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  1. Slashman

    Info on Grayson County VA?

    Whoops.. my bad. Carroll and Grayson are so irrelevant that I get them confused. A good team like Galax they are not, and a bad team like Patrick they aren't either. ­čśé
  2. Slashman

    Info on Grayson County VA?

    Yeah I expect them to be a lot better this year. They have the Gosnell brothers from East Surry playing for them now.. that changes their squad quite a bit. They were 3-7 last year so hard to say how they will do overall but I see Stephen running it all over Alleghany and West as long as he's healthy.
  3. 96 Hickory of course. Got our playoff game from 1996 on tape.. they were unreal. They were running basic plays late in the game and their bench coulda started for any 3A or 2A then and competed with everyone. We had one of our more athletic teams that year and they scored 70 on us somehow.. they were nice to use they nearly dropped 80 on Wilkes Central. That 82 Brevard squad was solid smashmouth ball. Their offense was kinda gimmicky but they were relentless. They destroyed East Surry the year before that with a very young Coach Diamont like a fiddle and that rarely happened then. They also outhit that 1982 Mount Airy team too and that's one of their better late era Hollingsworth teams. Brim played at WR for them and he went to Wake.. MA kept it close somehow but Brevard wanted it more. Statesville had some good squads in 89 and 90, that 89 team was loaded but 90 was better. Forrest Hills had a good one in 1985 or so.. not the biggest nerd on them lol.
  4. That North Stokes game is gonna show a lot. CSD I expect to win week 1 unless they lost all their athletes (they were way better fundamentally in 2018 than in '17, their HC thinks they will be good this year,) but week 2 could be a toss up if N Stokes gets their pieces in place. They look to have a lot of seniors ( 20 according to Max Preps,) and they have a very good sophomore class that has been good since their pee wee days. They may give NM quite a headache. If NM loses it will be a trying year, if not they should be fine. I see them winning at least 2 in conference maybe 3-4.
  5. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    Different approach I like that. More on that in a second.. MVAC like the Northwest 1A's gonna be hard for me to pick this year honestly. There's 1-2 teams for sure I expect to be good (Ashe, Star,) then there's 2 more that could be but they are inconsistent, then there's a journey into the great unknown until you hit the cellar. It could be a stumble fest to see who wants that cellar spot the most. JV play the same as if East moves those kids up early then it will be a free for all for who wins there. Quite a few of the Wilkes teams had very few kids last year so that will be a ? mark too, quite sad. To be honest the more I look at them and their details and who they bring back I think Starmount could shock us all. The return the most star players in the QB and that Swaim kid, they also moved their best JV athlete up. Much like Ashe though their lineplay is gonna make or break them. I think North Wilkes could be a surprise team too. They have one of the best armed QB's in the league and quite a few seniors, only downside is that they aren't well proven. They gotta a tough opening matchup in North Forsyth who will probably smash them, but they will grow in a hurry once they finish non conference. That's a big step up considering they played cupcakes the past few years. I wouldn't be suprised if they end up at least 4th or 5th, but unless they get the O popping and D crackin' they won't finish at the top. East's hard to as well as Elkin. West I think will do better than 2, maybe 4 games. It will depend on the enthusiasm the new guy makes. Last year they had a lot on varsity but it didn't help.
  6. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    They actually ran the Spread pretty well last year which surprised me. It took them a little while due to their non conference schedule being so tough but they finally figured it out and by the end of the year they were clicking in it. That Dezern kid at QB finally had an offense that fit him, he wasn't doing it in Johnson's offense. I think he's back for another year too. Their JV ran it too, they ran roughshot over everyone else last year in the conference and beat East Surry. I know their die hards hated it at the start of the year but once they got going their fans picked back up.. only see him going back if they struggle and they could. He ran it at North Iredell too. Agree on Elkin.. their biggest issue will be #'s. They haven't fielded a middle school team in 2 years due to lack of interest. Eventually that's going to trickle up and they will have a hard time fielding JV teams unless they pick back up. They didn't have many kids last year as it was, if that kid hadn't transferred from West they really would have had a hard go. Yeah pretty much.. once McFerrin left in 1994 they fell off the map he turned them around pretty well between 87 and 93. Charlie Haire did okay but Funderburke was the only good coach they had in between there.. I felt awful for him his last year they were awful and he was getting blamed when it wasn't fully his fault.. Turner's never really impressed me honestly. He's a nice guy and I'm glad he beat his ailments but he needs to quit running gimmick offenses and do something more old school with them. That RB they have's the real deal but he's being wasted getting moved around all the time. Same for the kid they got from North Wilkes a few years back; he never got to the level he should have reached.
