Quayle never ducks the challenge
THAT’S A QUACK, JACK!
Great news, loyal readers.
After a restful summer, yours truly returns for another quacky, er, wacky season of fearless, peerless prep football prognosticating.
In case you’re wondering why it’s been such a wet summer, I spent most of my vacation close to home, hosting fine-feathered friends Donald and Daisy Duck.
We watched “Duck Dynasty” reruns and shared tales of our favorite baseball player of all time, Joe “Ducky Wucky” Medwick.
Naturally, we wanted weather that only a duck could love, so...
Just kiddin’ of course. I can’t control the weather.
But I can predict high school football winners with frightening accuracy.
So let’s dive in and make a big splash with week one’s picks!
HP CENTRAL VS. T.W. ANDREWS
The Bison and Red Raiders answer the call for another classic showdown at Simeon Stadium. Don’t duck out early, or you’ll miss ... T.W. Andrews 21, High Point Central 20.
SW GUILFORD AT ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
The Cowboys go Count Duckula in Wentworth with one, two, three big touchdowns. ... Southwest Guilford 21, Rockingham County 14.
HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN AT VILLAGE CHRISTIAN
The Cougars wing their way out of Fayetteville with a hard-fought win. ... High Point Christian Academy 21, Village Christian 18.
NORTH MOORE AT TRINITY
The Bulldogs drive the Mustangs “Daffy.” ... Trinity 16, North Moore 14.
WHEATMORE AT BARTLETT YANCEY
Huey, Dewey and Louie agree. Take the Warriors. ... Wheatmore 20, Bartlett Yancey 14.
GLENN AT PARKLAND
The Bobcats are gonna win this one. And that’s a fact. Jack! ... Glenn 27, Parkland 20.
WEST DAVIDSON AT LEDFORD
The Green Dragons bomb worse than 1986’s “Howard The Duck.” ... Ledford 19, West Davidson 16.
SOUTHERN GUILFORD AT EASTERN GUILFORD
I have one word of advice for the Wildcats — Duck!!! ... Southern Guilford 28, Eastern Guilford 13.
EAST DAVIDSON AT SOUTH DAVIDSON
The Golden Eagles wisely call the AFLAC Duck for a late insurance touchdown. ... East Davidson 21, South Davidson 9.
RAGSDALE AT GRIMSLEY
The Whirlies won’t be ugly ducklings in this one. ... Grimsley 21, Ragsdale 14.
THOMASVILLE AT NORTH DAVIDSON
The Black Knights and Bulldogs never duck the toughest competition. North prevails with a late TD. ... North Davidson 21, Thomaville 15.
BISHOP MCGUINNNESS AT COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF DAVIDSON CHARTER
The Villains go all Duck Commander against the Spartans. ... Bishop McGuinness 22, CSDC 13.
Rich “Goose” Gossage over Phil “Duck Commander” Robertson and Willie “Duck CEO” Robertson in celebrity duck, duck, goose contest.
Last season: 105-38 (73.4 percent)