Well conference play starts Friday. Above was my predictions before he season started. I think WB has a good chance to jump Laney and AHS has a chance to jump SB.1) Hoggard- Their def will carry them them until their O line gels. They have a solid non conference scd so they should be battle tested for conf play. Their def could be very good this year. Y. Andrews may be POY at LB and Mackenzie Frazier is a future star.
2) NH- They will good players on offense and should put up points. What offense will they run? Word is they will continue to open things up. Their def will be their big question mark.
3) Laney- They have the conf best running back and Laney will not be scared to use him. Laney didn't have a lot of talented skill players last year and that will continue this season. Laney will have some skilled poss players coming up the next 2-3 year, if they stay.
4) WB- They will have a new coach but they always have good size and skill.
5)- SB- They made huge improvements last year and I see that continuing.
6)- Ashley- Turner will turn things around and this team will be better.
7)- Topsail- They lost a lot of talent off a team I felt underachieved.
Topsail is short on athletes and their best athletes are freshman and sophomores. They have a good O-line, a good mix of RB's and a sophomore QB who is smart. Montano the freshman RB is going to be a good one once he gains some strength. They are avg 320 yards on offense and but also 100 yards a game in penalties. They could definitely be a playoff surprise if they get there and have worked out the penalties. I'm interested to see how this conference schedule plays out because I think there will be surprises all around.hoterhand, do you still think Topsail will surprise some people? Anotehr tough loss Friday night
"Ride the Train"? What does gathering and passing on info have to do with riding the train? Port don't cross that line with me because you will not be hard to find. Waiting for your reply.......Topsail has beat two 1A schools and a 2A school. None of which are football schools. They get hammered by 2A Croatan and 3A Jacksonvile. You can ride the topsail train if you want too. I will pass.
Don't cross what line? You have been saying Topsail is your sleeper team and they will surprise the conf, then you post their stats. Those stats don't impress me. As far as finding me, you're right, I'm not,hard to find."Ride the Train"? What does gathering and passing on info have to do with riding the train? Port don't cross that line with me because you will not be hard to find. Waiting for your reply.......
WB can't even beat lowly unassuming Topsail who will not surprise anyone by the way! Laney is the only conference competition left for the wildcats.They are sure in the drivers seat. The only team I see giving them a game would be WB. They usually play NH well. WB will have an uphill battle but they will have the athletes in the secondary to match up better than Haggard did
Big win for Topsail. I don't see Laney giving NH a game. Laney is too one dimensional. Let's see if Topsail has a let down against AHS.WB can't even beat lowly unassuming Topsail who will not surprise anyone by the way! Laney is the only conference competition left for the wildcats.
I wouldn't see a loss to Ashley as a letdown. NH and Hoggard, and I say this very lightly, are the conference heavyweights with Laney a step behind and every other school in the mix for 4th place. Records mean nothing once the conference schedule starts up. And the Eagles should be fired up since it's their homecoming. And to say Laney is one dimensional is inaccurate, they will show you that if needed.Big win for Topsail. I don't see Laney giving NH a game. Laney is too one dimensional. Let's see if Topsail has a let down against AHS.
I don't know why Laney would play that game on that field. They have ruined the field now and it will be crappy the rest of the season. NH would really have to drop the ball to lose a game now. With WB losing to Topsail who then got hammered by AHS, I just don't see any problems. NH should try to put teams away early and stay healthy.Went to the NH-Laney game.
It was a game just to get over without getting anyone hurt. Field was a mess. Looked like a 4x4 foot crater at midfield that any pig would have loved. Players had trouble running on the edge without losing footing. Hard to tell where the sideline was.
But it was a win and move on to West Brunswick Friday at Legion.
As far as seeding, nice to talk about a #1 seed but lots would have to happen including winning out and Scotland going West.
Good to see Keegan Santos back for NH. Starting RB first game of the season and hurt his shoulder in the game. Cleared to play against Hoggard but held him out till tonite. He had a couple of long runs tonite. Always good to have a power back down the stretch.
They complain about everything.WHat a awful conference this year. They neED to get the 3A teams out of the conference and get new bern, Greenville and dh Connley . That would be a stron g conference, but I heard Rosr complained about the travel time when hey were in mid eastern conference a coiple years ago
WHat a awful conference this year. They neED to get the 3A teams out of the conference and get new bern, Greenville and dh Connley . That would be a stron g conference, but I heard Rosr complained about the travel time when hey were in mid eastern conference a coiple years ago[/QUO I THINK WE PLAY IN THE TWO WEAKEST CONFERECES IN THE STATE. .