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  • uBnice Aug 18, 6:51 p.m.
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    Go Spartans!

  • uBnice Aug 18, 5:15 p.m.
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    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
    - Edmund Burke

  • White Santa Aug 18, 3:13 p.m.
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    I wish more people would stay home. Show zero attention to these hate groups and they have nobody to spew hate toward.

  • byronreid Aug 18, 2:18 p.m.
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    Man DBCITY2004, Hearing what's going on makes me mad. Also makes me glad for deliverance. Some time ago I would be on my way down town to wreck some havoc. I still don't like nor condone what's going on and never will no matter the situation. I pray that nobody gets hurt with this nonsense.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 18, 1:50 p.m.
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    Safe travels to all who are supporting their respective squads and Prayers up to my hometown of Durham NC.

  • byronreid Aug 18, 12:52 p.m.
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    Never mind MRAAU95. Obviously you don't get it. Coaches have been saying stay away since the beginning of time and players have done the exact opposite since the same amount of time. I'll leave it alone. It's not like I really care about Southern in the first place. Yes, you are keeping it real and seem to be humble. But still, I'll leave it alone.

  • gww3001 Aug 18, 12:08 p.m.
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    Good Luck to SHS tonight!! Get the win!

    We are heading out to Rocky Mount this afternoon to watch the Panthers - got to support our teams!

  • Mraau95 Aug 18, 8:49 a.m.
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    @byron so if they are listening to their coach and staying out of social media we should be free to speak our minds right??? I don't believe me or any other southern supporter has said anything derogatory about the team we are just expressing that this may be the first losing season in a while that's all. As I always say I'm a realist before anything if I thought we had a shot at states you know I would have come out talking trash but as you see I'm very humble this year. I hope tonight I am proved wrong.

  • byronreid Aug 17, 10:26 p.m.
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    You guys have it twisted. These are kids. Yeah they're playing football but that doesn't make the oblivious to things they hear. They already have to deal with what's happened in scrimmages. And no matter what you ay, coaches on every level tell their players to stay out of the papers and social media. They tell them that for a reason. Because things do get in a players head that the read and hear.

  • diddydontplay77 Aug 17, 8:50 p.m.
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    Support your team.......I like it!!

  • Mraau95 Aug 17, 8:24 p.m.
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    @db yea like I've always said I'm a realist before I'm a fan. Now Ima make the trip because I enjoy seeing different stadiums and how our team plays in a completely different atmosphere, now am I expecting a team that lost 29 letterman to win? Ehhhh no but I'm expecting them to compete and give a better showing than what they did last week

  • dbcity2004 Aug 17, 7:53 p.m.
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    @mraau I agree bro. And just because we have doubts about the teams success doesn't mean we we don't support them and to echo what you also said reading a post shouldn't make or break you if it does you might as well turn in your jersey because you not built to be a Souljah period. I wouldn't be burning all that gas going to Asheville this weekend if I wasn't going to support the kids but man I'm just being realistic based on what I've seen so far. Man I really hope that they prove me wrong win or lose I'll still chear for them until the clock hits zero.

  • Mraau95 Aug 17, 6:15 p.m.
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    @byron I agree. Who knows what will happen this season it's just been a really rough start. Not use to it being like this

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    I hear you but they're still kids no matter how you slice it.

  • Mraau95 Aug 17, 5:05 p.m.
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    @Byron if spectators ruin anyone's spirit then they shouldn't be playing competitive sports. In 2015 sadly I wasn't even sure if we would beat chapel hill and we ended up winning the east. I want the kids to prove me wrong but as mentioned we are young and inexperienced, long as we can make the postseason I'll be satisfied

  • byronreid Aug 17, 2:03 p.m.
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    I feel you. Only saying some of the players read these post. Don't ruin their spirits.

  • Mraau95 Aug 17, 1:59 p.m.
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    @byron just being realistic man like I've seen teams going back to 2010-2011 and by far this is the most uncomfortable I've felt going into a season but hey we'll see what happens tomorrow night

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    i'm sure they aren't looking at it as a down season. Especially without a first kickoff completed yet.

  • Mraau95 Aug 17, 9:04 a.m.
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    @va yea man that freshman has an arm on him and if it's already looking like a down season might as well let him play

  • VA42 Aug 16, 6:43 p.m.
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    @MRAAU95 I've been at all the scrimmage sessions and the freshman has looked the best throwing the ball. Would've liked to see him get some reps against more of the varsity competition and play in the northeastern game. CJ still doesn't look comfortable.

  • Mraau95 Aug 16, 4:54 p.m.
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    @db that freshman needs to start Friday night. I don't feel comfortable wit the other 2 under center yet

  • byronreid Aug 16, 3:51 p.m.
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    Only if it's something negative to be said.....

  • White Santa Aug 16, 3:45 p.m.
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    Geez. Northern always in @byron's mouth.

  • byronreid Aug 16, 10:02 a.m.
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    You too. The things we do for our teams.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 16, 9:49 a.m.
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    Thats what's up bro be safe fam.

  • byronreid Aug 16, 9:28 a.m.
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    Yep, Rolling out Early Friday. Get there and have time to chill before the game.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 16, 8:58 a.m.
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    @byronreid you making the trip down to New Bern? I'll be up in the mountains rooting on Southern.

