HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Trojans rally, topple Indians in double overtime

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Bandys High always enjoys a good start — especially if it has a little hard work involved — and the Trojans had to put in some OT to get a football victory on Friday night. Down at one point by three touchdowns, the Trojans rallied and eventually beat host St. Stephens 42-40 in double overtime to win …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: West Caldwell shuts out East Burke in opener

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com ICARD – West Caldwell High’s players didn’t get an opportunity to play directly under the instruction of their new head coach on Friday night but they pulled together and opened the season with a 35-0 victory over East Burke on the road. New head coach Devore Holman has been away addressing some knee problems and associate head coach Neil …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Shelby needs late score to nip Freedom

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com MORGANTON – Powerful Shelby got a test in its season opener – also the debut of Jim Bob Bryant as head football coach at Freedom – in the first game of the season for both teams. The Golden Lions needed a late score to win 14-7. Shelby opened the 2016 season in Shelby by overpowering the Patriots 49-0. Freedom’s …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Panthers roll past Robinson behind Witherspoon

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com LENOIR – Getting two scoring runs and a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Gee Witherspoon powered Hibriten High to a 33-6 home victory over Concord Robinson on Friday night. Witherspoon, who last season averaged 6.1 yards a carry as the Panthers went 14-1 and reached a West title game, had TD runs of 1 and 5 yards …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Mayfield-led Maiden crushes Fred T. Foard

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – Keygan Mayfield made his return to the Maiden High football lineup a big one on Friday night. Mayfield, who played for the Blue Devils as a sophomore and then played last season at Davidson Day, had 290 yards of total offense as visiting Maiden pounded Fred T. Foard 37-14 in the first game of the season for …