NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Hickory Red Tornadoes

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY RED TORNADOES Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A. Head coach: Russell Stone (268-160-5, 37 years; 6-6 at Hickory, 1 year). Last season’s records: 6-6 overall; 4-3 Northwestern 3A-4A, tied for third place. Last season’s results: Statesville, L 26-27, OT; Newton-Conover, L 26-45; at Hunter Huss, W 28-27; at Bandys, W 33-10; at McDOWELL, W 36-13; FREEDOM, L 30-35; …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Fred T. Foard Tigers

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com FRED T. FOARD TIGERS Conference: Northwestern Foothills 2A. Head coach: Derrick Minor (43-33, 6 years; 12-12 at Foard, 2 years). Last season’s records: 9-4 overall; 4-5 Northwestern Foothills 2A, third place. Last season’s results: Maiden, L 14-37; at Bandys, W 23-17; at N. Lincoln, W 40-26; W. Lincoln, W 22-20; at St. Stephens, 2 54-35; at …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: East Burke Cavaliers

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com EAST BURKE CAVALIERS Conference: Northwestern Foothills 2A. Head coach: Mark Buffamoyer (12-44, 5 years; 2-9 at E. Burke, 1 year). Last season’s records: 2-9 overall; 1-5 Northwestern Foothills 2A, tied for fifth place. Last season’s results: W. Caldwell, L 0-35; at Maiden, L 6-50; at Freedom, L 8-48; Newton-Conover, L 6-44; W. Lincoln, W 32-26 OT; …

SOUTH FORK 2A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton-Conover Red Devils

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON-CONOVER RED DEVILS Conference: South Fork 2A. Head coach: Steven Pack (2-9, 1 year; first year at Newton-Conover). Last season’s records: 9-3 overall; 6-1 South Fork 2A, second place Last season’s results: Bunker Hill, W 51-0; at Hickory, W 45-26; at E. Burke, W 44-6; at Hibriten, L 17-18; LINCOLNTON, W 35-14; at BANDYS, W 55-7; …