  7. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    Ashe and Elkin have 2 solid junior classes and that's what will make or break them. Ashe's really came out of nowhere though last year and I think has the higher ceiling due to program stability and numbers. Their summer workout numbers are quite solid for them (they haven't had many kids out the past few years,) so it may be another solid year for them. Their line-play and QB play is what is gonna make or break them. They lose a lot of seniors with some size on them and the QB is gonna be thrown to the fire. He's been at these college camps throwing the rock around.. but he's not been tested in full games yet so it's gonna be interesting to see. Ashe however is coached very well and I expect them to get better thru the year.. they will be one of the teams that will be at the top in 2020 for sure, 19 I think so too. Elkin meanwhile is hard to say.. that junior class they have is the best have had in a long time (since when I played lol,) but their JV teams in 2016 and 2018 were quite hideous. It's all gonna be on those juniors shoulders.. and with low depth #'s every year they can't afford to slip up. Only good players on their JV team last year were the QB and the RB, their line was awful and that's not a good painting for the next little bit. . This year and next will be their only real shots at contending in small 1A for a while. They will be the 1A team to beat.. perhaps. I'll see a preview of what they got this week. Starmount's gonna be the X factor. They dominated on JV's last year for the first time since the start of the decade. With Grinton coming in he's refreshing the program after all the kids got burnt out on Johnson and I expect them to have a nice run the next few years. They play very hard for him and he's boosted the numbers somewhat. Hard to say if they will be back to form this year or not though.. but I don't see the spread going anywhere in Boonville. They were at West Forsyth's 7 on 7.. they must have something ready to let loose. Wilkes Central's an enigma.. they have the fast cats every year (and I do agree on the RB part, he's a beast,) but they either are very physical one year and they lack it the next. That was their problem last year in the film's I've seen of them.. they just didn't have the killing edge they needed to put games away. North Iredell and Elkin beat them when they shouldn't have.. they gotta get more physical. I did hear whispers that West Wilkes's ex HC is their Offensive line coach now.. he will help a lot in doing that. Also if Pardue's still there on defense they may develop into a hangar for ex HC's. Turner needs to step it up and get more out of those kids.. he can't just be on cruise control anymore. North Wilkes is hard to say.. they will have a heck of a good QB in Monty Chipman's son, and they look to bring back a lot of seniors who have always been very physical (we scrimmaged them for a couple of years,) but they gotta get better on the defensive side. They were just plain awful last year at defending the pass and vs teams with speed. If you're team runs and RPO offense they were gonna eat NW for supper on offense. Their offense is also really razzle dazzle too, Chipman's son's a good QB but he will never get great if he has to throw backward screens a lot and run himself to death. He's gotta have help. Sadly their #'s may be dropping after this year.. they had less than 20 on JV last year. That was quite a disappointment considering their freshman class won the middle school title in 2017.. there was no killer talent on that JV squad. East Wilkes I sense being similar. Their JV's had a rough year last year after a nice 3-4 year run.. just one meh group . This freshman class they are getting has potential to be as solid as the 2015 class was, they have decent speed in the skill spots and their line was HUGE for 8th graders.. seen some film of them off Hudl. I was impressed. they gotta get them all in the weight room and get them bigger after this season. They will be back eventually.. just not this year. West Wilkes is a mess.. I feel awful for them. They are in a situation like Rockingham County was in a few years back (maybe not as bad but just as rough,) in terms of parent drama and their best athlete on the JV squad transferred to Elkin.. ouch. I don't know if they new guy is the answer at HC or not.. it took them an awfully long time to hire someone, never a good sign. He had a good plan to say in the paper but it may be a rough 2 years.. if he even lasts more than 3 will be hard to say. They will get better eventually but the program's been nuked and they need to let the fallout fade and rebuild. Alleghany's hard to figure. Varsity wise they were the surprise team last year and finished quite good. They were big as can be on the line and real a nice offense fit for them. JV wise they won 7 games and played everyone hard (unlike North Wilkes who won the middle school title in 2017,) but against teams with more numbers or equal size they got walloped (they only gained 10 yards of offense on us in our scrimmage, and WC and Starmount ran them over.) Their 2018 freshman class is the class of the program.. however they are gonna get fed to fire this year more than likely. The varsity looses a ton of seniors off the 2018 squad, most of them were the lineman who are all gone but one or two, meaning the JV kids will get moved up earlier. Add to it Alleghany's hardest non conference slate in decades it might be a learning year for the Trojans. 2020 and 2021.. I expect some wins from those teams.
  8. South's a good job for someone to take, I would apply if I could lol. It's going to take a lot of work but when they have someone dedicated to there and cares for the kids the community helps more and the teams perform better. Holmes I think to a point was in over his head.. he did the best he coulda done but his run was a let down considering the talent they had in house the past couple of years. They had a really hard nosed JV squad who played us and West hard in 2016 and won 7 games, but they never reached their potential. #'s is a solid issue for them now as their low #'ed pee wee classes from a few years back are coming up. Middle school team had less than 25 kids last year total.. it's gonna take a bit. They need someone for the long haul to do that. I don't think Dave wants to coach now.. if it had been Dave of 10 years ago I see him going for it. Davey may get it.. he'd be an interesting pick. I really don't know if he wants to do that yet or not. I think Steve Whitt might would work.. but I don't think he wants to leave East Surry but he would have his son with him, he could be a good talent in a couple of years. I know Horton from West Stokes gets brought up a lot.. several people wanted and brought him up as a main target for North Stokes and McMichael to hire. Anderson had a rough go at North Stokes that one year.. it may turn him off to Stokes county again. An outsider who could work is Jones at Cummings. He played at South in the early 00's for Lawson.. I believe he was on the 2002 team that won a few games. He did a killer job bringing up Patrick County's #'s and ended their 4 year losing streak. Hard to say if he wants to leave Cummings or not but him being an alumni who's experience in rough spots could entice him plus it would be closer to Greensboro. The principal mentioned that they wanted to hire someone within 2 weeks.. they must have a favorite but it's gonna be interesting to see if they can pull it off or if they be stuck like West Caldwell was.
  9. Slashman

