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  • Mraau95 Jun 28, 9:48 p.m.
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    @db I feel u if it ain't nobody over 250 on the field I typically don't pay it too much mind, heard a few guys gonna be going both ways again this season on the line so hopefully they are in shape and healthy

  • dbcity2004 Jun 28, 8:26 p.m.
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    Yes but again I'm not going to put too much stock into it because the pads haven't come out yet plus the big boys are not out there. Southern lost sooo many skill guys as well so although they looked good in 7 on 7 I'm not putting to much stock into it until hitting starts.

  • Mraau95 Jun 28, 3:00 p.m.
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    So the skill guys looked good?

  • dbcity2004 Jun 28, 11:47 a.m.
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    To me it's
    a toss up. Natural throwing talent the freshman clearly is better but CJ makes better decisions throwing the ball. Plus his size he will be able to take hits much better than the Freshman he needs to hit the weights as much as possible and hit up he local Buffets heavy protein. Again though no lineman blocking so I can't come close to making a determination on who's better. They both have talent for sure and I'm encouraged with the skill players we have.

  • Mraau95 Jun 27, 10:18 p.m.
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    @db who looked the best to you?

  • dbcity2004 Jun 27, 9:06 p.m.
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    Saw the youngster at Middle Creek today the kid has a cannon for an arm and throws a tight spiral.

  • Mraau95 Jun 27, 6:08 p.m.
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    @white I feel you, we will see what happens I hope the team exceeds my expectations

  • White Santa Jun 27, 6:18 a.m.
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    @mraau I guess we will see soon enough. Physically he reminds me of Mckay from Wakefield but even more slight. Matt didn't play until his sophomore year and even then he wasn't ready. He blossomed as a junior though.

  • Mraau95 Jun 27, 12:30 a.m.
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    @white I don't really take jv ball serious outside Cardinal gibbons your best kids are on varsity ....he has 2 years experience cool but everything I'm hearing is that if the season were to start today the freshman is the best option at qb

  • White Santa Jun 26, 10:48 p.m.
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    You have two years with davie county kid. I'm betting he's your man. He needs experience too.

  • Mraau95 Jun 26, 10:40 p.m.
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    @white well playing varsity football is the best way to learn to hold a helmet straight. He can do more for us playing varsity than he can playing jv. You can't beat solid varsity reps as a freshman. I don't see us as a better than 2nd rd team and that's pushing it, I would love to see what the young kid can do

  • White Santa Jun 26, 6:18 p.m.
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    He might be good but he can barely hold his helmet up straight. If he's on a varsity field the protection better be really good.

  • diddydontplay77 Jun 26, 4:15 p.m.
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    Is Southern still scrimmaging Middle Creekin August. I was planning to go see that if it was still on.

  • Mraau95 Jun 26, 2:44 p.m.
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    @white idk about walking right in and playing, I'm hearing the freshman is legit

  • White Santa Jun 25, 10:01 p.m.
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    Wanted to walk right in and play I guess. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Pick 6 Jun 25, 9:47 p.m.
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    Nope that's not the kid..... Seen the 7 on 7 video, this is a different kid...

  • uBnice Jun 25, 6:59 p.m.
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    Thank you for the link. Hope springs eternal for the Southern Durham Spartans! This kid is another component that makes SD a mystery. I wonder why he did not transfer to Northern or Hillside?! Just kidding Knights and Hornets. lol.

  • Mraau95 Jun 25, 3:56 p.m.
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    @db one thing I don't concern myself with Robinson is conditioning so by August I'm sure he will b able to scramble. I'm concerned with the strength part of the other players n lack of lineman depth

  • dbcity2004 Jun 25, 1:06 p.m.
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    I think I found the kid. Name is CJ Richardson. Listed as 6'3 210lbs might be bigger than that weight wise. A BIG kid as a Soph wow. Now a rising junior. Has a good arm, makes good throws and seems to make good decisions with the ball based on footage. Good touch on the ball as well. My main concern and it's a big one is speed man if our o line can't block this kid may struggle. We shall see here is the link: http://www.hudl.com/profile/5403599/cj-richardson

