Grimsley vs Eastern prep football (copy)

Grimsley's Chistofer Zellous crosses the goal line after a 61-yard touchdown run Friday night against Eastern Guilford. Zellous finished with 127 yards on the ground and also threw for three touchdowns in the Whirlies' 55-21 win.



• No. 5 Southeast Guilford (2-1) at No. 2 Grimsley (3-0): Last season's surprise Class 3-AA runner-up visits this year's team on the rise. Even if Southeast gets RB Jalen Fairley back from an injury, Grimsley's rushing defense will be a challenge for the Falcons. The Whirlies have to stay focused and not get caught looking ahead to a showdown with defending Class 4-A champion East Forsyth on Oct. 4.

• No. 7 Page (0-3) at No. 4 Eastern Guilford (2-1): Page's struggles have been well-documented, but the Pirates aren't as bad as their record. Eastern probably wasn't as good as its 2-0 record heading into Friday night's 55-21 defeat at Grimsley. This game will tell a lot about both teams.

• No. 9 Northwest Guilford (2-1) at No. 6 Northern Guilford (2-1): These programs have been rivals since Northern opened in 2007. Northwest has to regroup after a loss at Southeast Guilford, while Northern has been solid — especially defensively — since a season-opening 34-0 loss at Grimsley.

• Ragsdale (1-2) at No. 10 Southwest Guilford (2-1): This was a matchup of former Piedmont Triad 4-A rivals before realignment. Ragsdale has some problems to work out with its punting game, while Southwest has been better than expected in Chuck Doak's first season as head coach.


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• CHRISTOFER ZELLOUS, senior, QB, Grimsley: Zellous epitomized efficiency in the Whirlies' 55-21 rout of previously unbeaten Eastern Guilford. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 127 yards and a TD. Fellow senior Quan Nora wasn't bad, either, rushing for 149 yards and three touchdowns.


• DANTE BOVIAN, senior, RB, Western Guilford: Bovian rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns and took over in the second half as Western Guilford won 28-14 at Rockingham County.

• WILL LENARD, junior, QB, Northern Guilford: Lenard threw two touchdown passes — both to Wake Forest commit Michael Frogge — and ran for a third score in the Nighthawks' 24-14 win over Ragsdale.

• DERRON McQUITTY, junior, RB, Southeast Guilford: McQuitty, filling in for injured starter Jalen Fairley, rushed for three touchdowns in the Falcons' 38-28 win over Northwest Guilford.

• KYLE PINNIX, junior, QB, Reidsville: Pinnix fired six touchdown passes — bringing his season total to 12 — in the Rams' 42-0 rout of Morehead. Three of Friday's scoring passes went to Demontez Canada.

• MEKHI WALL, sophomore WR/KR, Dudley: Wall caught two touchdown passes and was a threat to go the distance every time he touched the ball in a 35-14 win over Page. His one-handed stab of a Jahmier Slade pass while he was being held turned into a 64-yard touchdown and a highlight worth of "SportsCenter."

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