BREAKING NEWS: Former Maiden star Farley opting out of final year at Virginia Tech

Published Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com Former Maiden High football star Caleb Farley, a defensive back at Virginia Tech who is a projected first round NFL Draft pick in 2021, has announced a decision to skip his final season of college football and begin working toward that draft. https://www.si.com/college/virginiatech/football/virginia-tech-defensive-back-caleb-farley-opts-out-of-college-football-season-will-prepare-for-nfl-draft Here is former Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley’a announcement that he is opting out of the …

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 …