The Grimsley vs. Page football game is a highly anticipated game year in and year out. Each year, several thousand fans turnout to cheer on their respective teams in hopes of bringing home the Rivalry Series trophy, as this game has been a part of the Rivalry Series for several years. Page came into this matchup ranked top ten in the state of North Carolina. Grimsley is struggling while going through a rebuilding year, but when it comes to this game, records and rankings go out the door.


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After Page went up 14-0 behind Leake and Jones, Grimsley got on the scoreboard with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Hudnell to Nile Harris streaking down the left sideline. Hudnell took a big hit on the play to deliver the ball as the Whirlies cut their deficit in half with 9:50 left in the second quarter. But Page broke open the game with three touchdowns in a span of 2 minutes, 41 seconds late in the quarter and led 35-7 at halftime. Grimsley responded by scoring 1:17 into the third quarter on a 20-yard run by Hudnell. But after stopping Page on the next series, the Whirlies handed the ball back when Brelin Faison-Walden muffed a punt at his 7-yard line. Leake went 7 yards for a touchdown on the next play, and Jones ran 3 yards for a score just 2:40 later as the Pirates went up 49-14. This score would hold up as the Pirates defeated the Whirlies in dominant fashion.