  • Mraau95 Jun 25, 9:59 a.m.
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    @db not sure I'll try and find out today, but the davie kid looks like he's been in college for a year or two, whoever is over strength and conditioning at davie county deserves a college job I've never seen a high school qb with build like that the kid looks like a lb, hope he motivates the other southern kids to hit the weight room harder. Whoever the starter and backup were at davie must have been good because I heard he was the jv qb

  • White Santa Jun 25, 9:24 a.m.
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    Lol. Truth is, kids can get a great academic experience at any of the area high schools. THey just need to work at it and get some support. Coaches are a part of that. I know it happens with the football coaches that are in place in Hillside, Southern, Northern and Jordan. Not so sure about Riverside...just don't know.

    The transfer looks like a player. He was behind a really good QB last year. The freshman is gonna need a lot more strength and reps

  • dbcity2004 Jun 24, 11:54 p.m.
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    Whats the kids name? I'll see if I can find some footage on him film in him tomorrow. I would think based on being a junior he would be favorite to start entering the season.

  • Mraau95 Jun 24, 11:36 p.m.
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    @db yea davie county is where he came from ...and lol at academic choice if parents want real academic choice in Durham they going to dsa

  • White Santa Jun 24, 11:02 p.m.
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    Yup. Academic choice. Smh

  • dbcity2004 Jun 24, 10:49 p.m.
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    You mean Davie County or I'm misinterpreting what you are saying?

  • Mraau95 Jun 24, 9:27 p.m.
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    @db the freshman is the first qb in that 7 on 7 vs Lee county and the davie kid is the last qb in the hoggard 7 on 7.....I don't take football without fat boys too serious but the secondary was looking suspect

  • Mraau95 Jun 24, 9:22 p.m.
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    @white you are correct the ad has never coached and hardly taught. Several ppl were approached about the position before she got it so she wasn't the first choice. You gotta remember ppl in the building get first dibs before it's offered outside the building. She's doing a decent job from what I've heard without the sports background. Larry is Larry but trust me he love hillside more, he has assistants all over the district not just at southern where coach Melvin who is also a dsa coach helps out at. @db the biggest qb out there is the kid from davie and he is a jr, the freshman is the tall skinny kid

  • dbcity2004 Jun 24, 11:25 a.m.
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    @Mraau95 just saw the 7 on 7 highlights at NC State. The Big QB is that the kid you are talking about? If so that's a big freshman and he has a nice arm.

  • uBnice Jun 24, 7:19 a.m.
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    The "now" is that high school transferring/"free agency" is real and will only get more real. Free the athlete! lol. One reason we have magnet schools is to give freedom of academic choice.

  • White Santa Jun 23, 11:34 p.m.
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    I swear we should petition that no tax money from any area outside the southern and hillside areas goes toward larry's salary. He hasn't dont $h17 for anybody else in years.

  • White Santa Jun 23, 11:31 p.m.
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    Live in the now man.

  • KnightGrad60 Jun 23, 9:24 p.m.
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    northern will be HURTING in the front seven and offensive line. But as far as Northern and magnet programs it's sort of an interesting story. When those started Northern was the largest school in Durham by a long shot and it was deemed that Northern didn't need one. Then redistricting happened and one thing lead to another and Durham is basically open enrollment lol. But whatever. I don't actually know what kid y'all are talking about but the Taylor kid isn't the one, he's still at Northern. Overall it will be a building year for both programs. And Larry Mcdonald...oh Larry. I heard He quoted an entire boys to men song in a speech to the Durham Sports Club a few weeks ago lol. And he's definitely in Southern's pocket. Granted, he isn't the BEST Asset, but the fact remains.

  • dbcity2004 Jun 23, 4:04 p.m.
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    If that's the case then my bad Northern supporters but if Pick 6 started the discussion y'all definitely didn't like he fact that the kid supposedly was coming to the Soulljahs. And as far as your last comment again it was no issues with y'all back in the day when y'all were getting players out of Person County and other parts of Durham other than Northern Durham. I know numerous people who I trust that back up what I am posting. And Northern has never been a magnet school from what I know yet back then were still getting players from all over the place. Y'all a trip man lol

  • White Santa Jun 23, 2:32 p.m.
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    You right you right about Larry. Lol. But he did Place your AD...and she's never even coached, barely even taught, before getting that job. Y'all good.
    I have no idea if that kid is at Northern or not. Gonna try to catch a 7 v 7 next week. From what I've heard the Northern skill guys are looking pretty good. Still worried about size though. Southern (and Northern too) lost a lot but at least you've got some big dudes.

