Bandys head coach injured but on the
job, will guide Trojans against Maiden
By CHRIS HOBBS
Bandys athletic director Brandon Harbinson on Tuesday clarified the Trojans had one ejection while a Lincoln County Schools (LCS) officials said via email the Wolves will be without one player.
Bandys is at home Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Maiden while West Caldwell visits Lincolnton (7:30 p.m.) in Catawba Valley Athletic 2A games.
The ejections come from a skirmish at the end of the first half last Thursday in the Wolves’ 43-34 victory, just after the Trojans scored and while they were trying to kick an extra point.
As a matter of privacy, HobbsDailyReport.com will not report any specifics about the student-athletes, only the number each team it without.
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).
Bandys is also dealing with having head coach Jason Barnes injured (read details at the bottom of the story re the nature of his injuries, etc.).
On Monday, Harbinson said Barnes is working this week and will guide the Trojans against the Blue Devils.
HobbsDailyReport.com has contacted both the Catawba County Schools (CCS) and LCS with questions regarding information about what happened at the game.
Some video of a sequence of events has been posted on social media.
hen we receive additional info and a return of such requests — both school systems are subject to public records laws — HobbsDailyReport.com will update this situation, if needed
Under state law, school systems are allowed “reasonable time” to answer inquiries from the public and the media.
The Facebook post below — from several days ago — is by BHS officials over the weekend with an update on Barnes 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 nature of Coach Barnes’ multiple injuries.
No details about when in the game — and where and how Barnes was injured — have been detailed by BHS or CCS, and HobbsDailyReport.com has not yet discussed that with Barnes, as those details are private.
·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!￼