Quayle picks up fall pace
The leaves are changing colors and the nights are getting cooler.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn.
I kinda feel I’ve been falling down on the job with my 71 percent winning clip so far this season.
So what better time to heat things up with this week’s sizzling prep football picks!
HP CENTRAL AT RAGSDALE
The Bison enjoy a peak performance against the Tigers. ... High Point Central 28, Ragsdale 20.
EASTERN RANDOLPH AT T.W. ANDREWS
The Wildcats make like trees and get planted in Simeon Stadium. ... T.W. Andrews 42, Eastern Randolph 14.
EAST FORSYTH AT SW GUILFORD
The Eagles leaf, er, leave High Point in triumph. ... East Forsyth 39, Southwest Guilford 16.
ASHEVILLE SCHOOL AT HPCA
The Cougars pass this Blues test with flying colors. ... High Point Christian Academy 35, Asheville School 14.
NW GUILFORD AT GLENN
Just like freshly raked leaves, it’ll be in the bag for the Vikings. ... Northwest Guilford 41, Glenn 18.
TRINITY AT RANDLEMAN
The Bulldogs get left out in the cold. ... Randleman 40, Trinity 21.
WHEATMORE AT PROVIDENCE GROVE
The point total for this one will resemble late-autumn trees — awfully bare. The Patriots do just enough to make it ... Providence Grove 7, Wheatmore 6.
ATKINS AT BISHOP MCGUINNESS
The Camels perform their own autumn dance by repeatedly falling down after getting tackled by the Villains. ... Bishop McGuinness 46, Atkins 13.
SW RANDOLPH AT SOUTHERN GUILFORD
It’ll be an autumn breeze — for the Storm. ... Southern Guilford 34, Southwestern Randolph 13.
EAST DAVIDSON AT NORTH ROWAN
The Cavaliers pile up touchdowns. ... North Rowan 42, East Davidson 17.
THOMASVILLE AT SALISBURY
The Bulldogs act like leaf machines and blow out the Hornets. ... Thomasville 35, Salisbury 7.
EAST ROWAN AT LEDFORD
The Panthers rake in just enough points. ... Ledford 21, East Rowan 20.
Former Virginia men’s basketball star Lee Raker over actor Leif Garrett in celebrity leaf-collecting contest.
Last week: 8-3 (72.7 percent)
Season to date: 71-29 (71 percent)