HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Injured Bandys HC will guide team in battle with Maiden

HobbsDailyReport.com awaiting more

info from Catawba, Lincoln County school systems


Injured Bandys High head football coach Jason Barnes is with the Trojans this week — in all aspects of his normal duties for the Trojans — and will coach Friday’s home game against Maiden, Trojans athletic director Brandon Harbinson confirmed late Monday night. Harbinson is awaiting more specific details, he said, before clarifying exactly how many Bandys players might miss the Maiden game via ejections from last Thursday night’s home loss to Lincolnton. Harbinson said he will indicate the number of players, if any, when he has fully clarified information from the process.


CATAWBA — We’ll also post updated or more complete information — if and when — it becomes available.
Lincolnton played at Bandys in a high school varsity game on Thursday night — Lincolnton won 43-34 in a Catawba Valley 2A Athletic battle — and there was a game officials’ report filed with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) post-game.
The NCHSAA chooses not to discuss ejection reports on actions taken by NCHSAA board of directors-imposed rules governing its member schools; the “no comment, go to the schools involved for information and inquiries” is not an NCHSAA rule but a policy Commissioner Que Tucker has chosen to continue (most, if not all, previous commissioners also made that choice).
HobbsDailyReport.com has contacted both the Catawba County Schools and Lincoln County Schools with questions and concerns regarding information about what happened at the  game, if ejections were given (how many, if any, for each school) and how many players are subject to missing varsity games on Friday night (Maiden at Bandys; West Caldwell at Lincolnton).
Some video of a sequence of events has been posted on social media. It is of what happened at the end of the first half, after Bandys scored and tried to kick an extra point.
When we receive addtional info and a return of such — both school systems are subject to public records laws — we will update this situation.
Under state law, school systems are allowed “reasonable time” to answer inquiries from the public and the media.
The post below– from three days ago — is by BHS officials with an update on Bandys head coach Jason Barnes on Facebook from Barnes’ wife.
HobbsDailyReport.com normally would not post any health-related information because of privacy concerns but the post clearly indicates to the BHS community the injuries to Coach Barnes.
Thank you all for your concerns, thoughts and prayers for Coach Barnes. We wanted to update you all.
From Coach Barnes wife, Moriah:
Please thank our wonderful community for their texts and reaching out about Jason.
He will have an MRI on Tuesday.
He has a break in his fibula and bone has pulled away from the knee. Two torn hamstrings and a torn bicep.
He is still honestly in really good spirits!
Get well soon, Coach!

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