Sept. 28 scores

Thanks to BOB BENEDETTI from The Free Press, who is helping me with this! 

Wilmington Hoggard 35, Kinston 19

Eastern Wayne 7, North Lenoir 0

South Lenoir 35, Swansboro 14

Parrott Academy 42, Northeast Academy 28

Jones Senior 21, Goldsboro Rosewood 0

Scores from around the state:

Albemarle 30, North Stanly 27
Anson County 48, Hickory Ridge 0
Apex Middle Creek 30, Apex 14
Arden Christ School 13, Forsyth County Day 10
Asheboro 5, Southwestern Randolph 0
Asheville 58, Enka 6
Asheville Reynolds 47, Alexander Central 17
Asheville Roberson 35, North Buncombe 0
Belmont South Point 51, Gastonia Huss 20
Bertie County 30, Pasquotank County 28
Black Mountain Owen 49, Mitchell County 40
Cameron Union Pines 21, Southern Lee 13
Cape Fear 27, Fayetteville Pine Forest 19
Catawba Bandys 40, Claremont Bunker Hill 14
Central Cabarrus 42, Mallard Creek 21
Central Davidson 35, Mayodan McMichael 20
Chapel Hill 28, East Chapel Hill 14
Charlotte Catholic 42, Charlotte Waddell 18
Charlotte Country Day 38, Charlotte Victory Christian 13
Charlotte Harding 30, Charlotte Olympic 17
Charlotte Independence 49, South Mecklenburg 14
Charlotte Latin 33, Charlotte Christian 10
Charlotte Providence Day 46, East Rutherford 28
Charlotte Vance 34, Concord Robinson 14
Cherokee 27, Murphy 21
Cherryville 42, Gastonia Highland Tech 0
Creswell 53, Columbia 0
Currituck County 28, Pamlico County 24
Davie County 42, Greensboro Page 35
Durham Hillside 35, Durham Jordan 28
East Bladen 35, Fairmont 0
East Burke 42, South Caldwell 21
East Mecklenburg 21, Charlotte Ardrey Kell 0
East Rowan 21, Lake Norman 0
Eastern Alamance 31, Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 6
Eastern Guilford 41, Southwest Guilford 21
Elizabeth City Northeastern 14, Kill Devil Hills First Flight 7
Fayetteville Byrd 21, Fayetteville Seventy-First 14
Fayetteville Sanford 31, Fayetteville Smith 21
Franklin 17, Asheville Erwin 13
Fuquay-Varina 27, Lee County 7
Garner 42, Knightdale 21
Goldsboro 47, Dunn Midway 21
Greensboro Dudley 56, Yanceyville Yancey 0
Greensboro Grimsley 33, Winston-Salem Reynolds 26
GW-Danville, Va. 43, Winston-Salem Parkland 37
Harnett Central 40, Western Harnett 19
Harrells Christian Academy 47, Raleigh Wake Christian 6
Havelock 48, West Carteret 14
Hayesville 30, Rosman 13
Hendersonville 39, Madison County 6
Hertford County 41, Edenton Holmes 8
Hickory 28, Newton Foard 10
Hickory St. Stephens 54, West Caldwell 21
Hoke County 28, Fayetteville Britt 0
Hope Mills South View 21, Pembroke Swett 14
Huntersville Hopewell 49, Charlotte Garinger 14
Jacksonville 35, Wilmington Laney 12
Jacksonville Northside 41, Clinton 0
Jacksonville White Oak 53, West Brunswick 7
Jamestown Ragsdale 16, Eastern Randolph 7
Jones County 21, Rosewood 0
Kannapolis Brown 48, Monroe Parkwood 21
Kernersville Glenn 48, Winston-Salem Atkins 21
Kernersville McGuinness 19, South Davidson 14
Kings Mountain 38, East Gaston 20
Lawndale Burns 28, Brevard 14
Lincolnton 24, East Lincoln 6
Louisburg 47, Weldon 0
