Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gryphons to scrimmage in Wake Forest-Rolesville event

Rocky Mount head football coach Dickie Schock (right, foreground) talks over practice plans with assistants (l-r) Curtis Rushing, Jason Battle and Gerald Costen last Saturday morning at the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex. (Photo/David Hahula)

Rocky Mount will play in just one football scrimmage this preseason. The Gryphons will be headed to Wake Forest to play in the Mellow Mushroom Pigskin Classic at Wake Forest-Rolesville High's newly remodeled Trintini Stadium on Friday, Aug. 12.

The eight-team event will have Rocky Mount facing Leesville Road in an one-hour session beginning at 7 p.m.

The Gryphons' only other preseason matchup with another team will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10  when they travel up I-95 to practice against Roanoke Rapids. Practice will begin at 6 p.m.

Rocky Mount opens the regular season on Friday, Aug. 19 at Bunn High School - their first-ever meeting.

Mellow Mushroom Pigskin Classic
Trintini Stadium, Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Friday, Aug. 12 

5 p.m. - Bunn vs. Oxford Webb
6 p.m. - Heritage vs. East Wake
7 p.m. - Leesville Road vs. Rocky Mount
8 p.m. - Wake Forest-Rolesville vs. Panther Creek

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