HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Greyhounds force OT, edge Hickory by making PAT

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Many of the pieces seemed to come together on Friday night for Hickory High’s football team under new head coach Russell Stone, but not quite enough to win. Visiting Statesville rallied with 13 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then nipped the Red Tornadoes 27-26 via a game-deciding PAT by Zach Nicholson. Nicholson had missed …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Anderson leads Alex Central to win over Burns

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com TAYLORSVILLE – Quarterback Gunnar Anderson generated 171 yards of offense and scored twice, including a game-winning touchdown on Friday night for Alexander Central High. Anderson ran 12 times for 53 yards with his 1-yard run with two minutes, 45 seconds to play helping the Cougars beat visiting Burns 28-23 to open the season. He also completed 10-of-14 passes for …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Devils hit groove, crunch Bears by scoring 51

Published Saturday, August 19th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – A high-octane offense and swarming defensive front line sparked Newton-Conover High’s take-no-prisoners 51-0 victory over visiting Bunker Hill to start the football season on Friday night. With their defense holding the Bears to 63 yards and their offense generating 30 points in one quarter – the second – the Red Devils cruised by scoring …

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 …