Garinger just cannot catch a break. The Wildcats, who have lost 49 games, can't play North Meck at home this week because some geese have turned their field into an extra large toilet bowl.
The geese population has tripled and geese poop has -- literally -- littered the field. That means Garinger's home game moves to North Meck Friday as the Wildcats try to avoid losing 50 straight.
It's just not right.
BIG SOCCER GAMES ON TAP
There are a couple games to mark on your calendar:
Tuesday: No. 7 South Meck (5-1-1, 1-0 Southwestern 4A) at Providence (4-1-3, 0-0-1): An early season conference showdown. Providence has tied its past two games with Weddington and Charlotte Catholic. The Panthers play Butler Thursday. South Meck, which plays Indy Thursday, have won two in a row since falling to North Meck.
Thursday, Sept. 27: Lake Norman at Charlotte Catholic: I'm told this just might be the game of the year in the state. Lake Norman is unbeaten and ranked No 1 in 3A. Catholic is No. 2. This is the equivalent of Butler-Indy football Nov. 2, right? Discuss.
WC QB Compares to App's Edwards
Independence coach Tom Knotts was glowing in his praise for West Charlotte quarterback Darius Thomas, who torched Knotts' Patriots for a school-record 504 yards and four touchdowns last week.
"That kid has a super, super arm," Knotts said. "He's an incredible player. I don't know why Appalachian State has not signed that kid. He's a carbon copy of the quarterback they have now."
Thomas' running and scrambling ability and strong arm would be huge assets at App, and I agree with Knotts, Thomas is a little bigger version of Mountaineer starter Armanti Edwards. Somebody will get a gem when they get Thomas.
Langston Wertz Jr.