Tuesday, October 2, 2007

SW Edgecombe vs. Rocky Mount - The Series

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:


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

Tyler leads West Hills to its second win

COALINGA, Calif. - Former Rocky Mount Gryphon quarterback Jason Tyler had perhaps his best overall performance of the season as the freshman threw for three touchdowns and ran in two more in helping West Hills Community College defeat non-conference opponent Modesto Junior College 45-28 last Saturday afternoon.

Tyler, who started for the Gryphons for two seasons, completed 25 of 40 passes for 392 yards and four scores. He ran in two more - both 1-yard touchdowns. He had 19 yards on seven carries.

His touchdown tosses covered 57, 18 and 29 yards for the now 2-3 Falcons. West Hills piled up 491 total yards.
"This team has improved each and every week," said Tyler to the Coalinga Record, the weekly newspaper that covers West Hills. "We knew we were supposed to beat Modesto. The important thing is that we improve also. We have two weeks to prepare for Fresno City. To our team that translates into two more weeks of developing into a championship team."

Rocky Mount Telegram features Holt

The Rocky Mount Telegram sports department honored Rocky Mount
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!