Underdog Williamston Falls To Mount Airy In 1-A Championship

Raleigh - The Williamston Tigers drew first blood in the state 1-A high school football championship when quarterback Emery Griggs hit Kareem Bell on a 50 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

The pair hooked up again on a 18 yard touchdown pass after the second Mount Airy turnover of the game to extend their lead to 14-0 late in the first quarter.

Mount Airy answered with a field goal then a Michael Dobson touchdown run to pull within 4. The Granite Bears then added a touchdown run from quarterback Aaron Wheeler to take their first lead of the game at 17-14.

Mount Airy went on to win 37-14.

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  • by man Location: jamesville on Feb 25, 2009 at 06:16 AM
    what happened with the big green fighting at southside i am sure that it will be swept under the carpet because it is williamston like everything else
  • by Emery's mom Location: Williamston on Dec 22, 2008 at 08:44 PM
    Emery has had a few school looking at him, but we haven't received that serious calling yet??? ANY TAKERS??? Give us a call 809-3500. I am so proud of the whole team but of course, Emery has my heart!
  • by PROUDfan and MOM Location: williamston on Dec 19, 2008 at 01:41 PM
    emery runs that team
  • by Proud Fan Location: Williamston on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    To Plymouth...Yes, Plymouth did shut Williamston out that one night, but what happened to the Vikings when the going got tough. You choked. The better team went to the State Playoffs. Maybe we didn't win, but at least we accomplished something that no one thought was possible midway the season. Our boys showed Mt. Airy that they were not just going to lay down for them. At least they put a scare into them, seeing as how our boys scored the first two touchdowns. Give credit where credit is due. The Williamston Tigers had an exceptional season and they should be proud, and any school that gets Emory Griggs will not be sorry.
  • by plymouth Location: plymouth on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    iplay with plymout an that Gotcha bill is not good we shut hthe out 40-0 he didnt even rush for over 10 yards he cant even realy throw!!
  • by Paul Location: Manteo on Dec 17, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    Gotcha Bill! Sounds like he has a very good future to look forward to. I wish him the best of luck.
  • by Bill Location: Williamston on Dec 17, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    Paul, he's over six feet and over 200 pounds. He has good instincts. I have seen lesser players go to lower D1 and D2 schools and become outstanding college players. I'd project him as a fullback or linebacker as a college player. He stout.
  • by Paul Location: Manteo on Dec 16, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    I was never able to go watch when the Manteo football squad went up to Williamston to play the tigers. I am just curious, is that Griggs dude a real big guy? I heard some people say that there have been some D-1 schools looking at him, so I am guessing he is a phenominal football player. I hope ECU has been giving him some looks.
  • by WHS Mom Location: Williamston on Dec 16, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    You must remember that the Griggs "kid" (too big to be called a kid--lol) was put into a position he wasn't used to having to play. The team lost 2 key players-one in preseason play, the other early on in the regular season to injuries. For the Tigers to overcome that adversity and to end up with a winning season is a major accomplishment in itself. They had to completely revamp their offense and once they got in sync, they won games. Yes, everyone has a bad night. Yes, the east had some weak teams. But the best went to state, not the weakest. TIGERS ARE LOUD AND PROUD!!
  • by Bill Location: Williamston on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    Didn't mean to touch a nerve WHS Mom, just an honest evaluation. There were no powerhouse teams in the east this year. There were no overwhelming teams like Plymouth was last year who could run over people. Your eastern champion ended up with 5 losses. It would be an oversimplification to just look at the number of losses but it is a sign of a weak lot. The Griggs kid is an outstanding player, any college programs interested?
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