HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Former Hickory head coach Larry Wittenberg dies

Published Monday, July 15th, 2019

Receiving is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, funeral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Larry A. Wittenberg, who succeeded a legendary head football coach at Hickory High in the mid-1980s by guiding teams that shared three league titles in his seven seasons, has died. Wittenberg, 79, passed on Saturday at his residence, and Bass-Smith Funeral …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: McDowell hires former Avery County head coach to lead program

Published Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – Darrell Brewer, who last coached football in 2015 at Avery County High, is taking over as the new head coach at McDowell High. Brewer replaces Andy Morgan, who resigned May 17 at three seasons at McDowell. The Titans went 11-24 under Morgan. He left to become an assistant coach at A.C. Reynolds. Approval of a teaching contract …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Biggerstaff back as West Caldwell’s head coach

Published Thursday, April 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – West Caldwell High on Thursday welcomed the return of its all-time winningest head football coach. In a press release, the Warriors’ athletic department named Mike Biggerstaff – whose West Caldwell teams from 1979 through 1987 went 75-21 – as the next head football coach. The field at West Caldwell’s Thuss Stadium was named after …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hibriten promotes Mackey to head coach

Published Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Defensive coordinator replacing Clay Lewis, who is leaving to be head coach at Chesnee, S.C.   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Hibriten High moved rapidly to select its ninth head football coach since the late 1970s, promoting defensive coordinator Sam Mackey to the post on Wednesday. In a joint announcement by press release that Clay Lewis has resigned and …