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Vohune LVII - Number 3
GKIMSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Greensboro, N.C. 27408 - October 7, 1977
We’re going to
turn the page!
Grimsley vs. Page, or Ford vs,
McLaughlin? That’s the question
that will be answered tonight,
when the 3rd ranked Page Pirates
take on the Grimsley Whirlies at
Jamieson Stadium at 8:00.
It is very true the outcome of
tonight’s game would very well
be determined by 4 players in
First the battle for quarterback
positions, Grimsley’s Jr. Rodney
Elkins vs. Page’s very talented
Which one of these fine
athletes can control the passing
game? That is a very big
question. Just maybe this team
with the right answer to this
question will be the team to win
the game. Next however, we must
back up a few steps into the
Most people feel that whoever
controls the ground game, will
control the scoreboard.
When you talk about the
ground game for Grimsley you
’are almost certain to be talking
about Glenn Ford, and when you
talk about ground game for Page,
you are probably talking about
Quite a few people feel the
individual performances of these
two runners will make the
differences in the game.
But overall, the team shows
improvement as a whole, for
example; Grimsley’s powerful
passing game is averaging right
around ten yards a catch.
With our own Delany Bush
averaging in the average of 50
yards a catch, in the first game of
the year at Burlington Williams,
Grimsley was penalized for a BIG
115 yards. Since that time the
Whirlies have only been caught
for 97 yards in the 3 games
against Dudley, West Forsyth,
and Ragsdale, which brings our
lotal to 212 for the season. Even if
that is 53 yards a game you must
take into consideration this fact
that we had more yards penalized
in the first game than in the next
three games combined.
Another strong point is
Grimsley’s defense was able to
take advantage of turnovers. We
have made six interceptions and
fell on twelve fumbles for a total
of eighteen,” said Coach
Vansant, “where we (Grimsley)
only turned it over eight times.
As for the actual rivalry itself,
every student and player knows
what this game means to people
involved on both sides, and so do
the graduates of the two high
schools, along with most of the
Greater Greensboro area.
But what about someone who
has only been in this area for a
year and a half. . .
We asked Coach Vansant just
what he thought about this
rivalry. Did he get involved? “I
have to take a lot of flack. I was an
assistant coach with Marion
Kirby (head coach at Page), at
ECU, and I have a son at Page.”
So if Grimsley loses (though we
all doubt it), someone we know
will really hear it I
It happened again. Chalk up
another traditionally famous
event in the constant Page-Grims-
ley rivalry that recurs year after
year after year. We saw it driving
up our own Campus Drive. There
it was as evident as red paint.
Instantaneously all our memories
of the hours of delicate strokes of
blue paint it took last time to
cover the embarrassment came
back to us. These memories were
quickly brought to mind then
vanished as we visualized the
scene of us searching for paint
brushes . Slowly the harsh
realization set in. Our sign had
been painted by Page Pirates one
more countless time I
Seeing this sight sometimes
makes Grimsley students wonder
whether our age group has
“grown up”. It becomes
extremely doubtful in our minds.
We think of the wasted time, gas
and money that went into the
effort put out by our archrivals to
“boost” their morale and
“crush” our spirit. It is all really
getting to be a worn out tradition.
Ever since there was a sign and
red paint, we Whirlies have
probably had problems with
splattered and vandalized proper
ty. But we should not consider
ourselves innocent victims.
The Joke's on Page
What do you call a Page
student who works after school at
A skilled worker I
2. Why is there no ice at Page?
The student moved and took
the recipe with him!
3. What do you call a senior
Page student who takes practical
4. What do the words “How are
you” mean to a Page student?
A tough Page High School
We can’t soon forget our own
efforts to “sink the ship” or
rather “steal the ship.” We
helped put an end to that famous
Pirate institution. No longer does
a Page vessel sail the fair seas of
Cone Boulevard. And how many
times have Whirlies played a part
in the defacing of the Page High
School sign? No, both parties are
guilty of this “freedom of
as adults look back on our high
school ramblings we may chuckle
or be embarrassed when looking
upon a yearbook photo of a
painted-splattered sign. “What
a juvenile way to get kicks? Did
we ever do such a thii,^? Never!
And that year Grimsley will
probably get two new fresh coats
of paint. . . one that is Whlrlie
Blue, the other. . . red and
How do you know wnen a
Page student has been in the
The handle is broken, tlie
mayonnaise jar lid is gone, the
milk is split and the butter has
fingerprints on it.
What do you call a 951b.
Page student on the football
What do you call a 400 lb.
Page student on the football team
who runs a 40 second 50 yard
What has a wooden leg, a
patch over both eyes and plays
with toy boats in the bathtub?
Page pirate of the porcelain.
Why is Page’s literary rate
You would catch on two after
ten years in the same school.
What is the difference
between Page football players
About 10 lbs.
13. Who founded Page?
The Roto Rooter Man.
14. Why can’t Page students
eat dill pickles?
They can’t get their heads in
Q. Did you know that sex
education program was cancelled
A: The bird ate the bee.
Q: Do you know why Page
students’ dogs have flat noses?
A; Thev chase parked cars.
Q: Why do Page students have
A; They drag their hands on the
ground when they walk.
Q. Why do Page students make
A. They take up space in
By Tammy Mmelle
GHS vs. Page. What more
needs to be said? The rivalry is
the biggest, the game is the best,
and the victory will be ours. And
the Grimsley Pep Board has
supported the Whirlie football
team with all the spirit and effort
they are capable of.
Many things went on in just
one week, such as three different
spirit days. The first one was one
in which we honored the sophs
and imitated them by dressing up
for kiddie day. Yesterday was
lick’em day. Everyone brought
suckers so we could show Page
who is gonna get licked. Then
today is the best of all. Everyone
is wearing their bluest blue and
their whitest white just to show
that Whirlie spirit. Also, it is
stick’em day and everyone has on
the buttons and ribbons sold by
Pep Board members. The most
important thing to remember for
tonight is no one should wear any
red and white at all.
Two different kinds of ribbons
were sold this week. The
Head Coach—Henry Vansant
Staff-Willard “Butch” Colson,
* * * *
traditional Page ribbons ‘POUND
PAGE' and some new ones that
say ‘Turn the Page’. After all we
are going to turn the page that
has the Grimsley vs. Page scores
from the last couple of years on it.
Also, Pep Board has been selling
“Go Grimsley Whirlies” buttons
as their project for .50 cents. Be
sure to buy a ribbon or button
before the game tonight.
At the pep rally this afternoon,
we will show Page who is number
one. Let’s all show our spirit and
help the mighty Whirlies to beat
those Page Pirates.