CVAC 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton-Conover Red Devils

Published Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

NEWTON-CONOVER RED DEVILS

 

(all at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Aug. 20 – at Polk County
Aug. 27 – at W. Iredell, 7 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Hickory
Sept. 17—at W. CALDWELL
Sept. 24—LINCOLNTON
Oct. 1—at E. BURKE
Oct. 8 – W. LINCOLN
Oct. 15—at BANDYS
Oct. 22—BUNKER HILL
Oct. 29—at MAIDEN

Conference: Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

Head coach: Steven Pack (16-25-0, 4 years; 6-11-0 at Newton-Conover, 2 years)

PACK

Assistant coaches: Chris Hinson, DC-assistant head coach; Chip Watts, OC; Logan Hollingshead, ILBs-JVs head coach; Sean Kilby, WRs; Dominique Bunn, OL; Jaden Adair, OL; Cameron Stanley, DBs; Jay Parrish, DL; Jacob Sigmon, OLBs; Kyuan McClain, WRs

Last season’s records: 2-4 overall; 2-4 South Fork 2A, fifth place

Last season’s results: LINCOLNTON, L 13-27; BANDYS, W 32-14; at W. LINCOLN, L 19-27; at N. LINCOLN, W 27-16; MAIDEN, L 14-33; at E. LINCOLN, L 7-30

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2019, 2A

Last state playoff victory: 2019, d. Thomasville 28-18, first round

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 29

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: 15, 2012 (share) Catawba Valley Athletic 2A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 11

Returning lettermen: 8

OFFENSE

Set: Spread

Returning starters: 5

Leading returning rusher: Ben Watson, 5-11, 215, Jr. (11-49, no TDs)

Leading returning passer: J.J. Brawley, 5-19, 165, Jr. (0-3-1, no yards, no TDs)

Leading returning receiver: Zane Redmond, 6-2 ½, 173, Sr. (24-274, no TDs)

Other key returnees: Aquan Cauthen, 6-0, 160, Sr., WR; Owen Clark, 6-2, 210, Jr., OL; Ben Watson, 5-11, 215, Jr., RB; Rakim Morre, 5-11, 165, Jr., WR

Top newcomers: Logan Cheatam, 6-1, 245, Soph., OL; Caiden Rowe, 5-8, 170, Jr., RB; Demarcus Beatty, 5-7, 175, Sr. WR; Javon Barber, 5-8, 155, Sr., WR; Aiden Luangkhot, 6-0, 160, Soph., QB

DEFENSE

Set: 3-4

Returning starters: 6

Players to watch: Aquan Cauthen, 6-0, 160, Sr., DB; Zane Redmond, 6-2 ½, 173, Sr., DB; Devin Crawford, 6-2, 195, Sr., DB; Xavion Coulter, 5-11, 220, Sr., ILB; Ben Watson, 5-11, 215, Jr., ILB; J.J. Brawley, 5-9, 165, Jr., OLB; Jayce Harrison-Young, 5-11, 20-5, Jr., ILB; Brandon Deal, 6-5, 210, Soph., DE; D.J. Allred, 6-1, 255, Jr., DT

 

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