Maiden 22, Lenoir Hibriten 16
Manteo 31, Chocowinity Southside 0
Marvin Ridge 42, Monroe Piedmont 35
Matthews Butler 62, Charlotte Providence 6
Monroe 34, West Stanly 14
Monroe Sun Valley 47, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 0
Morganton Freedom 34, McDowell County 33, OT
Morrisville Green Hope 27, Panther Creek 20
Mt. Airy 34, East Surry 0
Mt. Pleasant 31, South Stanly 0
New Bern 48, Greenville Conley 13
New Hanover County 40, Wilmington Ashley 7
North Brunswick 42, East Columbus 6
North Forsyth 34, Greensboro Smith 0
North Gaston 44, Gastonia Ashbrook 38, 3OT
North Henderson 26, Forest City Chase 20
North Lincoln 52, Bessemer City 24
North Moore 32, Chatham Central 6
North Raleigh Christian 37, Westminster Catawba Christ, S.C. 22
North Surry 23, Ashe County 6
North Wilkes 30, East Bend Forbush 14
Northeast Guilford 49, Southern Alamance 21
Northwest Cabarrus 38, Mooresville 24
Oxford Webb 48, Orange County 22
Pender County 38, Whiteville 6
Pinetown Northside 20, Perquimans County 14
Plymouth 44, Robersonville Roanoke 14
Polk County 35, Burnsville Mountain Heritage 14
Princeton 35, Swan Quarter Mattamuskeet 0
Providence Christian, S.C. 33, Carolina Pride 12
Raleigh Athens Drive 42, Cary 33
Raleigh Leesville Road 45, Raleigh Broughton 7
Raleigh Millbrook 35, Raleigh Wakefield 16
Raleigh Ravenscroft 42, Fayetteville Christian 23
Reidsville 35, High Point Andrews 12
Richlands 23, East Duplin 20
Richmond County 10, Fayetteville Westover 7
Robbinsville 49, Andrews 10
Salisbury 31, East Davidson 28
Shelby 34, Watauga County 15
Shelby Crest 35, Gastonia Forestview 0
South Brunswick 41, Rocky Point Trask 7
South Columbus 33, Wallace-Rose Hill 15
South Johnston 27, Erwin Triton 20
South Rowan 35, China Grove Carson 7
Southeast Guilford 31, Trinity 15
Southeast Raleigh 36, Smithfield-Selma 15
Southern Durham 26, Northern Durham 16
Southern Nash 21, Northern Nash 12
Southlake Christian 14, Asheville School 12
Southwest Onslow 56, Croatan 13
Spring Lake Overhills 20, Hope Mills Gray’s Creek 19
St. David’s 62, Cary Christian 35
Statesville 24, North Iredell 0
Thomasville 42, East Montgomery 0
Thomasville Ledford 35, Lexington 18
Topsail 14, Salemburg Lakewood 13
Trinity Christian 50, Rocky Mount Academy 16
Wake Forest-Rolesville 48, Raleigh Enloe 10
Warren County 64, Carrboro 24
Washington 47, South Central Pitt 6
Waynesville Tuscola 23, Sylva Smoky Mountain 13
Weddington 38, Charlotte Myers Park 37, OT
West Charlotte 30, North Mecklenburg 6
West Craven 40, Greenville Rose 21
West Davidson 21, North Rowan 20
West Henderson 14, Avery County 0
West Iredell 20, West Rowan 18
West Johnston 28, East Wake 27
West Mecklenburg 55, Charlotte Berry Tech 7
West Montgomery 21, Siler City Jordan-Matthews 14
West Stokes 41, North Stokes 28
West Wilkes 34, East Wilkes 12
Western Guilford 38, Eden Morehead 22
Wilkes Central 41, Boonville Starmount 14
Williamston 20, Camden County 13
Wilmington Hoggard 35, Kinston 19
Wilson Fike 21, Wilson Beddingfield 20

