Tomorrow (Dec. 14) is the big day for West Montgomery’s third-ever state football championship game appearance. Many fans are planning to make the trip to Winston-Salem to see the game, while many others will be listening to the live play-by-play on the radio.
Ahead of the contest, West head coach Nick Eddins has been assessing the opposition from James Kenan High School of Warsaw, N.C.
“Very, very athletic, and that’s across the board,” said Eddins. “We are very athletic, too, so it’s kind of a matchup of similar styles.”
Eddins hopes Kenan finds a strong opponent in West Montgomery, as he told host Jackie Morris on this week’s “Fifth Quarter” coach’s show.
“I’ve struggled to find a weakness in them, and that’s probably why they’re 15-0 right now. Hopefully, their coaches are looking at our team, thinking, ‘Where’s the weakness?’ too.”
The coach said the West Montgomery team will give their best effort in tomorrow’s game.
“We’re going to go and play hard, play physical, and play as fast as we can.”
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. tomorrow at BB&T field at Wake Forest University, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association says the game will be played rain or shine. Advance tickets remain available at BB&T in Mount Gilead and First Bank Montgomery Square in Troy.
Veteran West Montgomery broadcaster John Inman will have complete coverage on the radio, starting with an expanded pre-game show at 2 p.m. tomorrow. It can be heard at 88.1 FM in and near Mount Gilead, online from our home page at http://www.wmtg.org, and with the TuneIn app for iPhone, Android and other mobile devices.