This was the first time this rivalry was held at Page High School, as 7,000 people showed up along with several news stations to watch this historical rivalry. All week both schools were really excited for this game, even though Page high school was the heavy favorite. The game was special as former Page High School Football Player and two time super bowl champion (and our Hall-Of-Fame inductee) Lee Ruson gave a pre game speech at mid field to both teams.
Jacob was a member of the JV Football team from 2012-2013 where he served as Team Captain. He has been a member of the Varsity Football team since 2013 and served as team captain this year. He has been a member of the Grimsley Varsity Wrestling team since 2012. He was awarded the Varsity Wrestling Newcomer Award in 2015, he has been a Scholar Athlete since 2012, an AP scholar, and is a Service Learning diploma candidate. He serves on the Greensboro Urban Ministries Board of Directors, he is a Starmount Neighborhood Food Drive Organizer, and attended the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, ANYTOWN delegate in 2014. He is a member of the 12th Man Club, a club whose members help to integrate Exceptional Children students into participating in athletic events.
Shawn Brown #32 for the Whirlies capped off a junior year in 1988 like a dream for most while football players. After a horrible defeat by the Pirates in regular season play, Shawn Brown dove over the 3 yard line to score the winning touchdown in the 1988 state championship defeating Page for the first time in 20 years. Shawn went on to attend Lee McCrae and marry his high school sweetheart. Shawn has 3 college graduate children with 2 beautiful grand babies. He is a successful professional truck driver and has devoted his life to his faith. Shawn couldn’t be with us tonight due to his religious commitments this weekend and has respectfully asked that Coach Weaver receive the award on his behalf. He tells a great stry of his relationship with Coach Weaver and basketball throughout his career and wanted Coach Weaver to know what an impact he had on making Shawn the man he is today.