9. Former Rocky Mount football standout Terrell Hudgins leads the nation in receptions per game and reception yards per game for Elon.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
2006--Quan Warley, RB, Thomasville
2005--Quan Warley, RB, Thomasville
2004--Joe Cox, QB, Charlotte Independence
2003--Andre Brown, RB, Greenville Rose
2002--Chris Leak, QB, Charlotte Independence
2001--T.A. McLendon, RB, Albemarle
2000--Chris Leak, QB, Charlotte Independence
1999--Manny Deshauteurs, RB, Brevard
1998--Nick Maddox, RB, Kannapolis Brown
1997--Nick Maddox, RB, Kannapolis Brown
1996--Montrell Coley, RB, Goldsboro
1995--Marcus Reaves, RB, Fayetteville Byrd
1994--Terence Stokes, RB, Bunn
1993--Ernest Tinnin, QB, Burlington Cummings
1992--(tie) Antoine Ikard, RB, Maiden; Maurice Mebane, WR, Burlington Cummings
1991--Milton Shaw, RB, North Edgecombe
1990--Donnie Davis, QB, Burlington Cummings
1989--Mike Thomas, QB-P, Richmond County
1988--Chuckie Burnette, QB, Burlington Cummings
1987--Anthony Barbour, RB, Garner
1986--Robert Siler, RB, Siler City Jordan-Matthews
1985--Alvin Baker, RB, Claremont Bunker Hill
1984--Todd Ellis, QB, Greensboro Page
1983--Darryl McGill, RB, Southern Durham
Friday, December 21, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A bus will leave at 4:30 p.m. from the Nash St. side of Rocky Mount High on Friday. The cost is $35, which includes the bus ride and a ticket to the game. Game time is at 7:30.
If you're interested in taking a more restful trip to the game, contact Rossie Tyler at 977-3085 or at 903-9565.
Monday, November 26, 2007
RMHS also allowed no passing yards for the second time this season. Fike had no passing yardage in their NEW 6 meeting with Gryphons. It's the 11th time Rocky Mount has held a team zero passing yards, but that's not the school record.
Wilson Hunt had -4 yards passing in their meeting in 1990. The Warriors were 1-for-10 through the air in the game as the Gryphons prevailed 24-10.
The next team record on the line for RMHS is for total yards in a season - also set by the 2006 squad at 5,509. The 2007 gang has 5,038 yards so far, so that record is also in sight!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
- 1. Rocky Mount needs 147 yards rushing to set a new school record for team rushing in a season. The current record is 3,998 yards set last season. The 4,600 total yards tallied by RMHS is the fifth most in school history. The record is 5,509 set also in 2006
- 2. Junior kicker Nick Hahula set a RMHS record in its game vs. South Granville. His 10 kicking points (7 PATs, FG) was the most ever by a RMHS player. He topped the previous mark of 9 set three times by Hahula (all in 2006), once by Scott Peacock (2005) and once by Barrett Bodiford (1998).
- Hahula's 44-yard field goal vs. South Granville was the longest recorded FG in school history - but that is still under research.
- Hahula is also the No. 2 scorer in school history. His 207 points trails only the 228 scored by Demetric Marshall. Hahula has 126 PATs, 15 field goals and six touchdowns.
- Hahula has almost every kicking record in the book. But a few have eluded him - like the most field goals in a season. One more this season will tie him for that record (7). He needs also needs eight more PATs for the single season record in that category.
- 3. The 121 points Rocky Mount's opponents have scored is the lowest a RMHS team has allowed since 1985 when it gave up 93 points. The fewest ever - 1963 - 51 points, and that team won the state 4-A title.
- 4. Rocky Mount is currently riding a 14-game home winning streak. Its last loss at home was a 30-10 win by Western Alamance in the 3-A East finals - the final game of the 2005 season.
- 5. Rocky Mount is currently tied for its longest winning streak ever - 13 games. It also won 13 straight games from game #10 in 1963 to game #11 in 1964 without a loss. But RMHS also didn't lose a game over another 13-game period from game 1 in 1962 to game 2 in 1963, but it was tied 6-6 in game #5 1962 by Fayetteville High (now called Terry Sanford).
