DENVER, N.C. – As the website nears 900 stories/posts since launching on April 12, a reminder of why you can best follow high school football – for FREE – at HobbsDailyReport.com.
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*– Bandys High head coach Trent Lowman announces the No. 44 may not be issued every year. In honor of his father and former coach, Randy, the Trojans will issue that jersey to special players who impact the program.
— South Iredell’s star QB says he will play college football for Charlotte.
— Former South Caldwell High QB Marc Kirkpatrick, whose dad (Red) was the Spartans’ first head football coach, will guide South Caldwell this season.
**– Schedules released for all the schools in South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and revamped Northwestern 3A-4A.
— Two stars from last season’s East Lincoln High team won’t return, as they have transferred.
**– A list of the best varsity football seasons by area schools.
— Former East Lincoln High head football coach Mike Byus takes a head-coaching job in West Virginia.
**– A list of records for area varsity football teams in opening games since 1980.
**– First installment of ‘Did You Know?’
*– Feature story on former Bandys and Lenoir-Rhyne University player Justin McCombs, who is following his dad’s footsteps into coaching after being hired at Rocky River High.
*– Former Hickory High head coach John Worley and Scott Stilwell, a former Fred T. Foard assistant coach and head coach at North Lincoln, join the coaching staff at St. Stephens.
*– Justin Harper, a former Bandys star WR, NFL player with Baltimore and LRU assistant coach, leaves Hickory High without coaching a game. He was serving as associate head coach but received an offer too good to pass up as a college WR coach in Ohio.
**– Hobbs’ first Top 5 Things to Watch of the new season.
*– Two key players from last season at Bandys and Bunker Hill have changed schools, Hunter Burkett moving into a starting role for the Hickory Hawks and Bernie Briley playing at West Iredell after his family moved to Iredell County.
**– Most varsity football wins, the last 30 years.
— New high school football rules for 2017 season.
**– Leading returning rushers in the South Fork 2A.
**– Leading returning passers in the South Fork 2A.
— List of varsity football scrimmages for Aug. 9, Aug. 11.
**– Most varsity football wins, the last 20 years.
**– Tidbits from the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A 2016 season, based on league statistics.
**– Leading returning receivers in the South Fork 2A.