North Brunswick prepares for rivalry matchup - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

North Brunswick prepares for rivalry matchup

North Brunswick and South Brunswick will meet this Friday night in Leland (Source:WECT) North Brunswick and South Brunswick will meet this Friday night in Leland (Source:WECT)
LELAND, NC (WECT) -

North Brunswick head coach Larry Brock knows all about his upcoming opponent and rival, South Brunswick. 

Brock played for the Cougars before a college career at Appalachian State. Now, days before they meet on the field, he's well accustomed to his home sideline. 

"You spend four years somewhere, and a big part of those four years of me being here was what guided my life," Brock said of South Brunswick. "Playing football there and being coached by good people and having some great teachers, it set me up for what I did the rest of my life and kind of why I'm doing this now. I've got a lot of respect, but when the whistle blows, it's time to play ball." 

Brock's passion for App State hasn't wavered since he left Boone - he still keeps track of most every game, including the Mountaineers near upset of Tennessee this past week. He referenced the dynamic that is seen all throughout college football - one that will play out in this week's NC State - ECU game, and other contests between Power 5 and non Power 5 schools - players playing with chips on their shoulder against the big name programs. 

"We always played scared I think (at App). And that kind of helped us. Every play was magnified, cause you weren't good enough supposedly to play at one of those schools, so you found a gear inside of yourself that wanted to say, 'hey we are good enough.' Just because we may not be 6'6'', 330 pounds, some of those guys, big time players play at those schools. I think that you're seeing it. Just because they're not big and pretty and not playing in the SEC, doesn't mean they can't play football." 

Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved. 

  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:01:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-09-22 12:53:50 GMT
    Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>
  • Panthers owner announces $1M donation to hurricane relief efforts

    Panthers owner announces $1M donation to hurricane relief efforts

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:47:48 GMT
    Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper greets students during a kickoff rally at Thomasboro Academy in Charlotte on Aug. 28. (Source: The Associated Press)Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper greets students during a kickoff rally at Thomasboro Academy in Charlotte on Aug. 28. (Source: The Associated Press)
    Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper greets students during a kickoff rally at Thomasboro Academy in Charlotte on Aug. 28. (Source: The Associated Press)Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper greets students during a kickoff rally at Thomasboro Academy in Charlotte on Aug. 28. (Source: The Associated Press)

    The package includes a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross, $450,000 to regional food banks through 25,000 emergency food packs, as well as aid to high school athletic programs affected by storm damage.

    More >>

    The package includes a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross, $450,000 to regional food banks through 25,000 emergency food packs, as well as aid to high school athletic programs affected by storm damage.

    More >>
  • Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:38:57 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:59:22 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix on March 13, 2018, left, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los ...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix on March 13, 2018, left, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los ...
    'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the 'Space Jam 2' team.More >>
    'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the 'Space Jam 2' team.More >>
Powered by Frankly