
4 Mitchell (4-0) 49-19 at 4A McDowell
5 North Rowan (3-1) 37-6 vs 3A Jesse Carson
6 West Montgomery (2-1) 21-35 at 2A E Montgomery RIVAL
7 Mount Airy (3-0) BYE
8 North Stanly (3-0) BYE
9 Robbinsville (2-1) 7-34 vs Christ School
10 East Wilkes (4-0) 60-12 vs 2A Walkertown
11 Southside (4-0) 40-29 vs #25 Gates County
12 Polk County (3-0) 24-0 vs (SC) Landrum
13 East Carteret (3-1) 23-18 at 3A Swansboro
14 Bessemer City (3-0) BYE
15 Lakewood (4-0) 35-0 at 2A Midway
16 Mountain Island Charter (2-1) BYE
17 Cherokee (3-0) 34-0 vs Asheville School
18 Swain County (1-3) 21-42 vs 2A #9 Franklin
19 North Duplin (4-0) 42-8 at Lejeune
20 Northampton County (3-1) 46-26 vs #22 Riverside
21 T.J.C.A. (4-0) 41-13 at (TN) Trinity Acaemy
22 Riverside (2-2) 26-46 at #20 Northampton County
23 East Surry (2-2) 54-48 vs 2A Surry Central RIVAL
24 Union (1-2) 6-15 at 2A Trask
25 Gates County (2-2) 29-40 at #11 Southside

Red= “Upset” LossPink= “Upset” Win, Green= Loss to team of higher classificationBlue= Win vs team of higher classification

Week 4 provided many great games across the state, but it didn’t provide anywhere near the number of upsets we’ve been accustomed to seeing over the past 3 weeks. It’s a sign that the strong teams in the state have hit their stride heading into the heart of the conference schedule. The sieve that is the non-conference schedule has filtered out the waste and the gold is starting to expose itself. Don’t be fooled though, the conference schedule is where the real war path to a state title begins. This is where teams that really want it, prove it. It’s easy to get amped up for a game with a ranked cross-town rival, but what about after that 2-hour bus ride to a bottom-dwelling conference opponent who’s on a losing streak? The conference schedule is trap-game central. It’s sure to separate the focused from the ones who need to get their act together if they want to make the playoffs. Look for the red and pink to make its way back on the Top 25 Rundown in the coming weeks.


Week 3 “Upsets”

  • 4A
    • #18 Providence 24-20 over #10 Pinecrest
  • 3A
    • #15 Huss falls 27-28 at Hickory
  • 2A
    • None
  • 1A
    • None

Games of Week 3

4A

#3 Heritage (4-0) 28
#17 Sanderson (2-2) 7

 

#5 Page (3-1) 19
 #5 3A Eastern Guilford (3-1) 16

 

#10 Pinecrest (3-1) 20
#18 Providence (3-1) 24

 

#12 Middle Creek (2-2) 34
#21 Millbrook (1-3) 22

 

#19 D.W. Butler (1-1) 27
#20 at #20 Richmond (2-2) 21

 

3A

#2 Dudley (4-0) 14
#21 Hillside (1-3) 7

 

#9 Cape Fear (3-1) 40
#18 Terry Stanford (3-1) 24

 

#16 Sun Valley (3-0) 42
4A Porter Ridge (2-2) RIVAL 41

 

#25 West Carteret (3-0) 42
#25 2A West Craven (1-3) 7

 

2A

#1 Shelby (4-0) 21
3A Crest (1-2) RIVAL 14

 

#11 East Bladen (3-0) 34
#21 Whiteville (2-1) 0

 

1A

#6 West Montgomery (2-1) 21
2A East Montgomery (4-0) RIVAL 35

 

#25 Gates County (2-2) 29
#11 Southside (4-0) 40

 

#22 Riverside (2-2) 26
#20 Northampton County (3-1) 46

 


Players of the Week

QB- Sun Valley, Jr. Sam Howell – 28-39, 354 Yds, 2 TD, 1 INT, 22 Car., 201 Yds, 4 Rush TD

RB- East Montgomery, Sr. Courtney Mckinney (App State) – 22 Car., 265 Yds, 3 TD

WR- Hendersonville, Sr. Tykel Landrum – 7 Rec., 237 Yds., 2 TD

DEF- Cardinal Gibbons, Jr. Jalen Brooks – 5 Sacks

DEF- Brevard, Sr. Ethan Shook – 24 Tackles, 1 TFL, 2 Passes Defended, 7 Car., 81 Yds., 1 Rec., 87 Yds.

K- Page, Thomas Murray – 44-yard punt, 40-yard punt, 16-yard GW FG

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