Reagan showed its mettle in clearly establishing its supremacy in junior varsity football. But while the Raiders (9-1 finish) have much to shout about, other teams in Forsyth County can look back on this past season with a sense of accomplishment and bright hopes for better things to come next season. Here’s a rundown on Reagan’s jayvee counterparts:
East Forsyth: In terms of city/county competition, the argument could be made that the Eagles should have a share of the unofficial Forsyth County championship. East finished up at 7-3 and was the only team to beat Reagan.
East’s only county loss came against Reynolds (14-10).
West Forsyth: The Titans went on a roll after their 30-6 beat-down loss to Reagan. West Forsyth (8-3) closed out the season with a four-game win streak. During that stretch, freshman quarterback Darion Slade led an offensive barrage that averaged 31.5 points a game.
Carver: At midseason, the Yellowjackets were struggling to reach the break-even point at 2-3. But once play got underway in the PAC 6 2-A Conference, it was steamroller time. Carver, which finished 6-3, dominated its conference over the final month of the season.
Mount Tabor: Consecutive losses to West Forsyth and Reagan at the tail-end of the season ruined any chances of the Spartans claiming co-ownership of the county crown. In some respects, Mount Tabor could be viewed as a group of physically-gifted overachievers. The Spartans finished with a 6-3 mark.
Reynolds: The first half of the season was so much better than the last half. Even so, the Demons (6-4) can look back on 2012 and know that they did make some measurable progress. A year ago, Reynolds was winless. The Demons opened up by winning six straight games, which included a gritty victory over East Forsyth.
Glenn: Even though the Bobcats had an up-and-down year (5-5), there’s cause for much optimism. Glenn opened with three straight losses, and then went on a five-game victory binge. But the Bobcats weren’t able to sustain the momentum and they finished the season with back-to-back losses. In Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference play, however, the Bobcats more than held their own in posting a 4-2 record.
Parkland: Jaquan Fair could be the best all-around junior varsity player in this area. Fair was a do-everything performer for the Mustangs as a running back, receiver, defensive back and kick return specialist. Blessed with exceptional speed, quickness and leaping ability, Fair proved to be a threat to score anytime he touched the football.