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    Hey, it's Southern. Not Northern. If it was Northern I would be licking my chops waiting for destruction. Southern I am okay with. Good rivalry so that alone makes me not like them but only in the sport of the rivalry.

  • Pick 6 Aug 15, 10:22 p.m.
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    DBC- I agree. This team actually reminds me of 2012. The QB will take bumps and bruises this year, but so did Hinton along with the other skill kids that ended up emerging as D-1 talent in 2012. SD has a great track record of developing QBs. Since 2009 every starting SD QB has went D-1 Belcher - A&T 2009-2011, Hinton Wake Forest 2012-2014, Greene Elon 2015-2016.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 15, 7:21 p.m.
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    Look I am as loyal a Southern fan you will find I'm just saying 29 seniors we lost darn near all the starters save a few are gone. I've never seen so many Sophomores and Juniors that will be playing significant minutes this year. I know it's only scrimmages but it's evident just looking at the overall size of the squad our guys talent wise I'm serious when I say this has State Championship potential especially with the freshman QB who will be one of the best players in this State I believe in a few years he has that type of talent but man these guys have got to take the weight room seriously year round they need it as well as conditioning. Also they need the reps which is why I think it's genius the amount of scrimmaging that has been done by Southern. Physically I just don't see it right now along with the inexperience I believe that 5-6 wins this season is a success anything else more than that D Rob should win Big 8 coach of the year. I will be in Asheville friday supporting W or L

  • VA42 Aug 15, 5:16 p.m.
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    Fellow Spartans we will be just fine!! We got some ballers on the team and they are young and hungry.. I see one or two championships in our future! They will be ready once conference play start!

  • uBnice Aug 15, 3:57 p.m.
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    It is a very weird time when a die-hard Hornet has to try to give a die-hard Spartan a little hope. But good for you.

  • byronreid Aug 15, 3:46 p.m.
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    They may surprise you MRAAU95.

  • Mraau95 Aug 15, 12:14 p.m.
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    @byron I just want us to keep our nonconference scores respectable lol

  • uBnice Aug 15, 11:51 a.m.
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    I would like to see a great effort. I would like to see progress from last year where things were chaotic.

    As for winning, the score is 0-0. I will take the Spartans for now. Man, you gotta believe! If not you, then whom?! If not now, then when?!

  • dbcity2004 Aug 15, 11:14 a.m.
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    I would be really surprised if we won AC Reynolds is picked by many to be a top 3-5 team in 3AA this year. I heard their best skilled player is possibly out for the year with a knee injury suffered in one of their scrimmages. Kid is a baller based on the footage I've seen hate it for him he is a senior. Either way it's a huge huge task for my Souljahs.

  • byronreid Aug 15, 11:05 a.m.
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    Come on! You're not giving them any chance to win?

  • Mraau95 Aug 15, 10:44 a.m.
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    @byron a beat down...but to be specific Ac Reynolds

  • byronreid Aug 15, 10:05 a.m.
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    DBCITY2004 / MRAAU95,
    Who y'all got Friday? Of course I haven't looked at your schedule.

  • dbcity2004 Aug 14, 3:30 p.m.
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    You totally misunderstood my post Obviously no way in the world do I mean what you think I am.

  • john56 Aug 14, 2:49 p.m.
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    Really is it a state of the emergency that you are not as good as you have been in the past. I'm just saying and in terms of mess DBcity they say the same things to Kap, Bennett and Lynch. Something needs to be brought up at every turn. I'm sure i will get banned if OT wants to. Its their right and I respect that!

  • Mraau95 Aug 14, 2:05 p.m.
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    @john56 that's why in front of state of emergency it says southern durham meaning it's a southern durham state of emergency leaving out southern durham would be more broad instead of general

  • dbcity2004 Aug 14, 1:27 p.m.
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    Man lets not bring that mess onto this thread please strictly football. Anyways again despite the lack of experience I am very pleased with D Rob getting the fellas as much reps as possible against other opponents before the trip to the mountains on Friday. This is huge for a team this young if they were a veteran team no way would they have this many scrimmages.

  • byronreid Aug 14, 10:01 a.m.
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    LOL, you're right about that John56.

  • john56 Aug 14, 9:30 a.m.
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    You should have. Like me you have never been one to mince words. State of Emergency! State of Emergency is what is happening in this country and i will leave it at that! unless someone wants to challenge that and we will do it on another platform!

  • byronreid Aug 14, 9:13 a.m.
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    LOL, I wasn't going to say anything about the title. :-)

  • john56 Aug 14, 8:53 a.m.
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    Really? Its freak### high school football. State of emergency maybe there are just not that good. It happens.

  • byronreid Aug 14, 8:16 a.m.
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    WOW! I just watched some of the highlights. They looked like deer in headlights on some of those plays. It's early. Coach Rob will get that straight and have them ready. I can see why the discouragement but remember it is early and they're young. They'll get it together.

  • BigKev71 Aug 14, 8:08 a.m.
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    Northeastern is a legitimate 2A powerhouse. SD shouldn't hang their head. Learn from it as I suspect they will and move forward. They have some talented kids on that team. I know they have a tough schedule but in the long run they will get better from it.

  • byronreid Aug 14, 7:35 a.m.
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    Man, I thought I would never hear Souljah's doubting their team. Tsk tsk tsk.

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