HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Murphy (1A), Tarboro (1AA) collect state title trophies

Published Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Ex-Bandys head coach Trent Lowman gets E. Surry to title game for third straight year   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Murphy and Tarboro won state varsity high school football championships on Saturday. Murphy, the West No. 4 seed, nipped East No. 5 Northside-Pinetown 14-7 at N.C. State to finish 10-1 and win a state title for the 10th time. Nine …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Ex-Bandys head coach guides team to state 1AA title game

Published Saturday, December 8th, 2018

East Surry wins West 1AA crown in Trent Lowman’s first season there   HobbsDailyReport.com STARMOUNT – The 73rd football game of Trent Lowman’s head-coaching career will be for all the marbles. Lowman, in his first season at East Surry High after five years as head coach at Bandys, his alma mater, collected a West 1AA championship on Friday night with …

CLARIFICATION: Lowman was Bandys starter in 1999, 2000 seasons

Published Monday, April 23rd, 2018

CLARIFICATION Stories posted last week about Trent Lowman’s decision to resign as head football coach at Bandys High and become head football coach at East Surry gave incorrect years for Lowman’s time as a varsity starting quarterback at his alma mater. The correct timeframe: After playing a bit on the 1997 varsity team at Bandys (he had one rush for …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lowman finds a good fit for second head-coaching job, is excited

Published Thursday, April 19th, 2018

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – There are so many things other than football that draw Trent Lowman’s interest – his family foremost among them – that he eventually knew the change he was about to make was the right one. Since his freshman year at Bandys High, he had spent time in 14 of the last 21 years or …