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

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

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

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 …