"Since 2012" does not include the year 2012, which is where I drew the line in looking back thru Dudley's schedules. I think Northern Guilford was very legit during those years, as were some other teams.Northern Guilford won it all in 2012 and play Dudley in regular season. Hillside had 9-3 record in 2013. Believe me I did read your post. I know Dudley play real good teams in playoff but they also did play solid teams in regular season too. Now they did not play great teams last year in regular season and didn't even play N. Guilford which won state in 3AA. It is funny to me that you said Richmond's caliber since 2012....Richmond didn't even reach State final......N. Guilford DID. I bet you even money that Northern Guilford will run Richmond off in 2012. By the way Hillside did very well last year and lost to NEW BERN in playoff by six points. NB won the state final last year.
In 2013, Richmond lost to NW Guilford badly in playoff and NW Guilford would not beat Dudley in same year for sure . I think you put Richmond on a pedestal that is a bit too high. Last time Richmond has been a factor was back in 2008. I understand that Dudley haven't play high caliber teams past couple years since Northern Guilford went off the schedule. Dudley have play Hillside for a good while. This game last night will pay dividends for both team I suspect.
I'm not a Richmond fan by no means, but they have a bye week coming let them enjoy their win over Dudley, why would dudley do much better, Richmond is converting to a passing team it would seem the weather would favor dudley's style of play?Great win on Richmond part and MOVE ON..... It is a long season and Richmond will get better but you guys will still see Clt teams take care of business. There is no way to know about Dudley and Richmond rematch since they are not in same classification. If they meet again, Dudley will do much better and the weather does come in play. (of course rain affect BOTH TEAMS)
It will help Richmond to prepare for Scotland County and it also help Dudley to prepare for Page game. Now I remember one of the posters said that Dudley haven't play Richmond caliber in past few years. YOU ARE WRONG. Dudley won it all two years ago and ran over Scotland in State final. Dudley also play Hillside for few years past five years running. Dudley also played Northern Guilford past few years and N. Guilford won it all several times. In fact. Dudley played two state championship teams in 2011.
Richmond has not been a factor in State final since 2008 which is a good way back. As long Charlotte produce great teams ....it will be a VERY long time before Richmond winning State final. Once in a blue moon, somebody will win like Page and New Bern since 2001. Dudley will be fine and they don't have long face .....they will move on and get better for Page and the playoff. Dudley has seen better teams in the past. MOVE ON!
I was thinking that Richmond's #1 asset is their tremendous overall team speed, and that the rain wiped out a bunch of that advantage. If they played on a dry track somewhere, then Richmond's speed would really get a chance to show off....Richmond is converting to a passing team it would seem the weather would favor dudley's style of play?
Agreed, that why i'm not sure a rematch would be better for Dudley, My Scots lost to Dudley in the finals and its not because they Ran all over us as Mactazheels says our speed and passing game was hurt due to weather, and before i'm attacked by posters Dudley had alot to do with it also very good team that year....I was thinking that Richmond's #1 asset is their tremendous overall team speed, and that the rain wiped out a bunch of that advantage. If they played on a dry track somewhere, then Richmond's speed would really get a chance to show off.