- 6. Rocky Mount has never won 14 games in a season. A win Friday would give it 14 victories.
- 7. RM vs. Wayne County Series: Rocky Mount vs. Goldsboro: RM leads 19-17-1; Rocky Mount vs. Eastern Wayne: RM leads 14-3; Rocky Mount vs. Southern Wayne: RM leads 1-0
Sunday, November 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The North Carolina Wesleyan football team continued its impressive 2007 season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off top-seeded Washington & Jefferson by a 35-34 score in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs at Cameron Stadium.
Senior kicker Brian Vaughn's point-after in the first overtime proved the be gamewinner. The Blue & Gold have now won nine straight games to move to 9-2 on the season.
The Presidents (10-1) had a chance to win the game in the extra session, but a fake extra-point attempt rush by sophomore kicker Chuck Grabner was stopped by NCWC senior Jezreel Davis.
Washington & Jefferson, which was making its eighth NCAA playoff appearance in the past nine years, grabbed a 7-0 lead at the 5:14 mark of the first quarter after junior quarterback Bobby Swallow drilled a 24-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Tom McCafferty.
NC Wesleyan fought back to tie the game early in the second quarter when junior running back Bryan Haywood capped a nine-play, 57-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown rush.
Swallow and McCafferty connected on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds left in the first half, but Grabner’s extra-point attempt was blocked, making it a 13-7 W&J lead.
The Bishops assumed their first lead of the game, 14-13, just 12 seconds later when Haywood raced 87 yards down the NCWC sideline for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff.
The run was the longest kickoff return in program history and the first-ever for a TD.
Wesleyan took the 14-13 lead into intermission, but it was short-lived as Swallow found
McCafferty for their third touchdown (19 yards) on the first possession of the third quarter. Swallow’s two-point conversion pass to junior wideout David Ravida made it a 21-14 game.
The Blue & Gold wasted little time in tying the contest as senior quarterback Cedric Townsend lofted a 40-yard scoring pass to sophomore wide receiver Orlando Webb on a third-and-long play just over three minutes later.
The score remained tied at 21-21 until the 14:26 mark of the third quarter when W&J junior running back Kevin Mathews bolted nine yards through the middle of the NCWC defense for a 28-21 President lead.
The Bishops answered quickly once again as Haywood’s 35-yard kickoff return helped set up his own 3-yard touchdown rush with 11:25 remaining in the game.
The Presidents’ ensuing drive stalled at the NCWC 46-yard line, but junior Zack Zebrasky’s punt was fumbled at the 27-yard line and recovered by W&J freshman Craig Sedunov. W&J drove to the NCW 2-yard line, but had to settle for a 22-yard Grabner field-goal attempt, which was blocked by junior Davon Collins with 4:35 left to play.
Townsend marched the Bishops into W&J territory, setting up a Vaughn 29-yard field-goal attempt with seven seconds left. Vaughn’s kick, however, missed wide left, and the teams headed to overtime.
Wesleyan had the first possession in the extra period, and Townsend scored on the fourth play of the drive from three yards out. Vaughn’s extra-point (pictured above) put the Bishops in front 35-28.
Swallow fired his fourth touchdown pass of the game on the Presidents’ fourth play, hitting Ravida on a 3-yard strike. W&J’s fake extra-point rush attempt was stopped, and the Bishops earned their first-ever NCAA playoff victory.
Townsend completed 19-of-29 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 97 yards on 23 attempts. Sophomore running back Teron Bush added 85 yards on 13 carries, while Haywood added 21 yards on the ground. Bush led NCWC receivers with six receptions for 36 yards.
The Bishop defense was led by senior linebacker Justin Augustin’s 11 tackles and two pass breakups.
Swallow finished with 265 passing yards (25-of-39 attempts) and four scores to finish the season with 46 touchdown passes. Mathews gained 103 yards on 24 carries, while McCafferty closed his career with a nine-catch, 147-yard receiving day.
Senior cornerback Doug Melton led the Presidents’ defense with 13 tackles and three pass breakups.