    TW Andrews head coaching opening

    HPA should never be in the shape it's in. It's a great and respectable program, HPA's fans deserve better. It's a shame what leadership and their priorities can do. HPA woulda do awesome at the 1AA level. Imagine them and Tarrboro in the eastern finals one year.. wow.
  10. Slashman

    North Surry

    Thanks BD we all appreciate it. Very excited to see what we can do this year. Keeping Coach Taylor on was the best for continuity we won't have a learning curve much that's a major +.
  11. Slashman

    David Pearson

    Crazy thing about Pearson was he did everything on his own. He had no daddy to help him (love Richard but he had everything a racer would dream of to start with,) and he had to fight to get going but he ended up being the rising star no one saw coming.If he hadn't lost his edge to compete full time I see him maybe not getting 200 but 150 wins at least. He more than likely woulda won the 1973 title (sorry Benny,) his season that year was so darn solid.
  12. Not a bad lineup honestly. I'd go with that and include 'Bush. However here are my few cents: The WPAC as a whole has been universally hated. It didn't really need to exist to begin with and it only came about due to internal stuff from the Northwest when it was split from the early 2010's. The first few years was dreadful when Carver was running roughshot but thankfully the conference has more parity since then. However the state continues to try to give the Forsyth schools control over it and it's making the conference messy. The Forsyth schools bring little to no gate every year in Football and the non Winston schools have to rely on non conference. Carver for instance brought a whole whopping 4 fans to our game last October.. it was so sad seeing all the empty silver bleachers in the paper. The Surry/Stokes schools gave a solid effort to redo the Northwest as a split and from I hear they are considering it again but the state wanted none of it. Forbush didn't help us either so it lost. They were willing to let Bush in but they had a fit and wanted to be in the MVAC so it all went down. My biggest issue with the whole post 2013 setup is that they have allowed the MVAC off the hook twice while the Northwest and the non Forsyth schools are having gate issues. The MVAC seems to be untouchable and I really don't know why. It wouldn't kill the MVAC 1A teams to be with the Surry county 1A schools at all in fact I really don't get why they don't. Same for the 2A, MVAC started as a 2A/3A with all the teams plus NS, SC, and 'Bush. So here's how I'd do it: MVAC 2A: Ashe Forbush North Surry North Wilkes Surry Central West Wilkes Wilkes Central NW 1A: Alleghany East Surry East Wilkes Elkin Mount AIry Starmount WPAC 2A/1A: Bishop Carver North Forsyth North Stokes South Stokes West Stokes This setup would solve the issue completely however people just seem to hate Splits and I don't know why. However there also is a lot of ? marks in terms of schools so it's gonna be hard to say if this is even do-able. North Stokes is in danger I hear of being closed as is their middle school due budget issues, it looks like West will get most of their kids and maybe become a 3A unless South gets some. Sadly that whole issue was caused decades ago when West was built. Carver's gonna drop if they keep on losing kids, they may be in danger too. North Wilkes is tugging the 1A borderline currently as they lost a little below 100 kids last year (70,) and have dropped steady since when they won the conference title in Football. They barely had a JV squad last year. If they lose as much this year as in 2018 they will be 1A. That won't kill a 2A MVAC but it will be 6 instead of 7. It's hard to say how North Forsyth will do, they could very well gain enough kids to return to 3A (honestly I think the state moved way to fast dropping them, shoulda waited.) Atkins could drop some as well you never know with Forsyth schools they can be a timebomb or explode for the better. I don't see