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  • White Santa Sep 21, 12:25 a.m.
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    You nailed it except for one thing: They will definitely contest the Evans part. Lol.

  • KnightGrad60 Sep 20, 9:53 p.m.
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    I'm not getting into the Beauford vs. Felton argument because I've never seen Beauford play, but just trying to shed some light on White Santa's point, consider Joel Evans from Riverside a few years back. His entire senior year, he was the best player on any field he stepped on. The Hillside team he played that year featured what three or four division 1 prospects? But Joel was the best player on the field, and I don't think anyone would contest that. The things that make someone a prospect include stature, frame, knowledge of the game, and potential. Schools offer based on a player's ability to fit into the game at the next level, not necessarily on talent expressed in the moment. That's what he means.

  • byronreid Sep 20, 8:50 p.m.
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    LOL First of all, nobody is breaking down this kid. We're only trying to figure out how you get that he's the best player on the field. Playing against far less talented teams. And no he didn't play against Pinecrest.

  • White Santa Sep 20, 8:19 p.m.
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    There's no proof that new bern is better than anyone but Hunt. But anyway...did Elliot play against Pinecrest? I think he may not be 100% yet. Look, you fellas are all bent out of shape about this and I could not care less what you think. Not sure why you're worried about what I think. The fact that I believe he's a top notch talent and the best prospect in the league after wilson at orange isn't enough for you? Geez. I'm not going to disparage a kid to build another up. 22 is worth watching. That's all I'm going to say on this subject. Peace.

  • byronreid Sep 20, 8:01 p.m.
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    Really? Let's look at this. Scotland, Pinecrest, Dudley, I'll even add New Bern since they're a better team than Fike, Person, Jordan, and Riverside. He would have an extremely hard time matching the same stats. But okay....

  • White Santa Sep 20, 1:48 p.m.
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    Not missing anything. 22 has been the best performer so far. Most likely will stay that way as long as he's healthy. Elliot has way more upside and has a better team around him but 22 will have better stats at year's end because he's going to be out there every game busting it. When I give the distinction of 'high school' player I do it because of ridiculous responses I get from folks like you that want to bring up the fact that Elliot is headed to Oregon. I said all along that Elliot is a great player and is a better prospect. Who's performances for the first 4-5 weeks would you rather have? Thought so.

  • BCV Sep 20, 12:59 p.m.
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    Nope. The argument is about the best high school football player on the field. Lmfao. What !!?!?!?!! They are all high school football players !!!!!

  • BCV Sep 20, 12:57 p.m.
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    White Santa is on something. "Best high school player on the field" includes all high school players on the field no matter the position and no matter whether they are college prospects or not. It includes everybody. THEY ARE ALL high school football players. Yet he tries to act like people are missing some distinction between the prospects and the high football players that playing the same high football game on the same field. smh

  • KnightGrad60 Sep 20, 11:59 a.m.
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    Are we really still basing analysis of players off of unconfirmed scholarship offers before the players can even commit?

  • Laytheboom Sep 20, 9:47 a.m.
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    FACTS.....

  • Justdoit2 Sep 20, 9:42 a.m.
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    What did Jordan do against 71st in the scrimmage?

  • White Santa Sep 20, 8:54 a.m.
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    I think Beauford is a really good player. My comment all along is that 22 is the best high school player on the field, not the best college prospect. I can't be more clear than that but you and BCV from Hillside can't seem to grasp the difference. stayi g on the field and playing lots of snaps makes you for valuable as well.

  • Laytheboom Sep 20, 8:32 a.m.
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    do you know what his stats are this year??

  • dbcity2004 Sep 20, 8:30 a.m.
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    Exactly 🤦🏿‍♂️😂🤣

  • Mraau95 Sep 20, 8:22 a.m.
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    @knight60 lol are you really using a scrimmage to support an argument???

  • dbcity2004 Sep 20, 8:05 a.m.
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    And I know you are a Northern supporter but you saying it's not even close is a joke period. The only way #22 would look like the best player is because he Team he is on didn't lose basically what some schools have as a full varsity squad to graduation like we did last season. Florida is the best prospect on the field period but I am will say this I have no issues with Northern being the favorite Friday night even with their weak schedule due to their edge in experience at key positions.

