As one of, if not the biggest rivalry game in North Carolina, the passion and fervor is obvious to anyone who attends one of the annual Page vs Grimsley games. This rivalry draws huge local crowds and is one of the most intense and close rivalries in the state.


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Carey Ivey


Page High School athletic department is proud to have Carey Ivey represent our athletic department as the recipient of the Great American Rivalry Scholar Athlete Award. Carey is an IB Scholar and his current GPA is 5.1. He is also making a difference in his community through his church work, serving breakfast to the homeless every Wednesday morning and volunteering at the Wyndham golf tournament. Carey has participated in 4-H for 10 years and is a member of the the National Honor Society at Page. Carey truly exemplifies what it means to be a Student-athlete.
Nile Harris


Grimsley High School athletic department is proud to have Nile Harris represent our athletic program and as the recipient of the GAR scholarship award. Niles current GPA is 4.52. Nile is a very unique young man. He does an excellent job of balancing both athletics and academics. Unlike most students, he is the type of kid that eagerly comes home after practice and shares with you what he has learned in AP Stats, Music Theory or History without being prompted or asked by his parents. Nile has engaged in a wealth of experiences and whether it’s serving as an apprentice, intern, researcher or volunteer, he dedicates himself fully to whatever he does. He is very caring to his family members as well as his friends, frequently providing rides to them. He is multitalented, not only excelling in many sports yet also thriving by playing multiple instruments.


William Hardin


From Page – William Hardin. Page High School is proud to recognize Baseball Coach William Hardin as the 2017 GAR Hall of Fame Inductee. In his 17 years at Page, Coach Hardin has made a tremendous impact both as a teacher and coach. He understands the influence that educational athletics has on students. Coach Hardin has won 260 games in his career while his teams have made 10 playoff appearances. William has been honored as Metro 4A Coach of the Year as well as News- Record Coach of the Year. Coach Hardin is a member of the Louisburg College and Elon University’s Athletic Hall of Fames. Two of Coach Hardin’s teams have been recognized as having the highest GPA in NC. He has coached in the NC State games, winning a Gold Medal. During his successful career, Coach Hardin has coached 4 professional players, 5 All State players and 25 players that went on the play collegiately. Additionally, Coach Hardin is an avid writer, having published over 20 baseball relates article in Scholastic Coach. Congratulations Coach William Hardin
Earl Rose


Grimsley High School is proud to have our very own Earl Rose as our 2017 -18 GAR Hall of Fame inductee. Earl played in the rivalry game his junior, and senior years. As a junior, he was a backup Center, and Defensive Tackle where Grimsley lost 9-7. In his senior year, Earl had the opportunity to face Page twice. Once in the regular season, and again in the playoffs. Page won both games 27-24, and 23-16, Earl had his best defensive game, even though his primary job was blocking for star athletes like Lamont Wall (Running Back), Jeff Williams (Fullback), and Cameron Wyrick (Quarterback).After 4 years in the Army, and a year at Appalachian State University, Earl came back to Grimsley as the Varsity Running Backs Coach, and JV Head Coach, under Coach Jeff Smouse. He coached in the rivalry game from 1996-1998. After leaving Grimsley in 1998, Earl went on to play on many various levels, including being the first player ever signed to the Greensboro Prowlers Arena Football Team. Since playing and coaching for Grimsley, Earl has coached for 22 years, and 28 seasons, including Arena Football seasons, and Fall Football seasons, on all levels of football, to include an internship in the NFL. Earl now runs Football FUNdamentalz 52, where he teaches youth football players, the fundamentals of football. Each summer he holds a 4-day Football & Cheer Camp, at the Greensboro Coliseum.


Page jumped out early and was able to take control of the game and never look back. The Page defense pitched a shutout and the Pirates went on to a 42-0 win for their 11th straight victory in the series and moved them to a 9-1 record on the season. Cody King added 3 touchdowns in the victory and the Page defense held the Grimsley Whirlies to 127 total yards and 7 total first downs. Despite the final number the score was 7-0 Page late in the 2nd quarter before the Pirates took control.