With the sudden-death nature of the postseason, you never know for certain when a game could be your last one for the year. Cumberland County teams face that challenge this week with a list of tough games standing in the way of a trip to the next round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. The way this season has gone so far, I’m pleasantly surprised we’ve still got five Cumberland County Schools in the chase for state titles.
Terry Sanford at E.E. Smith this week is shaping up as the latter. I was searching through the archives at Mike Molin’s Ncprepsports.net website trying to discover when or if Terry Sanford and Smith had met this late in the season with this much riding on the game. I couldn’t find when they had. I know my memory is fuzzy at times, but I truly think you’ve got to reach back to the days of legends like Charlie Baggett and Frank Townsend and on and on to find a game that is this significant.
Finally, at the end of this crazy rollercoaster ride in the Patriot Athletic Conference, we’ve reached a point where we can start talking about clinching playoff berths. biggest game without question is E.E. Smith at Cape Fear. It’s no accident Colt coach Jake Thomas sent out an appeal earlier this week asking all former Cape Fear football players to come to game and join the current Colt squad to run onto the field through the school’s smoke-filled tunnel prior to kickoff.
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