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  • dbcity2004 Aug 12, 8:02 a.m.
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    Well I just not so long ago found out one of the reasons the DL looked a little lighter in the first scrimmage a potential starter transferred to a school in Martin County the Spivey kid. That's a big loss.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 10, 9:19 a.m.
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    @Mraau check out the scrimmage thread on my feedback bro.l.

  • byronreid Aug 10, 9:11 a.m.
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    That's what it's all about. The fun.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 9, 9:10 p.m.
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    Scrimmage ended at 9. Southern and Dudley scrimmaged a second time after the Jamboree ended. I arrived late got there around 7:20 or so. I'll give you feedback once I touch down at the crib.

  • Mraau95 Aug 9, 7:50 p.m.
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    Thought I was gonna be back in town in time but not gonna make it

  • Mraau95 Aug 9, 7:50 p.m.
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    Update?

  • dbcity2004 Aug 9, 6:17 p.m.
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    Running a lil late I'll give an update of the scrimmage as much as I can hopefully I'll be in place before 7

  • White Santa Aug 9, 1:42 p.m.
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    Grudges, in general are useless. Simply by their nature. But I get your point. I wasn't there so I ain't to blame but I also didn't feel what you feel. Dislike away. Usually makes for fun reading anyway. lol

  • byronreid Aug 9, 11:00 a.m.
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    I said I dislike Northern. Not hate. Because I don't, won't, and never will support northern doesn't mean I hate them. Facts are fact though. And things that happen in history as never forgotten. If it was, you wouldn't be able to go back in time to find those things. I personally haven't taken anything out on any single person. I have taken everything you've said in the past as fun and jokes. But calling my reasoning useless was not cool.

  • White Santa Aug 9, 9:45 a.m.
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    And just to be clear, I have no idea if that awful, hateful, despicable event was even carried out by a Northern connection. I simply know it was awful, hateful and despicable.

  • White Santa Aug 9, 9:37 a.m.
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    Truthfully @byron I don't care what you spend your energy hating, remembering etc. other than at one point in time ignorance and hate was lobbed your way, and toward others, from county folk connected to Northern and that is embarrassing to me. But I didn't do it and I can't do anything about it. And neither did anybody there now. All I can say is the folks in place now teach and exemplify respect. So, yeah, you annoy me occasionally enough about your hate for all things northern to lead me to write something about your lack of respect for them. But if it helps you move through your day carry on.

  • byronreid Aug 9, 9:33 a.m.
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    As for the article, if you find it and see what i'm talking about in that article. You'll understand why I will never forgive. By the way, I was at that game.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 9, 9:07 a.m.
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    Lol Amen brother

  • byronreid Aug 9, 8:10 a.m.
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    Proud of my age. Guess what happens if you don't reach my age. :-)

  • dbcity2004 Aug 8, 6:44 p.m.
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    Byronreid you showing your age bro lol

  • diddydontplay77 Aug 8, 6:07 p.m.
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    They had newspapers in 1980? 😎

  • byronreid Aug 8, 3:09 p.m.
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    I won't say what happened but if you read the article in "The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, December 20, 1980, Page 18, Image 18", you can find it.

  • byronreid Aug 8, 2:58 p.m.
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    Between that and a little something done in the parking lot of the county stadium by Northern fans, I'll never forget nor forgive.

  • suthrnpride666 Aug 8, 2:42 p.m.
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    @Bryonreid, I feel ya....SHS alum and couldn't stand NHS back in the day. Thought they walked on water and anyone that wasn't going there was beneath them............fast forward to the present and have a kid on NHS, it is def not like that now......if anything, they get no respect nowadays.

  • byronreid Aug 8, 2:17 p.m.
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    Useless to you, very valuable to me and darn near every other Hillside or Durham High person from that era. But here's a thought. I never asked you to care nor did I ask for your opinion. so you run things your way and I will run things mine. Agree to disagree. How about that? does that work for you?

  • White Santa Aug 8, 2:07 p.m.
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    Yeah, not one person still at Northern from the time @byron developed his beef but who's to tell a grown man what useless grudges he can and can't hold. lol

  • suthrnpride666 Aug 8, 1:48 p.m.
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    Not sure if the NHS v MC scrimmage would change or not. I do know last year they held a scrimmage at the stadium v Scotland, but just depends on what has been discussed b/w two teams.

  • byronreid Aug 8, 12:41 p.m.
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    Nope. Northern plays at the county stadium. I would assume the scrimmage would also have been there as well and the county stadium is artificial turf. I don't believe Northern has a field where they could remotely hold any type of game situation.

  • diddydontplay77 Aug 8, 11:59 a.m.
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    Originally it was at Northern BUT it changed to MC. It might of changed because of field conditions

  • suthrnpride666 Aug 8, 8:08 a.m.
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    @ PICK6, looks like Northern and Middle Creek are @ Middle Creek at 6pm. Think they are going to try and do JV and Varsity, just depends on numbers for the JV.

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    Who said I didn't have an issue with Southern? I don't care for Southern. I don't like Northern if that makes sense.

  • Pick 6 Aug 7, 8:22 p.m.
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    When and where does Middle Creek and Northern scrimmage? Thanks.

  • diddydontplay77 Aug 7, 3:29 p.m.
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    Ok.......I see the dislike of Northern does run deep!! I used to feel that way about Garner but I no longer have a problem with them, I don't care if Garner wins or loses as long as they lose to my Mustangs!! I don't see a change heart for you on Northern. You don't seem to have an issue with Southern even though they are more of a rival now for the Hornets than Northern.