  • dbcity2004 Sep 20, 8:01 a.m.
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    http://www.highschoolot.com/ecu-offers-southern-durham-sophomore-taron-beauford/16691455/

  • Laytheboom Sep 19, 11:21 p.m.
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    DBcity2004 you don't think 22 will be the best on the field?? Please tell everyone who you think is anywhere close ?

  • dbcity2004 Sep 19, 6:47 p.m.
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    What are you talking about? Please don't bring up a scrimmage that's the only Jordan 71st matchup I've seen.

  • dbcity2004 Sep 19, 6:42 p.m.
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    Sensitive I see and I wasn't even baiting you Knights lol

  • KnightGrad60 Sep 19, 6:20 p.m.
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    lol since DBCity is here, can we talk about the Jordan-71st game vs. the Southern-71st game

  • White Santa Sep 19, 4:44 p.m.
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    Man. Until y'all played the Wakefield Walking Dead your team wasn't even averaging 10 points again.

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    Oh snap!!!! DBCITY2004 in the ring and ready to pounce! Who wants some?!

  • dbcity2004 Sep 19, 3:39 p.m.
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    Southern will win this one by 10 at least. And what's this talk about #22 from Northern being the best player on the field Friday night?

  • byronreid Sep 19, 1:20 p.m.
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    Nothing to do in that thread. Everyone knows that game is a wrap. The Hornets will be on a rampage. Anything is possible but this will be like leading the lamb to the slaughter. Putting a mouse in the tank with a snake. Like Mr. Burns says, Mithers! Release the hounds!

  • KnightGrad60 Sep 19, 11:57 a.m.
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    I certainly hope Northern wins, but I just don't have the confidence to pick us outright. I'm just hoping for a good game.

  • White Santa Sep 19, 11:06 a.m.
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    Go back to your Chapel Hill thread. Lol

  • byronreid Sep 19, 10:15 a.m.
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    Boooooooo! All i'm hearing is a Knights win. I have read an the comments and some very interesting but compelling facts both ways. It does sound like a Knights win coming but I just can't find myself to give it to them in my mind. Go Souljah's. Do it for the Gipper. do it for the right to brag. Do it for the puppies (From that commercial). Heck, just do it!!!!!!

  • White Santa Sep 19, 10:01 a.m.
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    This one is SO hard to call. Northern's schedule has not been challenging but they have had to fight each game. But they DID fight. Southern's schedule was really difficult until the win against Wakefield. Who IS AWFUL. Wakefield looks like they don't even care about football anymore. They will most likely go winless and they had the Spartans beaten until an absolute prayer of a pass is completed for a 99 yard touchdown. So I'm not sure I see any positives for Southern yet except they are getting Beauford back. That kid is a legit threat when he gets the ball. Both teams come into the game with some confidence but either can be demoralized quickly...Southern because they have had a very bad start to the season and the Wakefield win doesn't mean anything and Northern because the Spartans have owned them for awhile.

    I'm just pulling a homer move and picking the Knights by 10.

  • Laytheboom Sep 19, 9:38 a.m.
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    you really think its going to be a 1 possession game? This game could go either way, but I am looking at a 28-17 ND. 1-2 of the touchdowns will be from the defense. Just ready for Friday and its at county stadium definitely gonna have to drive out to that game. Wilson and the rest of the staff that went over to southern is going to want this game bad....

  • Mraau95 Sep 18, 12:05 p.m.
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    @laytheboom I agree 100% with what you said minus the one good drive part. The mechanics of hour qb when he's under pressure is horrible. I mentioned that during the Gibbons games. He takes wayyyyy to many huge losses dropping back. The biggest problem is he waits to late to tuck and run. Once that lineman loses the battle to the dt he moves back then tries to go forward instead of just moving forward and running. When we play teams like orange and hillside who won't give you a tone of time to throw what he's doing now will lead to a blowout. I think Northern is a much improved team and again whoever wins it will be a 1 poession game

  • Laytheboom Sep 18, 11:26 a.m.
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    Yeah but they played Wakefield so everything that worked that game probably won't work against ND! Southern only had one decent drive the whole game! There QB is absolutely terrible when he scrambles and tries to run? He's going to be really good down the road but right now he gets sacked way to much!

