HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Bandys, Hibriten, Watauga advance to third round

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS Note: To review scores and pairings statewide in all eight classification championships, visit  and review updated bracket at www.nchsaa.org (Sports, click football under drop down menu): NEXT FRIDAY’S THIRD ROUND GAMES West 2AA No. 3 BANDYS (12-1) at No. 1 HIBRITEN (13-0), 7:30 p.m. No. 8 N. LINCOLN (10-3) at No. 4 Shelby (10-3), 7:30 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Joseph makes his mark as prolific Trojans kicker

Editor’s note: This story and the accompanying compiled statistics included from files and extensive research by HobbsDailyReport.com are copyrighted and can’t be republished or broadcast without permission. To inquire about that permission, contact Chris Hobbs at chobbs001@att.net. Joseph has set single-season mark for most extra points, cleared 100 career kicking points HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High’s football record book — …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans’ Howard wins Golden Helmet Player of Year Award

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – In a season of milestones, Bandys High senior running back Ethan Howard added another one on Tuesday – the 2018 Oldies 101.3 FM WNNC Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Player of the Year. Howard has rushed 245 times for 1,985 yards to move 109 yards away from setting a school single-season record for rushing yardage. Bandys (11-1) plays at …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans’ Howard makes good on boast to his mom

On trips home from youth practice, he always said he would be Bandys’ all-time rushing leader By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard can relate to what a young boy – or boys – watching him make football history on Friday night at Bandys High’s Butler Stadium might be thinking. Howard, a 5-foot-10, 240-pound senior running back, ran for …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans’ Howard gained 220 yards on record-setting night

He’s 109 yards away from also setting single-season rushing school record   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard’s rushing total on a record-setting night against Franklin has been confirmed as 24 carries for 220 yards, Bandys High head football coach Tom Eanes said Sunday. Howard broke Bandys’ career rushing record previously held by Chris Spade (4,064 in 2003-2004) …