HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Freedom-Crest JV, varsity games cancelled

Published Monday, August 16th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON — Freedom High announced on Monday it has cancelled its first junior varsity and varsity football games of the year due to COVID. Patriots athletic director Antonio Lyerly said Thursday’s  Crest at Freedom JV game won’t be played and Friday’s Freedom at Crest varsity game is also off. He said the moves were COVID-related, and …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Schedule set for Burke County Jamboree at Freedom

Published Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – The schedule for the 2021 Burke County Jamboree for varsity football has been set. The event is Aug. 13 at Freedom High with a $10 admission. Gates open at 4:15 p.m. The schedule: Freedom vs. R-S Central, 5 p.m. Patton vs. Hickory Hawks, 6 p.m. E. Burke vs. W. Wilkes, 7 p.m. Draughn vs. …

BREAKING NEWS: Bunker Hill promotes defensive coordinator to head football coach

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

Albert Reid was 4-year football star at Freedom, also played at Western Carolina   Editor’s note: All records, stats, etc., included in graphics with this story and the story itself are copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com and can’t be used — partially or otherwise — in print or by broadcast media without crediting HobbsDailyReport.com upon usage. To request a waiver of that …

BREAKING NEWS: Former Freedom principal picked to guide Burke County Schools

Published Monday, June 7th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON — The Burke County Schools have named former Freedom High principal Mike Swan as the system’s new superintendent. The BCS Board of Education approved a contract offer to Swan a board meeting on Monday night, and the school system public information director provided a press release shortly thereafter. School board approvals of contracts are often …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West All-Star roster includes trio from area leagues

Published Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

West staff includes Wayne Hicks of St. Stephens, former Hibriten head coach Chuck Cannon   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO — Three of the top players from the Greater Hickory area will finish their high school football careers in West All-Star uniforms. West head coach Doug Robertson of Greensboro Page — whose staff includes former St. Stephens head coach Wayne …