NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Freedom rides defense, air game past St. Stephens

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Freedom High’s defense dominated and quarterback Jayden Birchfield threw for more than 300 yards and two scores in a 49-0 romp past host St. Stephens on Friday night to open Northwestern 3A-4A play. The Patriots held the Indians to fewer than 25 rushing yards and led 35-0 en route to beating St. Stephens for the sixth time …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: W. Iredell keeps Draughn winless by scoring final 36 points

HobbsDailyReport.com VALDESE – West Iredell High scored the game’s final 36 points on Friday night to turn back Draughn 45-20 in a Northwestern Foothills 2A opener for both teams at Draughn. Draughn — still chasing head coach Chris Powell’s first win — opened a two-score lead in the first quarter and led 14-9 at the half and 20-9 after quarterback …

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A: Hibriten smacks Bears, runs win streak to 22 games

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Hibriten High continued red-hot on Friday night in its conference football opener, steamrolling visiting Bunker Hill 55-0 to run its win streak to 22 straight games. Running back McKinley Witherspoon ran for three scores – on runs of 3, 50 and 45 yards – to lead the Panthers (6-0, 1-0), who are defending Northwestern Foothills 2A and …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Junior varsity standings, schedule

HobbsDailyReport.com JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Sept. 13) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                     Conf.                   All Bandys                                                    0-0                        3-0 E. Lincoln                                              0-0                        0-3 LN Charter                                            0-0                       0-2 Lincolnton                                            0-0                        2-1 Maiden                                                  0-0                       2-1 Newton-Conover                             0-0                       3-0 N. Lincoln                                            0-0                        2-1 W. Lincoln                                           0-0                        3-0 Thursday’s games …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Foard’s Siemer wins Golden Helmet Award for Week 5

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High junior running back Corey Siemer is the WNNC Oldies 101.3 FM Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award winner for Week 5 of the football season. Siemer ran 24 times for 249 yards and for 100 yards for the third time this season last Wednesday night as Fred T. Foard (1-4) picked up its first win …