North Stanly didn't have a passing game. All of their success passing during the season was because of their running backs and play action. Tarboro shut their running game down and forced them into a passing game. They were 5 for 11 for 15 yards and 2 ints. If you look back at my posts I called this from the start. I saw the NS qb throw a pick against a terrible AHS team. Everyone says that NS QB has an offer from Catawba....lol. Not sure what kind of offer but he isn't a D2 qb. He is just another NS RECRUIT trying to get a piece of a winning program. SAD.Their pass defense is the best its been in a long time. North Stanly can attest to that
Have you seen them play? I don't think you have. They have played in 7 of 11 State Championships the last 11 years. Last year was their first at the 1AA level. Do the math.Deadpool your smoking crack if you think tarboro is beating 4AA OR 4A best team.lets be realistic here.don't think tarboro would even beat Shelby in 2a.
Yeah people forget we went to 5 straight 2A championships from 08-12 so it’s always funny when people make it seem like we couldn’t compete in 2A. I could also make a strong case that the teams from last year and this year are better than any of those teams.Have you seen them play? I don't think you have. They have played in 7 of 11 State Championships the last 11 years. Last year was their first at the 1AA level. Do the math.
Tarboro has taken their share of butt-whoopings. In 2008 Newton Conover beat us pretty good in the State Championship game.Who knows maybe East or MA. Will put together a team like 2008 Bears ,then we could see how Tarboro takes an ass beating! That team was loaded!
GDawg,In the next re alignment— if Reidsville and Wallace come down along with Tarboro it’s gonna raise the bar in 1a football very high!! For the perineal 1a powers they are gonna have to really step up there games. We’ve seen a the smc teams step up to the plate with smash mouth football and compete up a level here and there, but if you ain’t got depth at positions then you will get left behind. It happened to my Bears in the title game last year when they got wore down in the 4th and it showed bad this year when they were down just 2 players and got the brakes beat off of them by east Surry and east Surry was similarly talented at all positions as the bears. so if two players are affecting your team to the extent that It affected the Bears then it tells me you aren’t deep enuff to compete at the level that 1a football is evolving to. In a tradition laden school like mt airy and only fielding 30 to 32 players it isn’t gonna cut it against tarboro who’s bringing a quality 60 to 65 players on Friday nights. Last year it look like a David vs Goliath type scenario out of the locker room. Take for granted the bears were as well coached, prepared and fundamentally sound as a team could be , but you can’t expect 11 kids to play 4 quarters against a team that platoons players in and out all game with the fresh kid being as good as the kid that’s walking off. That’s to much and to physical. As a coach, those hallways are gonna have to be buzzing, gonna have to be hustling the off season to turn kids out . The days of 30 -32 players and players playing both ways are over. It’s a hard lesson , but a lesson learned. If you want to play for more than the third round then it’s got to happen.
I was a freshman in high school that year and to this day Newton Conover is probably the best high school team I’ve seen.Lol yeah we felt the wrath of that 2008 Red Devil team.
Tarboro can compete with anyone. I don’t know if they could beat teams like Wake Forest, Charlotte Catholic, Mallard Creek, East Forsyth, Vance, Hough but they would be competitive.
If “if” was a 5th of liquor you’d be drunk.If Mt Airy woulda had about 6 or 7 of these east players combined with them last year MA would be defending 1aa champs .MA wore down last year ,think honestly it may be East downfall ,hard to play both sides of ball against fresh bodies!