The Bishops outgained W&J by a 474-360 margin, including 253 yards on the ground. NC Wesleyan converted 12-of-17 third-down situations.
Wesleyan, the bracket’s No. 8 seed, advances to next Saturday’s second round game at fourth-seeded Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Game time is slated for 12:00 CST.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The Presidents (10-0) completed the regular season undefeated for the ninth time in the 116-year history of the program. W&J is making its 19th appearance in the NCAA playoffs in the past 23 years and holds a 19-18 record in postseason play. Washington & Jefferson earned the Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s automatic bid after claiming its 22nd PAC title in history.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
- 2006 - RM won 54-0 - (NN only picked up three first downs in this one)
- 2005 - RM won 21-0 - (Kendrick Dean's fake handoff fooled NN on an 86-yd. KO)
- 2004 - RM won 40-0
- 2003 - RM won 21-14 - (Stephon Virgil's 90-yard punt return for a TD was big)
- 2002 - NN won 47-6 - (NN won this one going away - played at Nash Central)
- 2001 - NN won 48-13 - (RM led 13-0, but NN took over in the second period)
- 2000 - NN won 48-28 - (NN piles up 23 first downs en route to the victory)
- 1999 - NN won 21-20 - (NN racked up 455 total yds. in the win)
- 1998 - RM won 21-7 - (RM's Gary Cobb returned an INT for a TD)
- 1997 - RM won 28-12 - (Linwood Silver's 99-yd. KO return broke this one open)
- 1996 - RM won 39-12 - (RM's Roman Kelley tosses four TD passes)
- 1995 - RM won 14-12 - (RM recorded two safeties in this contest)
- 1994 - NN won 54-31 - (RM gave up a record 523 yards rushing to NN)
- 1993 - NN won 28-12
- 1992 - RM won 13-7 OT
- 1991 - NN won 21-19
- 1990 - RM won 35-7
- 1989 - NN won 20-18
- 1988 - NN won 21-6
- 1987 - NN won 13-10 OT
- 1986 - NN won 34-14 - (NN picked off six Tim Kilpatrick passes in this one)
- 1985 - NN won 14-12
- 1984 - RM won 20-7
- 1983 - RM won 21-14
- 1982 - NN won 21-13
- 1981 - NN won 21-16
- 1980 - RM won 21-18
- 1979 - RM won 21-14
- 1978 - RM won 22-0
- 1977 - RM won 23-6
- 1976 - NN won 20-6
- 1975 - NN won 18-6 - (Craig Smith led NN to a win - the coldest NN-RM game ever!)
- 1974 - RM won 21-7
- 1973 - RM won 28-16
- 1972 - RM won 21-6
- 1971 - NN won 14-8
- 1970 - RM won 21-12
- 1969 - RM won 20-0
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
With his 10 points scored in last week's big NEW 6 Conference win over Wilson Fike (a 2-yard touchdown, a PAT, a 32-yard field goal - the game-winner), he has scored 181 points in his varsity career, which moved him past Linwood Silver into the No. 3 spot on the career scoring list.
He needs nine more points to jump past current Virginia Tech player Stephon Virgil into the No. 2 position on the list.
Remember, he has another season to go, so he may blow away the current record - held by the school's all-time leading rusher, Demetric Marshall.
1.228 pts., Demetric Marshall (38 TDs rushing), 2005-06
2. 188 pts., Stephan Virgil (14 TDs rushing, 10 TDs receiving, 2 TDs Int. returns, 3 TDs KO returns,2 TDs punt returns), 2001-04
3. 181 pts., Nick Hahula (109 PATs, 14 FGs, 5 TDs rushing), 2005-07-G10
4. 180 pts., Linwood Silver (26 TDs rushing, 2 TDs receiving, 2 TDs punt returns), 1995-97
Saturday, October 27, 2007
He was born in the wee hours Friday morning weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Mother and son are doing well.
Chad, along with their first-born Hunter, will no doubt be molding these boys into fine offensive linemen one day - just like their dad use to be!
Sophomore back Marquavis Alston led all rushers with 120 yards on 21 carries.
