High school football playoffs always produce surprises. I guarantee there will be scores Friday night that make fans say “wow, didn’t see that coming.”
It’s a continuation of what’s happened all season.
Who among us - and don’t fib - could have predicted back in August:
- That Independence would have two losses?
- That a game at Garinger would be moved because of goose poop on the field?
- That an airplane piloted by a student would fly dangerously close (about 500 feet) above the Hopewell-North Mecklenburg game?
- That Independence’s Tom Knotts, the state’s highest-profile coach, would be suspended for a confrontation with a player’s father?
- That Monroe Central Academy, playing its first varsity season, would go 0-11 and tie an N.C. record for zero points in a season (it allowed 615) ?
- That one game, without overtimes, would produce 120 points ? (Mount Pleasant 72, Monroe 48)
- That Providence, a preseason Sweet 16 team, would stumble to a 4-7 record?
- Cliff Mehrtens