A city thanks its team

Even with loss, Whirlies win.  N&R reporter Robert Bell stitches together a fine tribute to the ’05 Grimsley football team. 

Coming from a single high school county in Kentucky (LaRue), I grew up watching my entire community form car caravans filled with hopeful fans travelling to far-flung venues in support of their school’s atheletes and – believe it or not – musicians.  That same one-school mentality unexpectantly (to me) played out yesterday as it seemed the whole of Greensboro was rooting for Grimsley’s 100 year-old football program. 

Typical of this community-wide support came from long time friend, and die-hard Page H.S. alum, Mebane Ham when she called shortly before we left for Raleigh yesterday and said, “I never thought I’d say this – but Go Whirlies.”  Believe me, its powerful stuff that can transform even a Page Pirate into a Grimsley Whirlie fan – even if it was just for a day.


Additional Robert Lan… er… Grimsley team coverage by the N&R here and here.  Greenville’s Daily Reflector’s coverage here and here, and a photo slideshow here.

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  1. By Hogg’s Blog » Go, again, Whirlies on August 18, 2006 at 6:23 am

    [...] Topping the experience of last year’s state championship run will be difficult, but The Whirlies are favored to at least take the Metro 4-A title again this year.  Hopefully that will translate into a follow-up title game trip to Raleigh in December. [...]