NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Hickory Red Tornadoes

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

2019 SCHEDULE
(all games at 7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 23—Statesville
Aug. 30—Hibriten (E)
Sept. 6—Newton-Conover
Sept. 13—at Hunter Huss
Sept. 20—Winston-Salem Reagan
Sept. 27—at McDOWELL
Oct. 4—FREEDOM
Oct. 11—at WATAUGA
Oct. 25—at S. CALDWELL
Nov. 1—ALEXANDER CENTRAL
Nov. 8—at ST. STEPHENS

HICKORY RED TORNADOES

Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A

Head coach: Russell Stone (273-166-5, 38 years; 11-12 at Hickory, 2 years)

Last season’s records: 5-6 overall; 3-4 Northwestern 3A-4A, tie for fourth place

BY THE NUMBERS

 OVERALL

Returning starters: 13

Returning lettermen: 23

OFFENSE

Returning starters: 6

Leading returning rusher: Cody Young, 5-9, 175, Sr. (146-1,137, 19 TDs in 8 games)

Leading returning passer: Jason Martin, 6-3, 230, Sr. (42-90-5, 678 yards, 5 TDs playing for S. Caldwell; out 4 to 6 weeks with broken collarbone)

Leading returning receivers: Davis Amos, 6-7, 219, Sr. (31-293, 6 TDs); Cody Young, 5-9, 175, Sr. (10-143, no TDs in 8 games); Lane Logan, 5-11, 180, Sr. (16-181, no TDs).

DEFENSE

Returning starters: 7

Players to watch: Sebastian Parish, MLB, 5-0, 235, Sr.; Jack Tomlinson, LB, 6-2, 190, Soph.; Tristan Rankin, S, 6-2, 199, Sr.; Deandre Carlton, DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Elijah Milsap, DB, 5-10, 180, Sr.; Zane Huey, DB, 5-8, 170, Sr. DeMontrae Bryant, DL, 6-1, 280, Jr.

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