Great Quayle returns to lofty perch
It took awhile, but I finally hit my stride last week.
Yours truly picked prep football winners at a sizzling 91.7 percent clip. My 11-1 record proved my best effort this season, surpassing a 10-3 mark in week one.
While most high school pigskin prognosticators would be thrilled to go 11-1, I want perfection each and every week.
They say you can’t win ‘em all, but I’m not they, er, them.
I’m San Quentin Quayle.
My laser-like focus is locked and loaded for this week’s picks.
HP CENTRAL AT NW GUILFORD
Both teams enter with perfect 1-0 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference records. The Bison return home 2-0. ... High Point Central 35, Northwest Guilford 28.
RANDLEMAN AT T.W. ANDREWS
The Red Raiders do their part to make it a perfect homecoming for the TWA faithful. ... T.W. Andrews 35, Randleman 21.
RAGSDALE AT SW GUILFORD
The Tigers escape the Cowboys’ ranch with a hard-fought win. ... Ragsdale 27, Southwest Guilford 24.
CHRIST SCHOOL AT HP CHRISTIAN
The Greenies leave the valiant Cougars feeling blue. ... Christ School 28, High Point Christian Academy 21.
TRINITY AT WHEATMORE
A seven-point victory will be close enough to perfect for the Bulldogs. ... Trinity 21, Wheatmore 14.
THOMASVILLE AT EAST DAVIDSON
Friday proves the perfect night for the Golden Eagles to post their first-ever victory against the Bulldogs, who lead the series 16-0. Make that 16-1 after it’s ... East Davidson 26, Thomasville 21.
LEDFORD AT SW RANDOLPH
The Panthers head to Farmer and harvest plenty of touchdowns in the Cougars’ end zone. ... Ledford 28, Southwestern Randolph 20.
GLENN AT EAST FORSYTH
The Bobcats must feel perfectly awful about facing the angry Eagles one week after East fell to High Point Central. The Eagles’ losing streak stops at one. ... East Forsyth 42, Glenn 19.
BISHOP MCGUINNESS AT EAST SURRY
The Villains find their challenge in Pilot Mountain a little too steep. ... East Surry 36, Bishop McGuinness 21.
SOUTHERN GUILFORD AT ASHEBORO
The Blue Comets stay perfect in Mid-Piedmont 3A play. ... Asheboro 27, Southern Guilford 22.
The Perfect Slicer over the Perfect Pencil in “the-name-doesn’t-always-fit-the-product” contest.
Last week: 11-1 (91.7 percent)
Season to date: 63-26 (70.8 percent)