My picks, Week 7

Prep

Wilmington Hoggard at Kinston: WH

Eastern Wayne at North Lenoir: EW

South Lenoir at Swansboro: SL

Northeast Academy at Parrott Academy: APA

Jones Senior at Goldsboro Rosewood: JS

College

East Carolina at Houston: Hou

West Virginia at South Florida: WVU

Louisville at N.C. State: UL

Clemson at Georgia Tech: GaT

Alabama at Florida State: FSU

Professional

Tampa Bay at Carolina: Car

Chicago at Detroit: Chi

Green Bay at Minnesota: Minn

Seattle at San Francisco: SF

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants: NYG

New Bern River Rats won’t return for 2008

A press release from the River Rats:

New Bern, NC—The New Bern River Rats will not field a team during the 2008 season, owners Sabrina and Steve Bengel announced today. The organization will continue its membership in the Coastal Plain League and will review its options for the 2009 season.

The River Rats, a summer collegiate baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League, completed their third season in August. The team played its home games at New Bern High School’s Boykin Field.

“This decision was a very difficult and disappointing one for us to make,” said Sabrina Bengel. “Unfortunately, at this time it just wasn’t feasible for us to continue without a facility that better met our needs and the expectations of the Coastal Plain League.  We want to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, season ticket holders, host families, and fans for their support over the past three years.”

“We are very proud of the River Rats’ contributions to the community, including our reading program for more than 7,000 students, the community service of our players for non-profit groups throughout each summer, the annual Hot Stove Banquet that brought baseball legends to New Bern, and safe, family-friendly entertainment at the ballpark,” Bengel said. 

“So many members of the community stepped forward during our three seasons to help welcome young men from across the country to the New Bern area. Truly, those individuals showed New Bern at its best. Many life long relationships were made by our players and the wonderful people of our community they encountered. We know for some that will go on to play Major League Baseball, they will always remember their summer spent in New Bern.”

The team has not made any determination about its future beyond 2008, Bengel said. 

My take: This is sad news for the New Bern baseball community. Although I didn’t get a chance to go to a River Rats game this year, it was a good value for the baseball dollar for fans in New Bern. Additionally, NL’s (and Appalachian State’s) Brandon Sutton was going to play for the Rats in ’08 and I was looking forward to getting down there and covering him. Hopefully, they’ll be back in ’09.

Indiana offers Reggie Bullock, ECU offers Bo Ingram

Wells Gulledge has confirmed that Indiana University coach Kelvin Sampson has offered Kinston sophomore guard/forward Reggie Bullock a scholarship to play basketball for the Hoosiers. Gulledge said IU offered today after watching Bullock play all over the country this summer.

Bullock, who is 6-5 and 175, came off the bench last year to help lead the Vikings to the 3A championship game. He is expected, along with Bo Ingram, to anchor Kinston this year.

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Ingram, a 6-3 1/2, 185-pound senior G/F, has been offered by East Carolina, according to Scout.com.

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AP poll, Sept. 25

AP prep football poll for North Carolina
RALEIGH — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of Sept. 25, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:
4A
                  W-L Pts LW
1. Char. Independence (15)        4-1       150      1
2. Richmond County 5-0  118      2
3. Wilmington Hoggard 4-0          112      3
4. West Charlotte 5-1 86  5
5. Matthews Butler 4-1 79           6
6. Garner     6-0 73    7
7. Scotland County 5-0 72            8
8. Greensboro Grimsley 5-0         48        9
9. Shelby Crest 4-1 32 4
10. Hope Mills South View          6-0       25        —
Others receiving votes: Wake Forest-Rolesville 22, Raleigh Leesville Road 3, Gastonia Ashbrook 2, Pembroke Swett 2, Fayetteville Byrd 1.
3A
                  W-L Pts LW
1. Western Alamance (12)          6-0       147      1
2. Rocky Mount (3) 6-0 138         2
3. Belmont South Point 5-0          94        4
T4. Asheville Roberson 5-0          88        5
T4. SouthWest Edgecombe          5-0       88        3
6. Anson County 5-1 51  7
7. Charlotte Catholic 4-2 49        6
8. West Rowan 5-0 38 10
9. North Gaston 4-1  36  8
10. Northeast Guilford 4-1           22        9
Others receiving votes: Kernersville Glenn 20, Hickory 14, Eastern Alamance 10, Kannapolis Brown 9, Greensboro Dudley 8, Wilson Hunt 7, Hertford County 6.
2A
                  W-L Pts LW
1. Reidsville (14) 5-0 149 1
2. Shelby (1) 4-1 125  2
3. Jacksonville Northside 5-0       113      4
4. South Columbus 5-0 96            6
5. Southern Vance 5-1 92 5
6. Mt. Pleasant 5-0 80 8
7. Southwest Onslow 4-1            68        7
8. Bunn       4-1 42    3
9. Burlington Cummings  3-3       14        10
10. Salisbury 5-1 10  —
Others receiving votes: Brevard 8, West Davidson 6, Pittsboro Northwood 6, Whiteville 5, North Lincoln 4, Lenoir Hibriten 2, Mitchell County 2, East Lincoln 2, Thomasville Ledford 1.
1A
              W-L-T Pts LW
1. Thomasville (12) 5-0-0            147      1
2. Warsaw Kenan (3) 6-0-0         138      2
3. Mt. Airy 5-0-0 114  3
4. Polk County 6-0-0 102 4
5. Plymouth 5-0-0 91   5
6. Siler City Jordan-Matthews      5-0-1    67        6
7. North Duplin 5-0-0 48  10
8. Wallace-Rose Hill 4-1-0           36        9
9. Ayden-Grifton 5-1-0 22            —
10. West Montgomery 4-1-0       19        7
Others receiving votes: East Bladen 11, Pender County 8, East Surry 7, Murphy 7, Salemburg Lakewood 4, Louisburg 2, Pamlico County 1, Cherryville 1.

