HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ex-Freedom coach ready for new season in mountains

HobbsDailyReport.com A good read from The Asheville Citizen Times — which does an excellent job of high school coverage in Western North Carolina — from a conversation with former Freedom High head football coach Brandon Allen, now head football coach at North Buncombe High. Allen left Waynesville Tuscola to become the new head football coach at Freedom, replacing Blair Hardin, …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern 3A-4A’s leading returning rushers

HobbsDailyReport.com Editor’s note: Compiled by HobbsDailyReport.com, in cooperation with The Lenoir News-Topic. The content is otherwise copyrighted and should not be published without the written consent of HobbsDailyReport.com (linking to the post is OK). LEADING RETURNING RUSHERS NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A (ALL totals are UNOFFICIAL) RUSHING (500 or more yards) Player, school                                               …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Watauga’s Friday scrimmage now in Boone

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE (As of Thursday) Note: Start times are those originally provided… generally not a bad idea to arrive a half-hour before the listed start time as other factors (weather, etc.) could mean an early/earlier start. FRIDAY Alexander Central, Maiden, Hickory, W. Lincoln at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 6 p.m. (Admission $5) Bandys at W. Iredell, JVs at 5:30 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Northwestern Foothills 2A’s leading returning rushers

HobbsDailyReport.com Editor’s note: Compiled by HobbsDailyReport.com, in cooperation with The Lenoir News-Topic. The content is otherwise copyrighted and should not be published without the written consent of HobbsDailyReport.com (linking to the post is OK). LEADING RETURNING RUSHERS NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A (ALL totals are UNOFFICIAL) RUSHING (500 or more yards) Player, school                                        Att-Yards                   PG               TDs …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hickory’s top 5 rushers in last 20 seasons

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — The five best rushing totals, by season, over the previous 20 years for Hickory High’s Red Tornadoes: TOP 5 RUSHING SEASONS (last 20 years, 2002-2016) Player                              Year                Att.-Yds.         TDs Darrien Burch              2007                237-2,208*      31* Darrien Burch             2006                278-1,952        18 Antony Foust               1999                220-1,441        21* Carlos Shade              2004                216-1,438*      12 Jahiz Linebarger        2013                …