COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Reports say Huff leaving LRU, star WR picks Bears, Maiden star going to Western Carolina

Published Thursday, April 9th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com Local football moves, from tweets by Lenoir-Rhyne University broadcaster JuJuPhillips: — Lenoir-Rhyne University running back Zay Huff, a former Maiden High star, is transferring to Glenville State to play for former LRU head coach Mike Kellar. Phillips’ tweet says Huff will have two years of eligibility left. There’s no confirmation on either LRU or Glenville State football websites but …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Jacobs’ debut as Lenoir-Rhyne head coach set for Sept. 5

Published Thursday, March 19th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Mike Jacobs’ debut as head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be Sept. 5 at St. Augustine’s. The Bears announced a 2020 schedule this week, and it includes five home games. Jacobs’ home debut comes Sept. 12 in a 6 p.m. game against Virginia Union. He came to LRU after four seasons at head coach at Notre …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wingate lands 4 from area, including Foard’s Siemer

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com WINGATE – Wingate University’s football program in 2020 will include four players from the Greater Hickory area, highlighted by the signing of Fred T. Foard running back Corey Siemer. The Bulldogs have also signed Freedom offensive lineman Austin Lowery and McDowell multi-position player Richard Handy. Bunker Hill lineman Aaron Bryant is also headed to Wingate as a preferred walk-on. …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne downs Newberry, runs home win streak to 9

Published Monday, September 23rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s home win streak reached nine on Saturday as the Bears opened conference play with a 34-17 victory over Newberry. LRU (3-0, 1-0 South Atlantic Conference) won the Bishops’ Trophy with quarterback Grayson Willingham going 15 of 20 for 176 yards and a touchdown. That moved him to third all-time for passing TDs with the Bears …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears score 28 unanswered points, run win streak to 12

Published Sunday, September 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RICHMOND, Va. – Lenoir-Rhyne University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday to run its football win streak to 12 games by beating Virginia Union 28-11 on the road. Dareke Young, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound junior running back from Raleigh, scored a career-high three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead LRU (2-0). LRU returns home to …