HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Murphy (1A), Tarboro (1AA) collect state title trophies

Published Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Ex-Bandys head coach Trent Lowman gets E. Surry to title game for third straight year   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Murphy and Tarboro won state varsity high school football championships on Saturday. Murphy, the West No. 4 seed, nipped East No. 5 Northside-Pinetown 14-7 at N.C. State to finish 10-1 and win a state title for the 10th time. Nine …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Salisbury (2AA), Mount Tabor (3AA) win state titles (summaries)

Published Thursday, May 6th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Salisbury and Mount Tabor won state varsity football championships on Thursday night. Salisbury, the No. 7 seed from the West, defeated East No. 2 seed St. Pauls 42-14 at N.C. State for a 2AA title. The Hornets finished a COVID-shortened season at 9-2, and St. Pauls finished 8-1. Salisbury won 52-12 at Maiden in the first …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick won’t return as head coach at South Caldwell

Published Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Former Spartans starting QB has decided to retire after 4 seasons, 3 postseason bids   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON – South Caldwell High’s Marc Kirkpatrick, a former starting quarterback at his alma mater, is retiring as Spartans head football coach. Kirkpatrick, the seventh head football coach in school history, is exiting after four seasons with an 11-30 record and …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Cavs have 3 of top 10 rushers, including champ

Published Sunday, April 18th, 2021

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A LEADERS (Unofficial, through end of regular season games) Note: The leaders are developed from game-by-game statistics provided by schools in the conference and by other media who cover the eight-team conference, as part of a cooperative effort that allows HobbsDailyReport.com to compile them. The leaders are copyrighted by HobbsDailyReport.com for use in either print and broadcast media …