HS FOOTBALL: Best receiving years since 2000 in Catawba County topped by Blue Devils’ McClain

HobbsDailyReport.com In the previous 18 high school football seasons, nine receivers posted 1,000-yard years, led by Petey McClain of Maiden with 1,449 yards in 2005. The top seasons over that period were from Bandys in five seasons, Maiden twice and one each from Fred T. Foard and one from Newton-Conover. In addition to McClain’s 1,449 yards, top top single-season marks …

HS FOOTBALL: The 9 Catawba County rushers with 2K yards since 2000 (2 did it twice)

HobbsDailyReport.com TOP RUSHING SEASONS IN CATAWBA COUNTY (2000-2017) Editor’s note: This list is copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com and may not be reproduced or republished in its entirety without permission. Email Chris Hobbs at hobbsdailyreport@gmail.com to request that permission. Season                        Player/School                                            Att.-Yards                         TDs 2016                                Caleb Farley, Maiden                               191-2,481                     37 2006                               Tommy Henry, Maiden                           409-2,402                   36 …

HS FOOTBALL: Leading rusher in Catawba County from Maiden 8 times since 2000

HobbsDailyReport.com In the previous 18 high school football seasons, only one player led Catawba County in rushing in three consecutive seasons – running back Tommy Henry of Maiden. Maiden has had the biggest ground-gainer in eight of those 18 seasons, and former Blue Devils star Caleb Farley led the county as a sophomore (playing running back) and senior (playing quarterback) …

STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Tidbits, history for Alex, Catawba, Caldwell teams

HobbsDailyReport.com BASEBALL PLAYOFF TIDBITS ON AREA  TEAMS (Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell counties only) (All facts are from playoff format/brackets started in 1984 through last season and all career coaching records of head coaches are unofficial:) WEST 2A No. 27 HIBRITEN (11-10) at No. 6 BUNKER HILL (19-5), 7 p.m. Head coaches: Gabe Gragg, Hibriten, 33-28, third season; Marty Curtis, Bunker Hill, …