Grimsley wins the state championship in soccer, the primary faculty since 1960 | HSXtra | Greensboro Excessive College Sports activities

Grimsley’s soccer coach Darryl Brown is defeated 28 to 8 after winning the NCHSAA 4A Football State Championship on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Grimsley’s Alonza Barnett jumps into the end zone for the first touchdown against Cardinal Gibbons.

Grimsley’s football team has won the school’s first state championship since 1960 when it was known as Greensboro Senior High, beating Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh in the Class 4-A title game 28-8 on Friday night at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill . A review:

Why the Whirlies won

Junior quarterback Alonza Barnett played run and throw games, and Grimsley’s defense intercepted four passes. Jeiel Melton ran 57 of his 116 yards in the second half to help the Whirlies seal the deal.


QB Alonza Barnett: 11-of-17 passing, 87 yards, TD, 30 yards and TD rushing.

RB Jeiel Melton: 17 carries, 116 yards, TD; TE Lawson Albright 2 catches, 25 yards, TD.

QB Connor Clark: 13 of 33 over, 128 yards, TD, 4 INTs.

RB Donovan Shepard: 19 carries, 124 meters.

ATH Brock Biestek: 8 catches, 34 meters; 7 rushes 27 meters.

The big games

When Cardinal Gibbons moved the ball and wanted to score a 7-2 deficit towards the end of the first half, Nate Crawford took a Connor Clark pass from Grimsley and returned it to the Crusaders ’24. After a 13-yard pass from Alonza Barnett to Christian Tutuh, Barnett hit Lawson Albright with a shoulder throw for an 11-yard TD. Jake Henry’s extra point kick made it 14-2 with 17 seconds in half and the Whirlies were on their way to a national title.

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