HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hickory’s Everhart back at South Caldwell for senior season

Published Saturday, July 17th, 2021

He threw for nearly 1,000 yards as

a junior but will play TE for Spartans

 

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

HUDSON – Nick Everhart, who would have been the second-leading returning passer in the Western Foothills 3A after averaging nearly 100 yards per game for Hickory High last season, will now be playing at South Caldwell.

Everhart was a student-athlete at South Caldwell as a freshman and spent his sophomore and junior seasons at Hickory.

JUSTICE

South Caldwell’s new head coach, Casey Justice, said Everhart is working out at tight end for the Spartans. Returnees Will Connor (7-9-1 for 59 yards) and Joe Bolick (3-5-0, 20 yards) will battle for the Spartans’ starting quarterback spot.

Last season, when Hickory (0-7) went winless, Everhart unofficially threw for 696 yards (99.4 yards per game) by completing 55 of 126 passes with five touchdowns and five interceptions. He added 44 rushes for 53 yards and two scores.

South Caldwell, 3-3 last season, remains in a Northwestern 3A-4A revised by statewide realignment with Ashe County, Alexander Central, Freedom, Hibriten and Watauga.

Everhart’s move makes him the leading returner passer in the new conference, well ahead of Watauga’s Carlton Horine (67.2 yards per game).

The league graduated many of its starting quarterbacks.

Connor is third among the returning quarterbacks in the new conference.

Justice, a former starting quarterback at South Caldwell, debuts as head coach on Aug. 20 with a home game against West Caldwell.

SOUTH CALDWELL’S 2021 VARSITY SCHEDULE

Aug. 20 – W. Caldwell

Aug. 27 – at Hickory

Sept. 3 – Hickory Hawks

Sept. 10 – Bandys

Sept. 17—at Hibriten (non-conference)

Oct. 1—at WATAUGA

Oct. 8 – FREEDOM

Oct. 15—at ALEXANDER CENTRAL

Oct. 22—at ASHE COUNTY

Oct. 29—HIBRITEN

 

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