HIGH SCHOOLS: CarolinaPreps.com, NCPreps.com announce merger

Published Thursday, May 21st, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Two of the leading websites focused on coverage of high school football in North Carolina are merging. On Wednesday, Chris Hughes of CarolinaPreps.com announced his company is joining forces with NCPreps.com and publisher Deanna King, effective immediately. NCPreps.com began more than 30 years ago, developing from the work of Arnold Solomon, and King has been its …

BREAKING NEWS: Lincolnton hires ex-head coach as defensive coordinator, AD

Published Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tom Harper has previously been boss at E. Burke, Alex Central, Hickory and Fred T. Foard   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Tom Harper — a former head football coach in Alexander, Burke and Catawba counties — is moving to Lincolnton High as defensive coordinator and athletic director. Lincolnton head football coach Joe Glass welcomed Harper, who has been …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Devils’ Johnson says he will play at Duke

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Brandon Johnson, a top receiver and defensive back last season for an eight-win team at Newton-Conover High, announced this week he will play college football at Duke. Johnson (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) revealed his decision in a video he posted on twitter on his mother’s birthday (https://twitter.com/i/status/1258164531626467332). He indicated he also received offers or considered, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: N. Lincoln has 2 West All-Stars, team also includes Cougars’ Montgomery

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

West coaching staff includes Indians’ Hicks, ex-Hibriten head coach Cannon   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com GREENSBORO – The West All-Star football team includes five players from Greater Hickory area conferences – two of them from North Lincoln High – for a July game against the East. West head coach Doug Robertson, whose staff includes St. Stephens head coach Wayne Hicks …

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 …