For the first time in 55 years of Rocky Mount football, it has recorded four straight seasons of 10 victories or more.For the record, Gryphon teams have now gotten a share or won outright four conference titles this fall.
Photo/Wilson Daily Times' Scott Jones
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Vs. Wilson Hunt: RM leads 15-10 (RM has won last six meetings)
Vs. Northern Vance: RM leads 3-1
Vs. J.H. Rose: RM tied 22-22
Vs. Hertford County: RM leads 4-0
Vs. Southern Wayne: RM leads 1-0
Vs. SW Edgecombe: RM leads 9-1
Vs. Southern Nash: RM leads 15-4
Vs. Nash Central: RM leads 5-0
Vs. Wilson Fike: RM leads 28-23-2 (RM has won last five meetings)
Vs. Northern Nash: RM leads 21-17 (RM has won last four meetings. Neither team has ever won more than four games in-a-row in the series)
That Monday evening, the Battling Bishops men's basketball team took on East Carolina University at Minges Coliseum and came away with a shocking 70-69 victory .... a little Div. III school knocking off a Div. I institution.
Former Northern Nash star forward Marvin Macklin put the Bishops on his back and guided them to the most unlikeliest of victories.
I was there, as were about 60-70 other Wesleyan fans who trekked over to Greenville in hopes of seeing an upset - and we got it. As a Wesleyan alum, I can't remember anything, at the time, being more joyous. We were beside ourselves!
The look on Don Scalf's face, the man who started the men's hoop program at NCWC, was priceless. One for the ages, most Wesleyan fans would say. That team, coached by Bill Chambers, went on to post a 20-6 record.
Well, NCWC has found itself on East Carolina's schedule once again.
The two programs will hook up for the first time since 1991 on Tues., Nov. 20 at a now-bigger Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The Pirates lead their series 3-1.
I'm ready for another upset!
Already, RMHS' girls volleyball team, boys soccer team and girls tennis team have won their respective NEW 6 Conference titles.
The varsity football team, under B.W. Holt, is well on its way to a second league title in three years. The boys cross country team finished second in the league at last week's conference championship, while the girls cross country team placed fourth.
Though JV sports don't count in the Cup standings, how about a shout-out for the RMHS JV football team, coached by Chris Lee and Kent Cox. The Baby Gryphs are 8-0 on the season and have won an amazing 19 straight games - dating back to Wilson Fike game in 2005.
RMHS' volleyball team has made the third round of the state playoffs which will give the school statewide Wachovia Cup points. The boys soccer team will start its state playoff run next week.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
1. Charlotte Independence (7-1) beat Charlotte Providence 43-7.
2. Richmond County (8-0) beat Fayetteville Byrd 45-12.
3. Wilmington Hoggard (7-0) beat Wilmington Ashley 41-21.
4. Garner (8-0) did not play.
T5. Scotland County (8-0) beat Fayetteville Seventy-First 27-3.
T5. West Charlotte (7-1) did not play.
7. Matthews Butler (6-2) lost to East Mecklenburg 22-21.
8. Greensboro Grimsley (7-1) lost to Greensboro Page 24-23.
9. Hope Mills South View (9-0) beat Fayetteville Pine Forest 33-0.
10. Wake Forest-Rolesville (8-0) beat Raleigh Wakefield 17-0.
1. Western Alamance (9-0) beat Yanceyville Yancey 42-12.
2. Rocky Mount (8-0) beat Southern Nash 37-7.
3. Belmont South Point (8-0) beat Gastonia Forestview 35-16.
4. SouthWest Edgecombe (5-2) lost to Nash Central 35-32.
5. Anson County (7-2) lost to Concord 38-27.
6. Kernersville Glenn (7-1) lost to Winston-Salem Carver 17-7.
T7. North Gaston (7-1) beat Shelby Crest 30-10.
T7 Charlotte Catholic (7-2) beat Charlotte Garinger 35-0.
T9. Hickory (7-0) did not play.
T9 Asheville Roberson (7-1) beat Enka 36-7.