  • Mraau95 Jun 23, 1:51 p.m.
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    @white it's not the same kid I just talked to one of the players not too long ago. The kid y'all are looking for more than likely goes to riverside if he's not at northern. And c'mon Larry likes hillside more than southern lol

  • KnightGrad60 Jun 23, 11:35 a.m.
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    hey man. Not too bad. Congrats on not having to spend as much money on gas! Lol

  • White Santa Jun 23, 8:44 a.m.
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    Actually it was @pick hyping him. Not a Northern supporter. And congrats if it is the same kid. Good to see you guys haven't changed. Nice to have Larry Mcdonald in your pocket saying yes to your AD who used to work for him. Sustainability. Lmao

  • Mraau95 Jun 22, 11:55 p.m.
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    @db idk my work schedule been hectic haven't been able to make it over to the school but whoever it is I heard he has a pretty good arm

  • CardinalGibbons2007 Jun 22, 7:47 p.m.
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    knight! Hows it been? We are over in the Cap 7 now. We shall see.

  • CardinalGibbons2007 Jun 22, 7:45 p.m.
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    good luck to all the durham schools! GO CRUSADERS!

  • dbcity2004 Jun 22, 7:27 p.m.
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    Wonder if this is the kid that some Northern posters on here were hyping big time as the next great QB out of Durham and he lives in Northern's district but word was he was going to Southern? I know they were salty about that we shall see stay tuned๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

  • Mraau95 Jun 22, 4:30 p.m.
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    Heard southern has a freshman qb out there that's pretty good. Has anyone seen him?

  • KnightGrad60 Jun 21, 11:59 p.m.
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    no, only leathers is

  • Mraau95 Jun 20, 4:02 p.m.
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    @db lol

  • dbcity2004 Jun 19, 9:57 p.m.
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    @mraau95 trust me I believe we are on the same page and I'll leave it at that myself.

  • Mraau95 Jun 19, 7:50 p.m.
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    @db u might have an idea but not sure if you know the whole story because when the one change is made everything below it will slowly start changing but I'll leave it at that. @ubnice the defense for orange was gonna be the d but no reason their offense and special teams should have scored 49 points even northern Vance held them to 14

  • uBnice Jun 19, 7:32 p.m.
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    @mraau It was not just the offensive onslaught that Orange unleashed on SD, it was the defensive beat-down. It took the heart out of SD. And defense was Orange's calling card last year.

  • dbcity2004 Jun 19, 5:21 p.m.
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    Drastic changes๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€. I believe I may know what you are talking about. I'll stay tuned.

  • Mraau95 Jun 19, 3:30 p.m.
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    @db yea man I left the Western game start of the 4th couldn't take watching the disrespect anymore...Wilson destroyed us every time I look at the game highlights it blows me, you take away all his TDs you have a 1 poession game I'm not gonna take anything from Orange tho they were a very disciplined squad just like Western was, that western game was truly a 3rd rd game the East was gonna come down to Western Alamance, Eastern Guildfor or southern nobody else in 3AA east had a chance. we will see what happens this season because I'm hearing rumors more drastic change is coming come next July but I'm not gonna speak on that just yet

  • dbcity2004 Jun 19, 2:04 p.m.
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    Thanks for the 7 on 7 update. Yeah man the coaching arguements in the WA game was unacceptable period that's the nicest way I can say it. Heck it started at the HSOT Jamboeee the tone was set early and it effected the team the whole year. That loss to Orange was flat out embarrassing more so because there is no way that Orange was that better than Southern period. That game as a huge example of what a train wreck the coaching situation was in regards to the assistants they really failed the kids as well as Coach D Rob he is the head man so ultimately the buck stops with him. Hopefully the new assistants he has hired will work out well.

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