HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: McDowell in market for new head coach after Morgan goes to A.C. Reynolds

Published Saturday, May 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – McDowell High will have a new head coach in football next season in the Northwestern 3A-4A, where five of the schools have hired new leaders since 2016. Andy Morgan, the Titans’ head coach for three years, has resigned to accept an assistant coaching job at A.C. Reynolds. Morgan replaced Carson Gowan after the 2015 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ponder ponders future, accepts job as West Lincoln head coach

Published Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – It’s hard to beat good timing, and new West Lincoln High head football coach Darren Ponder is excited about where things are for him. Ponder — defensive coordinator for the Rebels last season — was named head coach on Wednesday after that was approved by the Lincoln County Board of Education. He’ll now prepare …

HIBRITEN FOOTBALL: Thomas signs to play at Western Carolina (photo)

Published Friday, February 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Skylin Thomas, who sparked Hibriten High as it went 14-1 last season, signed Wednesday to play college football at Western Carolina. Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 188-pound running back-strong safety, signed in grant-in-aid at Hibriten. He had 24 carries for 330 yards and three touchdowns this season and also caught 13 passes for 273 yards with four scores. Defensively, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Reports say Glass will be next head football coach at Lincolnton

Published Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Former Patton leader has resigned after one year at Eastern Guilford HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – There’s no direct confirmation from Lincolnton High’s athletic department but two newspaper reports on Tuesday say Joe Glass is leaving Eastern Guilford to become the Wolves’ next head football coach. The Burlington Times News has reported the resignation of Glass at Eastern Guilford and its story …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Gettys to guide Foard for second tenure

Published Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High’s shot at making the state playoffs in three straight seasons for the third time in its 60-year football history is back in the hands of Ryan Gettys. Gettys — the Tigers’ head coach for eight years (2003-10) — was introduced Tuesday morning as the replacement for Derrick Minor, who stepped …