  • byronreid Aug 7, 2:26 p.m.
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    Nope. I refuse to waste any time with Northern unless they're getting smashed by my Hornets. Otherwise, they get no breathing space from me.

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    Hey Byron.......Middle Creek is scrimmaging Northern Durham this week. Stop by and root for Middle Creek.

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    LOL

  • dbcity2004 Aug 6, 10:11 a.m.
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    @Mraau also along with the feedback I received just came across a video on here just saw footage from their practice on the fire stick. Check it out when you can.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 6, 10:00 a.m.
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    continued from last post.... a good 1st day of practice from the feedback I have received there is plenty of work to be done as expected but the players and coaches are very excited.

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    Yeah man I heard the same thing. A little feedback I received from practice several new faces showed up to the team some are not able to hit yet until they get the practice reps under their belt. Plenty of depth at the skilled positions. RB's will definitely be a strength of the team along with their versatility they can move out to the slot easily. Sooooo many underclassmen very inexperienced need plenty of reps but lots of talent again especially at the skilled positions. Jacques the young Sophomore looks really good he will see plenty of run at the RB and slot back positions. O line has plenty of size and solid blocking skills first day of hitting. LB's need a lot of work that's to be expected but some talent there. DL should be a strength needs to develop good depth there though. Secondary big time inexperienced but again plenty of young talent just needs the reps. Coaching staff from what I've heard very engaged and enthusiastic. Overall

  • Mraau95 Aug 6, 7:41 a.m.
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    @db gotcha....also not sure if you saw the practice pics posted on here but I saw a few more coaches from last year were back

  • dbcity2004 Aug 5, 11:05 a.m.
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    Man I got to keep it PG on here so I can't say what I want but let's just say that back when we played them they had this attitude that we were beneath them and it's deeper than football bro lots of Rhonda said and done which caused us to really dislike them. Similar to Bryonreids disdain for all things Northern lol

  • Mraau95 Aug 5, 10:47 a.m.
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    @db lol what's your beef with jordan?

  • dbcity2004 Aug 5, 10:45 a.m.
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    Yea man it's definitely going to be interesting for sure. Seeing that they both agreed to scrimmage against each other is great way to see after what happened last season that's classy on both sides. I know Coach Barbour played a part in this process big time as well due to his love for Southern he is the man who started our dominance he layed the foundation. Even though he is now coaching at a school that I despise more than any school I have to tolerate them now out of respect for my old coach it's going to be great to see him again.

  • Mraau95 Aug 5, 8:08 a.m.
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    @db man I hate I'm gonna end up missing that too. Hate I won't be able to see southern and Jordan it would have been nice to see the old coaching staff

  • dbcity2004 Aug 4, 11:13 p.m.
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    Haven't heard anything yet. I plan on volunteering next week at the scrimmage and I can tell you that Heritage has been replaced with Jordan. It will be Southern, Dudley, 71st and Jordan Wednesday at 6pm.

  • Mraau95 Aug 4, 12:26 p.m.
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    Any word on practice yet?

  • Mraau95 Jul 31, 11:23 p.m.
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    @db I'm actually out of town for a couple of days i was hoping you knew lol. But I can call one of my homeboys to see if he went and find out

  • dbcity2004 Jul 31, 9:14 p.m.
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    @Mraau any word on how many kids were at the first practice today? How was the JV turnout?

  • Mraau95 Jul 28, 9:42 a.m.
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    @white the Lucas kid is at northern ...if u see a big kid out there playing qb that's African American that's him

  • White Santa Jul 28, 9:17 a.m.
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    So I guess that kid moved over the summer? lol

  • byronreid Jul 28, 7:55 a.m.
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    Losing 29 core players is a lot for any squad no matter the level. But the one thing I know is Durham is and has always been loaded with talent. It just so happens to be spread across a multitude of schools. I'm sure Southern picked up some talent that will show up and show out this season that's not expected. Now i don't know how many more times I can keep complimenting Southern. LOl Y'all know I dislike them right after Northern. :-)

  • Mraau95 Jul 28, 12:00 a.m.
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    @byron we all hope southern is gonna be better than we are giving them credit for but losing 29 lettermen is a hard hit on any team but hey if someone told me in 2015 we would make it to the state championship I would have laughed so who knows

  • Pick 6 Jul 27, 8:02 p.m.
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    I was mistaken. That was the QB from Lucas. I haven't seen the kid play but I heard a lot about him when he was a 8th grader.

  • dbcity2004 Jul 27, 6:49 p.m.
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    I agree long term Byron. I'm just talking about this year. Losing 29 seniors that's a huge huge loss. I've heard from various sources that led by the incoming 9th grade QB this has a chance to be a really special squad when they become upperclassman the talent is really good but it's going to take some time. Right now I will be satisfied with a second round appearance in the playoffs and that's even a stretch especially with the non conference schedule we have my goodness 😳

  • byronreid Jul 27, 7:40 a.m.
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    One of Southerns coaches just so happens to be a new renter of mine. We sat down yesterday and hashed it up about football in general and the state of the Souljah's. No secrets were told or anything like that but he has true passion for the game and I believe him when he said they have a lot of fresh blood on the field but the newbies are talented. I'm not saying Southern will be contending for a Championship or anything close but I do believe they'll be better than y'all are giving them credit for.

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