1. Reidsville (8-0) beat Eastern Guilford 67-10.
2. Shelby (7-1) beat Kings Mountain 41-14.
3. Jacksonville Northside (8-0) beat East Duplin 34-28.
4. South Columbus (8-0) beat Pender County 42-14.
5. Mt. Pleasant (8-0) beat North Stanly 42-8.
6. Southern Vance (7-1) beat Roanoke Rapids 43-15.
7. Southwest Onslow (7-1) beat South Lenoir 27-7.
8. West Davidson (7-1) beat Thomasville Ledford 21-14.
9. Pittsboro Northwood (7-1) beat Burlington Cummings 42-28.
10. Burlington Cummings (4-4) lost to Pittsboro Northwood 42-28.
1. Thomasville (8-0) beat Siler City Jordan-Matthews 29-22.
2. Warsaw Kenan (8-0) beat Dunn Midway 37-14.
3. Mt. Airy (8-0) beat Kernersville McGuinness 38-0.
4. Plymouth (8-0) beat Williamston 52-13.
5. North Duplin (7-0) beat Princeton 33-13.
6. Ayden-Grifton (7-1) beat Seven Springs Spring Creek 64-7.
7. Siler City Jordan-Matthews (5-2-1) lost to Thomasville 29-22.
8. Polk County (8-1) beat Avery County 26-6.
9. Wallace-Rose Hill (6-2) beat Salemburg Lakewood 14-7.
10. West Montgomery (6-2) beat North Moore 56-0
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Thanks to WNCT-TV9's and Touchdown Friday's Brian Bailey, here are highlights from Monday night's NEW 6 Conference football battle between the Cougars and the Gryphons - played before almost 5,000 fans at the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex.
The Gryphons, thanks to a key defensive play by Brian Goodwin and Jacobi Jenkins in the final two minutes, prevailed 15-12.
Rocky Mount now leads the series between the two schools 9-1 with RMHS holding a 6-0 edge at home.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
FYI, here is the all-time football series between SouthWest Edgecombe and Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount leads the series 8-1, and is 5-0 at home vs. SWE. The two teams will play in their NEW 6 Conference opener at the RMAC Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Ironically, in their previous NEW 6 regular season meetings, the two have not played on a Friday night. Both contests were played the following Monday after the scheduled games were postponed due to inclement weather.
Their lone recent Friday hookup was in the 2006 playoffs when all fans had to worry about was cold weather. The Gryphons advanced to the third round after a 21-7 victory over the Cougars:
ROCKY MOUNT vs. SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE
1987: Rocky Mount 21, SW Edgecombe 18
1988: Rocky Mount 28, SW Edgecombe 0 (First-ever game played at the RMAC)
1989: Rocky Mount 40, SW Edgecombe 7
1990: Rocky Mount 15, SW Edgecombe 12
1991: Rocky Mount 24, SW Edgecombe 21
1992: Rocky Mount 12, SW Edgecombe 8
2005: Rocky Mount 24, SW Edgecombe 7
2005: Rocky Mount 21, SW Edgecombe 7 (3-A playoffs, 2nd round)
2006: SW Edgecombe 21, Rocky Mount 16
head football coach B.W. Holt in Monday's sports section with a beautiful pictorial page commemorating his 300th career coaching victory - a 49-7 win over Southern Wayne on Sept. 28.
To check it out, click here!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Belmont South Point, a 31-0 winner over East Gaston Friday, leap-frogged the Cougars and left them in a tie for No. 4 with Asheville's T.C. Roberson.
Here is the complete 3-A poll:
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. SW 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.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
(To enlarge your view of each picture, just click on it!)
The former Gryphon quarterback caught a school-record 16 passes for a career- best 218 yards and four touchdowns. With true freshman Scott Riddle (Eastern Randolph) delivering him the ball, Hudgins caught a 32-yard score in the first period, a 24-yard scoring strike in the second, a 15-yard TD as time ran out in the third and a 29-yarder for a score with about nine minutes left in the game.
Riddle was 33-of-39 for 368 yards. The Phoenix is now 2-1 in the season with Appalachian State coming to town this Saturday.
Already this season - in just three games, Hudgins has 38 receptions for 453 yards and six touchdowns.
