Monday night football predictions

Published 4:30 pm Monday, August 26, 2019

It seems the vast majority of North Carolina high schools were able to get their games in on Friday night, except for Beaufort County schools.

Southside will resume their game against Ayden-Grifton tonight, Washington will begin their game at North Pitt at 7 p.m. and Northside will host Perquimans tonight at 6 p.m.

The good news, there is absolutely no rain in the forecast for the evening and the temperatures will be hovering around the 70’s at kickoff.


Southside @ Ayden-Grifton

The Seahawks are currently deadlocked in a 0-0 ball game. Before the delay, the Seahawks forced the Chargers out of their red zone, then forced a fumble that they recovered. The Seahawks will take over around the 50-yard line when the game ramps back up with 5:06 remaining in the first half.

So far in the ball game, the Chargers blew two touchdown opportunities on the same drive with one dropped and the other just beyond the outstretched arms of a Charger wide receiver.

The Seahawks offense has been successful, but they’ve stomped on their own feet with penalties. On the first play of the game, Jamari Nelson took off for a 35-yard gain, only to be called back for holding.

Defensively, the Seahawks have stood tall. Southside has met the Chargers at the point of attack and have done a good job of snuffing out the edge runs.

If the Seahawks can continue to play good defense, they have a chance to take one away from 2-A Ayden-Grifton.


Prediction for remainder of the game:

Southside – 13

Ayden-Grifton – 12


Washington @ North Pitt


After this North Pitt team struggled last season, going 1-10, the Pam Pack are a hungry bunch that is trying to put it all together. The Pam Pack have the offensive weapons to be successful and have shown it all preseason.

I expect Antwone Godley to have a big day on the ground, as well as Jaden Hambric and running back Terry Moore, gaining at least 60 yards each on the ground. Godley will also edge 100-yards passing.

Defensively, a stingy Pam Pack defense will force three North Pitt turnovers. The Pam Pack have impressed so far throughout the preseason against some quality scrimmage opponents, and I believe all of their success will translate to the game field tonight in Bethel.



Washington – 47

North Pitt – 6

Northside vs. Perquimans


After last year’s drubbing, the Panthers of Northside will likely handle business again. There are a few new faces the Pirates will have to look at, like Carter Boyd at starting quarterback. The Panthers showcased an impressive three-headed attack out of the backfield so far with James Gorham, Samuel Holland and Omari Crandell. At receiver, Tyler Modlin, Tyler Turner and Payton Woolard have all scored on multiple occasions against preseason opponents. Expect the Panthers to have a little more offensive firepower than years past.

Defensively, there will be a veteran defensive line taking the field along with a seasoned secondary. A young linebacker core will need to contribute early to stopping the run and being able to drop into coverage.

I don’t foresee Northside having many issues with the Perquimans Pirates for the second year in a row.



Northside – 41

Perquimans – 13