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PREVIEW: Page vs. Grimsley (NC)

October 17, 2013

GREENSBORO, NC – The Page Pirates and the Grimsley Whirlies will meet for the 53rd time on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (EST) at historic Jamieson Stadium. Over 10,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

Page won last season’s matchup 49-25 for its fifth straight win in the series, which it leads by a large margin (41-11).

The Pirates, coached by Kevin Gillepsie, are 3-4 after going 7-5 last season. They lost to Southeast Guilford 28-21, despite quarterback Jalen Gavin rushing for 203 yards and a TD.

The Whirlies, coached by Pat Neal, are about right where they were last season when they finished 4-6. They are 3-4 right now after a 55-40 win over Southern Alliance, a game in which backs Scott Johnston and Malik Stinson combined for 355 yards and seven scores.

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.