Congratulations to the Reidsville Rams Players and Coaching Staff. Coach Teague really had his players and staff mentally and physically prepared for this game. As a former player of Northeastern this is a had pill to swallow. In my honest opinion I think Athlete wise Reidsville and Northeastern are the best teams in the 2A Classification. What set these two teams apart is tradition, culture, and coaching. Coach Moore has done an amazing job of turning the program around at Northeastern. I played under Coach Eric McDaniels and during that time the Northeastern program wasn’t the top program in the state year-end and year out. Yeah, we had some great athletes to come through but we wasn’t a powerhouse or anything during that time. Coach Moore has put Northeastern on the map and has changed the culture of that program and the whole Elizabeth City community. Coach Moore has been to 3 State Titles in his 16 seasons at Northeastern 0-3 I believe that 2018 Team was the best opportunity for Northeastern to win it all. Northeastern will be losing 18 seniors after last night game. Juniors Freshwater, Jones, and Fletcher will be the standouts that will be coming back for Northeastern. With the enrollment dropping every year for Northeastern I foresee Northeastern having a down year maybe even rebuilding it’s program. Has Coach Moore time at Northeastern come to an end? I don’t want no one to think I want this man fired or anything like that because I don’t but maybe from a coaching position it’s time for Coach Moore to grow and lead another program. If he stays, I do think he needs to change up his coaching staff and bring in some new people with new fresh ideas and schemes to the program. Playing in Northeastern NC you can be one dimensional against Currituck, First Flight, Pasquotank, Edenton, and Hertford County because you can just beat people just off Athletic talent alone. But when you play a team like Reidsville with the same amount of talent now you must take it to the X’S and O’S and knowing about match ups and schemes and I think that’s what has hurt Northeastern for the past 3 years against Reidsville. Big time players make Big time plays and I believe that applies to coaching as well. I would like to see some young minded experienced coaches possibly from out of town with no ties to the program or the area come in with fresh ideas and schemes. I think once that happens, and you put the type of Athletes Northeastern has every year I truly believe that Northeastern can start winning some state titles. I love the Green and Gold and I take pride in Northeastern I just hope we can over come this hurdle of not being able to win in big time games and situations. Once we can do that then we will finally be able to bring a State championship to Elizabeth City.