Grimsley stays undefeated, beating Northwest Guilford 55-21 | HSXtra | Greensboro Excessive Faculty Sports activities
Northwest seemed in the best position to extend their lead after recovering a Whirlies fumble in midfield, but senior linebacker Jordan Watkins picked up a pass near the Grimsley sideline to get the ball straight back. Rather than facing a possible two-point deficit, the Whirlies had the ball and quickly hit it to tie the game.
While Melton gained offensive fame, it was defensive tackle Jamaal Jarrett who perhaps made the biggest difference in the game. Jarrett’s power 5-height (6-foot-6, 325 pounds) and quick feet caused more than a couple of misdirected snapshots in the first half that eventually led to a Northwest fumble and subsequent Grimsley score. As a result, it sometimes seemed like the Vikings were taking a second or two longer to play their game, so the defense drew nearer.
Grimsley’s win ties the Whirlies to Northern Guilford for first place on Metro 4-A, making Southeast Guilford easy on Friday (43-6). The Whirlies’ next game will be played at home against the struggling Western Guilford while Northwest travels to Page, which has won two games in a row. All eyes are on the Whirlies’ showdown with the Nighthawks on October 29th at Johnny Roscoe Stadium.