Hosts Trey Snide and Ron Noel talk with George Marshall, Head Coach of Henderson Collegiate’s basketball team, about the cancellation of their playoff game and with Vance Co. High School’s Head Football Coach Hunter Jenks about the season opening game against Chapel Hill.
Coach Marshall called into Sports Talk this afternoon just after learning about the cancellation of tonight’s basketball game against West Columbus due to Covid 19 protocols. “We were thirty minutes outside of Henderson when we got the call,” Marshall said. Marshall also commented his wishes for the West Columbus team, “We are praying for them.” Due to the forfeit by West Columbus, Henderson Collegiate will now advance in the state playoffs to the elite eight. The next game for the team will be on Saturday against either Princeton or Wilson Prep Academy.
Vance Co. Head Football Coach Hunter Jenks was also on SportsTalk today and he spoke about tonight’s kick off of the football season against Chapel Hill which begins at 6:30 at Vance Co. High School. Coach Jenks said, “When you think about how much we’ve overcome, you’ve got to be happy,” in reference to the challenges his team has faced due to Covid 19 and the delay the pandemic has caused.
In preparation for tonight’s game, Vance Co. played in a scrimmage in Goldsboro this past Saturday. Jenks was happy with how that scrimmage went. The preparation and process for the scrimmage and tonight’s contest have been good, according to Coach Jenks. “Now we just have to go out and make the best of it,” Jenks said about tonight’s matchup.
When asked about standout players Coach Jenks said to watch for Malik Williams who could be a difference maker for the Viper’s defense. According to Jenks, Williams was all over the field. Jenks also said the team improved offensively during Saturday’s scrimmage.
Next week the Vipers were scheduled to play East Chapel Hill but that school has forfeited its entire season leaving Vance Co. a hole in their schedule. Coach Jenks said that he and athletic director Joe Sharrow are looking at other schools to fill next week’s slot.
For those planning to attend tonight’s game, it has sold out. All tickets have been purchased.
Kick off for tonight’s matchup between Vance Co. and Chapel Hill is at 6:30 and, for those who don’t have tickets, you can hear Trey Snide and Doc Ayscue call the the game here on WIZS 1450am and 100.1 FM and online at wizs.com.