Wednesday, October 15, 2008

AP 3-A Football Poll - Oct. 14

The Gryphons are the No. 2-ranked team in the state in AP's 3-A poll ... again. Since word of the NCHSAA forfeit came down, RMHS has been in the No. 2 spot ever since.

Class 3-A

1. Greensboro Dudley (11) (7-0) 155 1
2. Rocky Mount (5) (6-1) 145 2
3. Eastern Alamance (7-0) 114 3
4. Belmont South Point (7-1) 95 4
5. Jamestown Ragsdale (8-0) 90 5
6. West Craven (7-0) 81 6
7. Waynesville Tuscola (7-0) 72 7
8. Winston-Salem Carver (6-1) 51 8
9. Harnett Central (6-1) 24 9
10. West Rowan (6-1) 23 10

Others receiving votes: SouthWest Edgecombe 8, Wilson Beddingfield 7, Oxford Webb 5, Asheville 4, Monroe Sun Valley 2, Western Alamance 1, Newton Foard 1, Gastonia Forestview 1, Kinston 1.

A Redskins jinx!

My old friend and former RM Telegram sports editor Cliff Barnes and I attended Sunday's Washington Redskins-St. Louis Rams football game at FedEx Field.

I can promptly say that I jinxed my 'Skins - again!

Washington came into the game with no turnovers on offense. I come to see them and they fumble all over the place. And for the second straight time in my presence, they lost (19-17)! A Monday Night game a few seasons ago with the Tennessee Titans was a solid bore and also a loss!

It was nice being among the 92,000 Redskins fans that packed the place that day, but I could be a better fan watching them at home. Certainly, a less poorer one.

After all, they didn't need my $110 for the ticket, the $40 for parking or the $5 I paid for a 20 oz. bottle of water I got late in the game - just minutes before a Rams field goal sent us all home mad!

More shots of the RING!

Even though I posted a nice picture of the Gryphon baseball team's state championship ring (with Grant Johnson's fingers), I hope to post three later in the week so fans can see all three sides of the ring - the top, left and right sides.

Rain could damper RMHS-SW Edgecombe matchup .. again

Could we have some Monday Night Football for a fourth straight year?

The weather forecast for Friday is showing showers - no idea if they will come early or late in the day. Should this battle get washed out (SWE holds the game cancelling cards this season), it would be the fourth straight season Rocky Mount and SouthWest Edgecombe will have faced each other on a Monday evening.

I would be nice for the pattern to end - since this is the last NEW 6 contest the two teams will play.

Let's hope we can play in dry conditions and on a dry, cut field, on a Friday - so no one can complain about the outcome.