NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Greene leads Watauga to victory, start of 3-0

Alex Central wins, can get head coach career win No 125 on Friday Editor’s note: A game story on Hickory will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Quarterback Jackson Greene ran for 203 yards on eight carries – averaging 25.3 yards per carry – as Watauga High toppled visiting Avery County 58-7 on Friday night for a 3-0 start. …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Hibriten’s run game overpowering in 19th straight victory

Fat Friday rained out, reset for Monday at East Burke Editor’s note: Game stories on Bunker Hill and Fred T. Foard will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Hibriten High got four rushing touchdowns by McKinley Witherspoon and seven overall on Friday night, blasting visiting Ashe County 56-14 to continue its football win streaks. Witherspoon scored on runs of …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Unbeaten Maiden scores 68, mashes Cavaliers

Blue Devils’ defense hasn’t allowed a score in 2-0 start HobbsDailyReport.com ICARD – A crushing defense and another 200-yard passing game by Bain Sipe ignited Maiden High on Friday night as the visiting Blue Devils cruised past East Burke 68-0 to improve to 2-0. Maiden’s defense has not allowed a point yet by an opposing offense after the only points …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Strickland sparks Alex Central’s victory

New Watauga QB shines in win over Ashe County Editor’s note: A game story on St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Lyndon Strickland ran for three touchdowns and returned a fumble for another on Friday night, sparking Alexander Central High’s 50-7 victory over Wilkes Central that extends the Cougars’ win streak in the series to 15 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Burke County’s 4 schools using new helmet that helps detect head injuries

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Burke County’s high school football teams this year have a new tool that helps coaches with the impact of hits on players – a helmet by Riddell that alerts the coaches and trainers about possible concussions. The teams at Draughn, East Burke, Freedom and Patton are equipped with the helmets, the school system said in a press …