NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Early interception return TDs power Watauga over South Caldwell

HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON – Sparked by two first-quarter interception returns for touchdowns, Watauga High rolled to a 46-12 road victory over South Caldwell on Friday night in Northwestern 3A-4A football. Grant Oliver and Zach West had pick-sixs in the first 12 minutes to help the Pioneers (5-0, 1-0) win and set up a key home game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Cougars hold Warriors to minus 37 yards, win 69-0

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High held West Caldwell to minus 47 yards offense on Friday night, rolling past the visiting Warriors 69-0 to open the Northwestern 3A-4A football season. The Cougars (6-0, 1-0) limited the Warriors (0-5, 0-1) to 27 rushes for minus 34 yards, and West Caldwell went 3-for-12 passing for minus 13 yards. Alexander Central — gaining …

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 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Standings through Friday’s games

HobbsDailyReport.com VARSITY FOOTBALL STANDINGS (through games of Thursday, Sept. 13) SOUTH FORK 2A                                                                                     Conf.                       All                      PF               PA Bandys                                                                1-0                            4-1                        217                  104 E. Lincoln                                                          1-0                             3-2                         167                  88 Newton-Conover                                         1-0                               3-2                            156                119 N. Lincoln                                                        1-0                                 3-2                          100            111 Maiden                                                              0-1                 …