(9-30-17) Only one former WBL coach won with his out-of-state team this week.
In North Carolina, former Celina Head Coach Jared Rolfes won another nail-biter, which is becoming common place, as his Page Pirates took it down to the horn in a 20-19 win over East Forsyth.
The Pirates rallied from a 16-point deficit to pick up the win.
“Our defense continues to be, in my opinion, the best defense in the state. It continues to carry us.”
Rolfes went on in the greensboro.com story to praise his coaching staff:
“We’ve got coaches who are so mature, that they handle everything on the sideline and keep everybody focused regardless of the score, who’s playing well, who’s not. This is a good group of coaches and a good group of kids.”
Once again PK Thomas Murray has provided the points when needed.
Murray hits game-winner with 12.9 seconds to play:
— Brian Hall (@bhallwfmy) September 30, 2017
Next will be an emotional week, as the Pirates travel to take on Rolfes’ former team Northwest Guilford. And yes, it could be another nail-biter.
In Arizona on Thursday night, former Celina and Lima Senior Head Coach Mike Fell’s Mountain View Toros lost a tough one to Skyline 43-36.
According to azcentral.com, it came on a play that you might use on the playground to keep the winning drive going.
Quarterback Steven Castles threw a short route Darius Glover. He didn’t come down with the pass. Instead, he tipped it behind him to Aaron Wood, who ran for a first down.
On the final drive, Toros QB Brandon Nuñez with just one minute to pull out the win. He would get the Toros to the six-yard line, only to have his pass dropped in the end zone on fourth down to end the game.
The Toros are now 3-3 on the season and will host Red Mountain next week.
Quote of the game from azcentral.com:
Skyline Head Coach Angelo Paffumi talking about the win:
“It doesn’t matter how you win, it’s like pizza. There’s good pizza and there’s bad pizza, but you’re still eating pizza, so, we’re going to eat pizza tonight.”
In Missouri, Mike Mauk, former Kenton Coach, saw his Glendale Falcons lose their their 3rd game of the season to Rolla 69-34.
Glendale 22-0-0-12 – 34 Rolla 14-6-28-21 – 69
Former Kenton QB Alex Houston had another big night passing, he was 44-for-65 with five TDs (27, 72, 13, 18 and 40 yards), two interception for 495 yards.
Next up for the 4-3 Falcons is Waynesville.