  • VA42 Sep 18, 10:22 a.m.
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    My Spartans are starting to get healthy. Special team was vastly improved Friday night and the extra points looked pure. If the O-line can keep the QB's upright we will be just fine. Defense played good game Friday night, they were just left in some bad situations.

  • suthrnpride666 Sep 18, 9:33 a.m.
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    I think this should be a good game. SHS got the win Friday and #1 I'm sure will be in the lineup for them which will change the game plan for sure for both sides. I like the way they aren't scared to go deep at times and when the frosh QB scrambles, he is dangerous in open field. Looked like just some missed coverages on the D side. Really like their LB's and the Bonn kid was everywhere for the,. NHS having a week off before this game hopefully will be a plus, but also takes them out of their day to day as well.

  • byronreid Sep 18, 9:16 a.m.
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    Get it Souljah's!!!! Don't let me down!

  • BCV Sep 18, 8:44 a.m.
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    Southern has a chance to win this game.

  • byronreid Sep 18, 7:52 a.m.
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    Umph! GO SOUTHERN!!!! Just because they're playing Northern.

  • uBnice Sep 17, 6:50 p.m.
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    I wish the Knights well.

  • White Santa Sep 17, 6:42 p.m.
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    I don't think he took any shots. I think he was just explaining why he had some doubts. Hammett has no doubt done a good job with the transition. He stated as much.

  • KnightGrad60 Sep 17, 5:10 p.m.
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    "had not coached at this level?" Lol you make it seem like he went from A&T to UNC. He was the former head coach at Webb the last time they were good. He's got a successful history. I don't understand the shots at Hammett here

  • BCV Sep 16, 10:43 p.m.
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    Honestly, Southern can win this game. They gotta go hard though. Hard.

  • Mraau95 Sep 15, 11:39 p.m.
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    yea wilson pretty much had southerns current nonconference schedule at Northern and if he was there I'm pretty sure y'all beat fike too

  • White Santa Sep 15, 10:41 p.m.
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    That's incorrect. He had 3 winning seasons in a row and were .500 last year until losing in playoffs. They had never had a winning season before he got there. He had a really good qb those three years. Very solid work at GC. He may very well go 7-3 this year. I would argue that the old coach, Wilson, would easily have the same record though. And the last few teams would have loved this schedule. Trading Gibbons and 71st for Chapel Hill and Cedar Ridge, for starters, adds two gimme wins Wilson never had. I like Hammett a lot but doesn't change the fact that Wilson would still be in the northern job if his non-profit schedule was as easy as this season's. But wilson was part of the Spartans first win tonight. Congrats to him!

  • White Santa Sep 15, 10:22 p.m.
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    Slow news week.

  • uBnice Sep 15, 7:37 p.m.
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    Well, there were real questions about Hammet, including me. He had not coached at this level. In addition, unlike the previous coach, Hammet benefits from a much more favorable schedule. But with that being said, you cannot argue with winning. I am happy for Northern and congratulate the new Northern coaches. Winning answers your critics!

  • BCV Sep 15, 7:27 p.m.
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    lmao. I should have known you dudes started this thread too early !!!

  • Mraau95 Sep 15, 7:18 p.m.
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    @iman idk about the winning part....correct me if I'm wrong but he never saw a .500 record at central

  • imanewknight Sep 15, 6:30 p.m.
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    The new Northern DurhamCoach, John Hammett. is one of my closest friends. Excited he is 3-1. John is a Christian man (same Church) and attends worship most every week. Northern Durham has a gold mine in Hammett. No one can top his love of football, his will to compete and WIN. And he does it well. Congrats to John. Well deserved opportunity for him. GO KNIGHTS. Beat Southern.
    I think they will.

  • White Santa Sep 15, 5:31 p.m.
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    Not till next week. Southern has Wakefield tonight. And they will get that W.

  • Laytheboom Sep 15, 1:40 p.m.
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    Im surprised there not gonna have this game, this is a pretty big rivalry.

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