COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wingate lands 4 from area, including Foard’s Siemer

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com WINGATE – Wingate University’s football program in 2020 will include four players from the Greater Hickory area, highlighted by the signing of Fred T. Foard running back Corey Siemer. The Bulldogs have also signed Freedom offensive lineman Austin Lowery and McDowell multi-position player Richard Handy. Bunker Hill lineman Aaron Bryant is also headed to Wingate as a preferred walk-on. …

LRU FOOTBALL: Recruiting class includes trio of players from local schools

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The first recruiting class for new Lenoir-Rhyne University football head coach Mike Jacobs includes 27 players, three of them from local high schools. The Bears announced they’ve signed St. Stephens running back Matthew Hancock (5-foot-11, 210 pounds) and offensive linemen Grayson Lineberger (6-2, 280) of Hickory and Jacob Clark (6-2, 270) of Hibriten. Hancock also played defense …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne downs Newberry, runs home win streak to 9

Published Monday, September 23rd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s home win streak reached nine on Saturday as the Bears opened conference play with a 34-17 victory over Newberry. LRU (3-0, 1-0 South Atlantic Conference) won the Bishops’ Trophy with quarterback Grayson Willingham going 15 of 20 for 176 yards and a touchdown. That moved him to third all-time for passing TDs with the Bears …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears score 28 unanswered points, run win streak to 12

Published Sunday, September 15th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com RICHMOND, Va. – Lenoir-Rhyne University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday to run its football win streak to 12 games by beating Virginia Union 28-11 on the road. Dareke Young, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound junior running back from Raleigh, scored a career-high three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead LRU (2-0). LRU returns home to …