When the NCAA stats were released Monday, Hudgins leads the Southern Conference and the nation in both receiving yards (151.0 per game) and receptions (12.7 per game). He was also named Monday as the Southern Conference Player of the Week and the Sports Network National Player of the Week.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
- RMHS senior Emmanuel Davis
Rocky Mount junior Brian Goodwin took the opening kickoff in the Hertford County game Friday 85 yards for a score.
The question is, who was the last Gryphon to perform that feat (a kickoff return for a score) and who was it against?
I'll give you a hint ... it was in 2005 and it was an 86-yard kickoff return for a score. (Use some internet resources because the answer can be found online!)
I'll give you until Thursday evening to guess. Just register your guess under the comment section of the blog below!
DAVIS PLAYS REALLY BIG: How big was the play of senior linebacker Emmanuel Davis in the game the Bears?
Can you spell H-U-G-E?
He recorded a career-high 21 tackles. He now leads the Gryphons in total tackles with 50. He also leads the squad in pass deflections (two).
Junior Chris Pittman is second with 37, followed by senior Ezra Hudgins with 31. Junior Nick Harrison leads the team in sacks with five, junior Zack Williams is tops in interceptions with two and junior Torey Lee is the fumble recovery leader with two.
LANE GETS IN: Senior kicker John Lane finally got some playing time in the Hertford County game.
The lanky former homeschooler got to launch Rocky Mount's only punt of the night and it went 38 yards with no return.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Should the Gryphons (5-0, ranked No. 2 in the AP 3-A poll) pull off the victory over the 2-3 Saints, Holt (299-109-2) would become just the sixth N.C. high school football coach to join the 300-win club.
The milestone is considered the benchmark among high school football coaches across the country.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Mother and son came home on Sunday and are doing fine.
Monday, September 10, 2007
When senior Darius Hagans fell on Nick Hahula's fumble in the end zone for the Gryphons' first touchdown, Rocky Mount scored in its 78 straight game - beating the 77-game streak it set from a 14-0 blanking to Northeastern in 1991 to a 24-0 shutout to Wilson Hunt in 1999.
The Gryphons have not been shutout since the 2001 season-opener - a 24-0 loss to Hunt. By the way, RMHS, during that streak, has scored in double figures in its last 58 games.
With time running out in the first half Friday, he and the rest of the field goal unit hustled onto the field as he managed to get his 27-yarder through the uprights as the clock expired.
RMHS head coach B.W. Holt, who picked up career win No. 298 in the process, also moved up one more spot on RMHS' football coaches all-time victory list. One more win will tie him with 60's coaching marvel Chris Carpenter - who led Rocky Mount to state titles in 1962 and 1963. Holt has won 47 games in his four-plus seasons as the Gryphons' coach.
Walt Wiggins is the school's all-time winningest coach with 105 victories.
Longest Team Scoring Streak –
77 games, (1991, 14-0 loss vs. Northeastern; to 1999, 24-0 loss vs. Hunt)
Most Field Goals made (Career) –
11 (11/21), Nick Hahula, 2005-07-G4
10 (10/24), Barrett Bodiford, 1995-97
Most RMHS Varsity Coaching Victories –
105, Walt Wiggins, 1970-82, 1993 – 14 seasons (105-46-2, .691)
63, George Kelley, 1983-92 – 10 seasons (63-41, .606)
48, Chris Carpenter, 1959-64 – 6 seasons (48-14-2, .762)
47, B.W. Holt, 2003-07-(G4) - 5th season (47-10, .825)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
J.H. Rose 0 0 7 0 7
Rocky Mount 7 3 0 7 17
First downs 7 13
Rushes-yards 27-61 43-206
Passing 71 38
Comp-Att-Int 7-16-0 4-8-0
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Penalties-Yards 3-35 5-25
Total Plays-Yds 41-132 51-244
RM – Hagans 1 run (Hahula kick), 8:27 (7 plays, 50 yds.)
