Archive for September, 2007

How I voted: AP Poll – Week six

September 25, 2007

4A
1. Charlotte Independence
2. Richmond County
3. Wilmington Hoggard
4. Scotland County
5. Garner
6. West Charlotte
7. Matthews Butler
8. Shelby Crest
9. Greensboro Grimsley
10. Wake Forest-Rolesville

3A
1. Western Alamance
2. Rocky Mount
3. SouthWest Edgecombe
4. Belmont South Point
5. Asheville Roberson
6. West Rowan
7. Kernersville Glenn
8. Hickory
9. Greensboro Dudley
10. Charlotte Catholic

2A
1. Reidsville
2. Shelby
3. Jacksonville Northside
4. Southern Vance
5. South Columbus
6. Mt. Pleasant
7. Southwest Onslow
8. Bunn
9. Whiteville
10. Salisbury

1A
1. Thomasville
2. Warsaw Kenan
3. Mt. Airy
4. Polk County
5. Plymouth
6. Wallace-Rose Hill
7. Jordan Matthews
8. North Duplin
9. Louisburg
10. Ayden-Grifton

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How I voted: AP Poll – Week five

September 18, 2007

There have been a few changes… Here’s my list:

4A
1. Independence
2. Richmond County
3. Crest
4. Wilmington Hoggard
5. Scotland County
6. Garner
7. West Charlotte
8. Greensboro Grimsley
9. East Burke
10. South View

3A
1. Western Alamance
2. Rocky Mount
3. Southwest Edgecombe
4. South Point
5. T.C. Roberson
6. Glenn
7. Eastern Alamance
8. Hickory
9. Anson County
10. Charlotte Catholic

2A
1. Reidsville
2. Shelby
3. Bunn
4. Jacksonville Northside
5. Southern Vance
6. South Columbus
7. Whiteville
8. Southwest Onslow
9. Sailsbury
10. Owen

1A
1. Thomasville
2. Warsaw Kenan
3. Mount Airy
4. Polk County
5. Plymouth
6. Wallace Rose Hill
7. Jordan Matthews
8. East Bladen
9. Louisburg
10. Ayden-Grifton

This week’s AP Poll

September 12, 2007

By The Associated Press
RALEIGH (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 11, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:
Class 4-A
School Total Points Prv
1. Charlotte Independence (12) (2-1) 170 1
2. Matthews Butler (6) (3-0) 165 2
3. Richmond County (3-0) 124 4
4. Wilmington Hoggard (2-0) 106 5
5. Shelby Crest (3-0) 105 6
6. Scotland County (3-0) 75 9
7. Garner (4-0) 65 8
8. Greenville Rose (2-1) 38 3
9. West Charlotte (3-1) 28 7
10. Wake Forest-Rolesville (4-0) 24
(tie) Greensboro Grimsley (4-0) 24

Others receiving votes: East Burke 18, Hope Mills South View 15, Raleigh Leesville Road 12, New Bern 10, Davie County 5, Watauga County 3, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor 2, Concord Robinson 1.
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Class 3-A
School Total Points Prv
1. Western Alamance (14) (4-0) 174 1
2. Rocky Mount (3) (4-0) 157 3
3. North Gaston (1) (3-0) 115 5
4. Kannapolis Brown (4-0) 114 4
5. Hertford County (4-0) 93 6
6. Southwest Edgecombe (3-0) 63
7. Northeast Guilford (4-0) 50 9
8. Belmont South Point (3-0) 46 10
9. Asheville Roberson (3-0) 38
10. Charlotte Catholic (2-2) 29 2

Others receiving votes: Kernersville Glenn 21, Monroe Sun Valley 17, West Rowan 15, Hickory 12, Eastern Alamance 11, Winston-Salem Parkland 9, Winston-Salem Carver 8, Wilson Hunt 6, Northwest Cabarrus 3, Northern Guilford 3, Asheville 3, Greensboro Dudley 2, Harnett Central 1.
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Class 2-A
School Total Points Prv
1. Reidsville (13) (3-0) 175 2
2. Shelby (3) (2-1) 147 1
3. Bunn (1) (3-0) 139 4
4. Southern Vance (1) (4-0) 125 5
5. Jacksonville Northside (4-0) 100 6
6. Maiden (3-1) 73 8
7. Brevard (2-1) 51 7
8. Burlington Cummings (2-2) 35 3
9. South Columbus (3-0) 33
10. Southwest Onslow (3-1) 22

