Postponements and the genius of Randy Jordan (Goldsboro)

As of this moment, everything is still a go for tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., except for two games.

Jones Senior’s game at Goldsboro has been moved to 2 p.m. on Monday. And I think that idea is awesome: It’s a holiday, most folks will be out of work (thus defeating the “no fans will show up” argument) and the kids will get a night to study, etc., before heading back to class on Tuesday.

That is a brilliant idea.

Also, the APA game is now at 6 or 6:30 p.m.

As of right now, every other game is scheduled to be played at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, although I don’t see how it’s going to happen. Here are the contingency plans IF they are not played tomorrow…

Kinston at North Lenoir: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

West Craven at South Lenoir: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Greene Central at C.B. Aycock: Monday at 7 p.m.

North Pitt at Ayden-Grifton: Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Definitely on:

Lawrence Academy at Parrott Academy: Playing Monday at either 6 or 6:30 p.m.

Jones Senior at Goldsboro: Playing Monday at 2 p.m.

Week 3 picks

Here you go…let the rain stay away! Remember, pick ‘em all or have the ones you don’t pick count as losses.


Kinston at North Lenoir

West Craven at South Lenoir

Lawrence Academy at Parrott Academy

Greene Central at C.B. Aycock

North Pitt at Ayden-Grifton

Jones Senior at Goldsboro


East Carolina at Navy

Richmond at Duke

Rutgers at UNC

Appalachian State at N.C. State

Syracuse at Wake Forest

Virginia at Pittsburgh

Florida State at Miami

California at Tennessee

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech

CORRECTED Picks leaderboard after Week 2

I was 13-2 last week and am now 24-5 after two weeks. I missed the EWayne-Goldsboro game and the Jax N’Side-James Kenan game. That’s two weeks in a row I’ve underestimated James Kenan…maybe I’ll learn.

There’ll be college games in next week’s picks, so maybe that’ll spread us out some. It’s pretty bunched up after two weeks.

Congrats to Spence (the legend), Jagshouse, RJarman, The Kid, Go Twins and Heelatious for their 12-3 weeks.

Remember that when I post the games (probably tomorrow), you have to pick EVERY game or the ones you don’t pick will be counted as losses. 

UPDATE: Thanks, Flagan, for the corrections. If anyone else sees a mistake, feel free to share them.

Name                    Overall       Last week

HANKS                     24-5           13-2

Spence                     23-6           12-3

Tate Mooring             22-5           10-4 (Didn’t pick Jax N’Side-Kenan)

Jagshouse                22-6           12-3

Flagan                      22-7           10-5

JWade                      22-7           11-4

Lee                          22-7           10-5

BW                          21-8           10-5

Clay                          21-8           10-5

Taplie Coile                21-8           10-5

ENCMetalhead           21-8           11-4

RJarman                   21-8           12-3

Johnny Kennedy        21-8           11-4

The Kid                     21-8           12-3

Greg Melvin               21-8           11-4

DubG GC                  20-9           10-5

JGoodson                 20-9            9-6

K-Town Pirate            20-9           11-4

GWhitley                   19-7           9-3 (Didn’t pick three games)

Bward                       19-9           11-4

Devil27                     19-10           9-6

Go Twins                  19-10           12-3

S. Lovick                  19-10           11-4

Blue Dog                   18-5           10-3 (Didn’t pick two games)

ECPirates11               18-11           7-8

Jeff Howard                18-11           9-6

PantherFan                18-11           9-6 

James Roberts           18-11           10-5

Natis9988                 17-12           11-4

Will the Thrill               15-14           7-8 (You’re treading water, Will!)

Heelatious*                 12-3           12-3

SLfootball15*              11-3           11-3 (Didn’t pick Rocky Mount-Hunt)

COliver*                     11-4           11-4

DJTyndall06*              11-4           11-4

KHS loving sister*       10-5           10-5

Mr_NL1991                  9-4           —–

CBeaman101               9-5           —–

* indicates first week of selections

My picks, week 2

My picks for this week’s action (posted 5:30 p.m.):

Kinston 8, South Lenoir 6

East Duplin 36, North Lenoir 12

Parrott 56, Northeast 0

Greene Central 21, Wilson Beddingfield 20

Ayden-Grifton 48, Pinetown Northside 0

Union 35, Jones Senior 21

C.B. Aycock over Clayton

Goldsboro over Eastern Wayne

Central over South Central

Southwest Onslow over Jacksonville

Wallace-Rose Hill over Southern Wayne

Rocky Mount over Wilson Hunt

Swansboro over Dixon

Jacksonville Northside over James Kenan

Raleigh Wakefield over Wilmington Ashley

New pick ‘em policy

I’ve heard your  arguments and I think we need to come up with a new policy for our blog pick ‘ems…starting NEXT WEEK (to give everyone a chance who has already picked their games for this week), if you leave a game out, accidentally or otherwise, it will count as a LOSS.

And the reason why I go with percentage over total wins is because of a situation like our good friend Chris Oliver. The man was on his honeymoon for God’s sake last week, how could he be expected to remember to pick some games??? I’ll determine — like last year — what the mininum number of games is to be considered for the season title.

Charlie Stevens: Guilty

Former North Lenoir basketball coach Charlie Stevens was found guilty on three felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery.

He was given the maximum penalties, which include: 60 days in the Department of Corrections; having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life; 90 months of supervised probation; $1,500 fine; surrendering his teaching certificate; forced to take a psychiatric examination; 150 hours of community service; and he can’t be in the same room with a girl under the age of 18 without consent of a probation officer.

For more on this, see Katie Marshall’s story in Friday’s Free Press.

Free plug for the Man: Brian North

As we’ve let you guys know through the years, we’re huge fans of Brian North’s “Blitz” on Friday nights on WCTI ABC-12. Now, you’ll get to see even more of the “Blitz.”

The show airs live at 11:15 p.m. on ABC-12; now, it’ll re-air at 1 a.m. on UPN-3 and again at 8:30 a.m. on UPN-3.

Nothing against the other two football shows on WNCT CBS-9 and WITN NBC-7, but North’s show is head and shoulders ahead of their’s. North always, always makes a point of getting to Lenoir County, where the other guys usually have us as their secondary or even third or fourth choice. Witness the fact that North had South Lenoir’s Casey Corey as his first coach of the week last week. He also had Parrott’s Bill Rowe and North Lenoir’s Wayne Jackson on last year, too.


Week 2: Blogger’s pick ‘em

You saw the leaders, here are this week’s games:

South Lenoir at Kinston

North Lenoir at East Duplin

Parrott Academy at Northeast Academy

Wilson Beddingfield at Greene Central

Ayden-Grifton at Pinetown Northside

Jones Senior at Union

Clayton at C.B. Aycock

Eastern Wayne at Goldsboro

South Central at Farmville Central

Southwest Onslow at Jacksonville

Wallace-Rose Hill at Southern Wayne

Rocky Mount at Wilson Hunt

Dixon at Swansboro

Jacksonville Northside at James Kenan

Wilmington Ashley at Raleigh Wakefield (that’s for you, JWade!)

Charlie Stevens trial

I had the opportunity to observe the afternoon session of the Charlie Stevens trial today. The prosecution and defense will give their final arguments tomorrow and the jury should have the case before by 10:30 a.m.

I am not going to share my personal feelings…yet. But when the verdict is handed down tomorrow, I will have a column in the paper and will let you guys know what happened.