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: McDowell in market for new head coach after Morgan goes to A.C. Reynolds

Published Saturday, May 18th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – McDowell High will have a new head coach in football next season in the Northwestern 3A-4A, where five of the schools have hired new leaders since 2016. Andy Morgan, the Titans’ head coach for three years, has resigned to accept an assistant coaching job at A.C. Reynolds. Morgan replaced Carson Gowan after the 2015 …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: King runs for career-best 319 as Indians nip Titans

Published Sunday, September 30th, 2018

St. Stephens wipes out early 13-point deficit, wins in first visit to Marion HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – St. Stephens High’s Xavian King had a breakout game, rushing for a career-high 319 yards and three scores, as the visiting Indians nipped McDowell 40-36 on Friday night in Northwestern 3A-4A football. The Indians (2-4, 1-1), playing at McDowell for the first time, snapped …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Young-led Red Tornadoes down McDowell in league opener

Published Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Making his second varsity start, Hickory High running back Cody Young led the Red Tornadoes to a 31-0 home victory over McDowell on Friday night. Young ran for more than 100 yards, scoring on runs of 15 68 and 2 yards, as the Red Tornadoes (3-1, 1-0) won their Northwestern 3A-4A opener. Hickory led 10-0 at the …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lees-McRae signs guard from McDowell

Published Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com MARION – Lees-McRae College’s recruiting class of eight in men’s basketball includes guard Kevin Silver from McDowell High. Silver averaged 17.6 points per game and shot 40 percent on 3-point attempts last season, when he was All-Northwestern 3A-4A and a Western North Carolina Blue-White All-Star. McDowell went 21-7 last season and was third in the Northwestern 3A-4A at 11-3, …