Others receiving votes: Mt. Pleasant 17, East Lincoln 16, West Davidson 13, Greene Central 11, East Duplin 9, Tarboro 5, Whiteville 4, Thomasville Ledford 4, Lenoir Hibriten 3, South Brunswick 2, Pittsboro Northwood 2, Salisbury 1, Black Mountain Owen 1, Canton Pisgah 1, North Brunswick 1.
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Class 1-A
School Total Points Prv
1. Thomasville (14) (3-0) 173 1
2. Warsaw Kenan (3) (4-0) 163 2
3. Wallace-Rose Hill (3-0) 141 3
4. Mt. Airy (1) (4-0) 121 4
5. Polk County (4-0) 100 5
6. Plymouth (4-0) 84 7
7. West Montgomery (4-0) 50 9
8. Siler City Jordan-Matthews (3-0-1) 29 10
9. East Bladen (2-1) 28 6
10. Cherokee (2-1) 24 8

Others receiving votes: North Duplin 22, Ayden-Grifton 17, Murphy 9, East Surry 8, Chocowinity Southside 7, Hobbton 6, East Carteret 5, Hendersonville 3.

How I Voted: AP Poll – Week four

September 10, 2007

4A
1. Charlotte Independence
2. Matthews Butler
3. Richmond County
4. Shelby Crest
5. Wilmington Hoggard
6. Scotland County
7. Garner
8. Greenville Rose
9. West Charlotte
10. Greensboro Grimsley

3A
1. Western Alamance
2. Rocky Mount
3. Kannapolis Brown
4. SW Edgecombe
5. North Gaston
6. Hertford County
7. Northeast Guilford
8. Belmont South Point
9. Asheville Roberson
10. Greensboro Dudley

2A
1. Southern Vance
2. Reidsville
3. Bunn
4. Shelby
5. Jacksonville Northside
6. South Columbus
7. Brevard
8. Maiden
9. Whiteville
10. Southwest Onslow

1A
1. Thomasville
2. Warsaw Kenan
3. Wallace-Rose Hill
4. Mt. Airy
5. Polk County
6. Plymouth
7. Ayden-Grifton
8. West Montgomery
9. East Bladen
10. Cherokee

Talkin’ Tiki

September 5, 2007

I used to like Tiki Barber.

Really, I did. I always admired him for his talent, his commitment to his family, his work for charitable causes and his overall persona as an all-around good guy.

Apparently, the man is a bit of a glory hound as well.

I respect his decision to walk away from the NFL in his prime. It’s his body, he owes no explanation for that. It’s what he’s done since then that’s shifted my outlook on him.

He’s got a book coming out, “Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond,” and to say that he’s going out of his way to promote it would be a bit of an understatement.

After an offseason where he took a shot at Giants’ quarterback and former teammate Eli Manning, calling it “comical” when Manning tried to assume more of a leadership role, Barber took dead aim at his former coach, Tom Coughlin, and the Giants’ organization in the new literary effort.

In excerpts from the book released recently, Barber writes, “If Tom Coughlin had not remained as head coach of the Giants, I might still be in a Giants uniform. (Coughlin) robbed me of what had been one of the most important things I had in my life, which was the joy I felt playing football.”

I know that Coughlin isn’t in line for any congeniality awards – the guy has the personality of a dustpan – but whining about the coach and using his as an excuse for retiring? I expect more out of an NFL player.

Tiki’s a talking head now, so I guess his new lot in life to shoot off his mouth and try to make an impact.

But as far as his life in the NFL goes, I have only one thing to say.

Don’t go away mad. Just go away.