Brandon Sutton to play on national television

Thanks to Catawba College for this info:

Former Greene Central High School standout Brandon Sutton will play on national television on Thursday night as 14th-ranked Catawba will host Mars Hill on a game televised nationally by CSTV and Fox South. Kickoff is set for 8:05 p.m.

Sutton plays on the defensive line with 10 tackles, including five for losses and two sacks. Catawba is off to a 4-0 start.

Pick these games, Week 7

Prep

Wilmington Hoggard at Kinston

Eastern Wayne at North Lenoir

South Lenoir at Swansboro

Northeast Academy at Parrott Academy

Jones Senior at Goldsboro Rosewood

College

East Carolina at Houston

West Virginia at South Florida

Louisville at N.C. State

Clemson at Georgia Tech

Alabama at Florida State

Professional

Tampa Bay at Carolina

Chicago at Detroit

Green Bay at Minnesota

Seattle at San Francisco

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants

Standings after Week 6

GWhitley and COliver had the great weeks, finishing 11-4 to jump up to fourth place and sixth place, respectively. The tough game of the week was Virginia’s upset over Ga. Tech, which only Wimpy57 got right.

                                  Overall (pct.)        This week

Eastern                        64-26 (.711)          9-6

JWade                          64-26 (.711)          9-6

Jagshouse                    63-27 (.700)           10-5

GWhitley                       62-28 (.689)           11-4

Heelsfan                       62-28 (.689)          10-5

Clay                              61-29 (.678)          10-5

COliver                          61-29 (.678)          11-4

Devil27                         60-30 (.667)           8-7

HANKS                         60-30 (.667)            8-7

DubG GC                       59-31 (.656)           10-5

Heelatious                     59-31 (.656)           10-5

Johnny Kennedy            59-31 (.656)           8-7

Deep Run Dynasty         58-32 (.644)           10-5 

Rocky                           58-32 (.644)            8-7

Greg Melvin                   56-19 (.747)             9-6

BlakeH                          56-34 (.622)           9-6

BW                               56-34 (.622)            9-6

Jackson                         55-35 (.611)            8-7

Will the Thrill                 54-36 (.600)            9-6

AdrianBrewer                53-37 (.589)           5-10

BlueDevil99                   51-39 (.567)            7-8

Twinfan                        51-39 (.567)            9-6

Wimpy57                     50-25 (.667)             10-5 (picked UVa over GaT)

ENCMetalhead                50-40 (.556)            7-8

Taplie Coile                     48-42 (.533)            7-8

The Kid                         47-43 (.522)            10-5

Jeff Howard                  46-29 (.613)            9-6

Packpride                      46-29 (.613)            9-6 

Rousehouse                   42-33 (.560)            —–

3sportstar                     41-19 (.683)            —–

RJarman                       39-26 (.600)            6-4

Natis9988                    38-22 (.633)            9-6

Bward                          35-25 (.583)           —–

DeepRunPirate              35-25 (.583)           9-6

Scott44544                   29-31 (.483)           —–

Wyseforkgirl                 26-19 (.578)            —–

Pig Farmer                     24-21 (.533)           9-6

Wimpy57                     19-11 (.633)            —–

Mr._NL1991                  17-13 (.567)             —–

KHSDefensivetackle         15-15 (.500)           —–

JGoodson                      9-6 (.600)            —–

Pirate2010                     9-6 (.600)           —–

S. Lovick                       9-6 (.600)            —–

Wildman                        7-8 (.467)           —–