RM – FG 27 Hahula, :00.0 (3-38)
JHR – Muldrow 2 run (Harvey kick), 7:00 (2-10)
RM – Alston 62 run (Hahula kick), 6:15 (3-67)
Rushing – JH Rose: L. Muldrow 11-34 (TD); K. White 12-17; T. Turnage 3-11; M. Joyner 1-0; T. Merritt 2-(-2). RM: Marquavis Alston 12-100 (TD) ; Nick Hahula 11-46; Jacobi Jenkins 2-32; Derek Hagans 9-20 (TD); Hiawatha Bunn 9-8.
Passing – JH Rose: Merritt 4-10-0 56; White 3-6-0 15. RM: Bunn 4-8-0 38.
Receiving – JH Rose: Muldrow 3-44; Waller 2-13; Hobbs 1-10; Staton 1-4. RM: Jacobi Jenkins 2-41; Wilkins 1-10; Hagans 1-(-13).
#32 – Emmanuel Davis – 11
#41 – Chris Pittman – 8
#56 – Ezra Hudgins – 8
#55 – John Wells – 5
#61 – Jermaine Fields – 4
#8 – Jacobi Jenkins – 4
#24 – Brian Goodwin – 4
#23 – Atarius Farmer – 3
#34 – Matthew Coburn – 3
#90 – Nick Harrison – 2
#42 – Dedrick Silver – 2
#53 – Brandon Dennis – 2
#52 – Aaron Barnes – 2
#44 – Nick Hahula – 1
#4 – Hiawatha Bunn – 1
#90 – Nick Harrison – 1
#55 – John Wells – 1
#41 – Chris Pittman – 1
#61 – Jermaine Fields – 1
#61 – Jermaine Fields –1
#90 – Nick Harrison – 1
#56 – Ezra Hudgins –1
#42 – Dedrick Silver –1
Blocked Kicks (Punt/FG)
Special Teams Touchdowns:
2-2– #44 Nick Hahula
1-1 – #44 Nick Hahula (27 yds.)
1-4 – #44 Nick Hahula
5 – #11 Chris Berry (144 yds., 28.8 avg.)
Thursday, September 6, 2007
The Gryphons, who will host J.H. Rose (ranked No. 3 - 4-A AP, NCPreps.com polls) Friday evening, are ranked third in the first Associated Press 3-A football poll of the season and ninth in the NCPreps.com 3-A Baker's Dozen.With Independence High losing last weekend, Rose and Thomasville now share the title of being the high school teams with the longest winning streak at 39 games.
Rocky Mount was the last team to hand the Rampants a loss, ironically. On Oct. 8, 2004 in Greenville, RMHS quarterback Terrell Hudgins led the Gryphons to a 42-33 victory over Rose.
Hudgins played perhaps the best game of his career as he ran for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and he passed for 215 yards and threw a 74-yard scoring pass to Wayne Noble.
Rose leads the series between the two Eastern football powers 22-21. Rocky Mount dominated the series in the 70s and 80s, but since 1990, the Rampants have only loss three times to the Gryphons (1990, 1998, 2004).
Could we see a repeat of 2004 Friday night? We could - and it could be another shootout!
2. Charlotte Catholic (2) 2-1 80
3. Rocky Mount 3-0 79
4. Kannapolis Brown 3-0 78
5. North Gaston (1) 2-0 60
6. Hertford County 3-0 48
7. Monroe Sun Valley 3-0 45
8. SouthWest Edgecombe 2-0 41
9. Northeast Guilford 2-0 40
10. Belmont South Point 2-0 38
3. Greenville Rose (1) 2-0 103
4. Richmond County 2-0 73
5. Wilmington Hoggard 2-0 70
6. Shelby Crest 2-0 50
7. West Charlotte 3-0 49
8. Garner 3-0 40
9. Scotland County 2-0 39
10. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor 3-0 25
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
According to reports from his father Rossie and the local newspaper covering West Hills, The Coalinga Record, Tyler, who listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, will be under center when the Falcons hit the field for their season opener Saturday at home against Foothills C.C.
Sadly, Tyler's former teammates who went with him to the California school, C.J. Ford and Demetric Marshall, have left the program. Ford is reportedly headed to St. Augustine's in Raleigh while Marshall's destination is not known.
To read the article on Tyler and West Hills' scrimmage, click here!