Starmount rising to 2A; they may toe the line perhaps but they are solid 1A for me. West Wilkes was in danger at one point of returning to 1A but I think they will stay up. As for the new schools IDK if M Charter's ready for the Northwest or not. Granted they had a lot of courage and played some public schools however they got destroyed and I just don't see them playing anyone for a few years. I honestly doubt they will ever do Football it would ignite a powder keg in MA. Another thing I don't get is why the state won't consider putting the Forsyth schools back in the original PAC? They could also include HP Andrews and Randleman and put Trinity and the other schools in a more friendlier place where Jordan Matthews and Trinity could do better. Carver would do better here and I see Walkertown competing too. As for my personal bias I'd really love a return to the MVAC. It's where I played JV ball and I always loved the playing areas of those schools. Granted the travel is a more than the WPAC but a 6 team MVAC would be awesome plus we can have some fun non conference games.
  13. Slashman

    2A Head Coaching Jobs Still Open

    I expect North to hire our new HC before too long . I think they waited for Basketball to finish.
  14. Slashman

    Central Academy New Football Coach

    Quite a risk on his part considering their situation but Hackett's a good coach and I think he could do well there building things back up. He did a fantastic job at Bishop, I was real impressed with him the time I seen him in person.
  15. Not 100% sure but I believe interviews either have started or will start. I believe they are waiting until Basketball is done (we got 2 crap draws so it will be early.) It took a month for Lyons to be hired in 2012 (Hampton left around the end of March and Lyons got hired a day or two before my 19th birthday in early May.) Lyons did us a favor he's the earliest coach we have had resign early in the process in a long, long time. Usually it's late in the year and we have had to make rushed picks like in the 2000's but not this time. Hated he did but I get why. Best I know of 3 of our assistants have applied for it (the 2 coordinators and one of the assistants,) and heard we have had some outside guys from around the area applied. I figured we would get a good number this time we could literally pick anyone we want. My best guess is one of the Coordinators. OC who ran the defense when I played and put in the air raid was an HC in Georgia in the 2000's and did a solid job building up a private school down there went from 0 wins his first year to 8 in his 3rd or 4th year, he has the experience. DC's never an HC job before (didn't think he wanted it,) but he is very old school and did a great job the past 2 years with the defense. He puts the kids in line when they act up and he does well with practices. I'd be happy with either one. Outside wise I'm nervous with that because a bad hire would neglect what all Lyons did for us. We are not in a 2004 or 2009 situation with a lot of drama off a rough season so we don't need a total change at all. But I'm sure we have a few names, know we got 1 we almost hired in 2009. He's the one outsider I wouldn't mind. Internal wise we will be fine. Got a solid senior class coming back on both sides. Swartz and Badgett will be seniors, we have a solid skill player core returning as well as most of the defense coming back. D wise we were much younger last year but the kids grew a ton and offensively we actually improved. I'm excited for the year; new HC regardless of who he is has a solid chance to win some games this year and next. JV wise we got a solid freshman class this year and next coming up. Next year's freshman group is really impressive; this year's will have a heck of an offense but D needs some experience but they will get that on JV. Conference wise who knows where we will go. Personally I'd love to be in the MVAC again. WPAC is too wacky and risky.
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