HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sipe’s passing boosts Blue Devils in victory over Tigers

HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN – With a renewed focus and new quarterback at the controls of its offense, Maiden High got the season-opening football victory it came for on Friday night. Junior Bain Sipe made his first varsity start — throwing for more than 200 yards and an early score on a long pass – as the Blue Devils edged visiting Fred …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A ROUNDUP: Cougars’ running game too much for Burns

Editor’s note: Game stories on Hickory and St. Stephens will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com A.J. Miller ran for 99 yards and Tevin Clark added 78 and two scoring runs on Friday night, leading Alexander Central High to a 40-7 road victory in its season-opener against Burns. The Cougars (1-0) exploded for 20 points in the third quarter …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A ROUNDUP: Hefty Hibriten hammers Robinson, wins 17th straight game

Editor’s note: Game stories on Bunker Hill and Fred T. Foard will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com Hibriten High’s new football season started on Friday night much like its last one ended. The Panthers — playing at Concord Robinson and beginning defense of their state 2AA title — rolled 41-7 to win their 17th straight game. Hibriten went …

SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: West Lincoln overwhelms Draughn, wins opener 53-0

Editor’s note: Game stories on Bandys, Maiden and Newton-Conover will be posted separately on the website. HobbsDailyReport.com West Lincoln High had more than 400 yards on offense and forced five turnovers on Friday night, opening the football season with a 53-0 road victory over Draughn. The Rebels recovered four fumbles and limited the Wildcats to fewer than 70 yards, starting …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Bandys head coach Tom Eanes talks about Friday night’s win over St. Stephens (video)

HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Bandys High head football coach Tom Eanes talks about the Trojans’ 42-28 home victory on Friday night over St. Stephens (video link below). Bandys grabbed an early 21-0 lead, scoring twice on special teams play before having to run an offensive play against the Indians, and then had to battle back from a 28-27 deficit to win …