The first game between the schools was played in 1959 and it has been competitive since then. Page dominated the early editions of the series and still leads the series 47-14-3. Recently, Grimsley has been playing great football and won last season’s matchup 52-22. An interesting side note, each edition has been played at Jameison Stadium when Grimsley plays their home games.
In the 1st quarter of this North Carolina match-up, Grimsley scored first with a rushing touchdown and doubled down with a repeat TD putting 14-0 on the scoreboard. With 7:43 left in the half, Page secured a field goal. With a mere 58 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, Page ran it into the endzone to close in on the Whirlies’ lead 14-9. In the last seconds of the half, Grimsley scored with a passing touchdown to send this Rivalry into halftime with a score of 21-9. With just over 3 minutes left in the 3rd, Grimsley secured a very comfortable lead at 27-9. Page reciprocated with a TD to close the gap at 27-15. The Page Pirates threatened the Whirlies’ victory with a touchdown reception with 4 minutes left in the game, but Grimsley held strong to take the victory tonight, 27-22.