HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hickory’s Young repeats as Golden Helmet winner

Published Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Hickory High running back Cody Young (center) won the Oldies 103 FM Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award for the second straight week after a record-setting rushing game of 361 yards against South Caldwell last Friday night. He’s pictured with HHS head coach Russell Stone (far left), his Red Tornadoes teammates and Josh Edmonson of WNNC (far right)./WNNC PHOTO

Week 1: Justice Craig, QB, Newton-Conover
Week 2: Chance Benfield, LB, St. Stephens
Week 3: Bryce Stober, QB, Hickory
Week 4: Montrell Stinson, WR-DB, Maiden
Week 5: Corey Siemer, RB, Fred T. Foard
Week 6: Ethan Howard, RB, Bandys
Week 7: Xavian King, RB, St. Stephens
Week 8: Desmond Anderson, QB, Bunker Hill
Week 9: RB Cody Young, RB, Hickory
Week 10: RB Cody Young, RB, Hickory


A record-breaking performance gained Hickory High junior running back Cody Young the Oldies 101.3 FM WNNC Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award for Week 10 of the football season.

He also won the award in Week 9 after rushing 13 times for nearly 200 yards and scoring five TDs as Hickory won 68-21 over West Caldwell on the road.

Last Friday night, Young rushed 31 times for 361 yards in the Red Tornadoes’ 55-54 home win over South Caldwell and broke the school single-game rushing record previously set by Jahiz Linebarger.

Young also tied another school record, becoming only the third player in school history to rush for seven TDs in a game. Pinkie James did that in 1928, and Darrien Burch did it in 2007.

Update: The Week 8 winner was Desmond Anderson of Bunker Hill, a wide receiver/quarterback/defensive back who led the Bears to a 37-20 victory on Oct. 5 over Draughn for their first win of the season.

Anderson for three scores and threw for two others as Bunker Hill handed head coach Patrick Clark his first career victory.

Bunker Hill High quarterback Desmond Anderson, shown with his teammates, Bears head coach Patrick Clark (far left) and Josh Edmonson of WNNC (right), won a Golden Helmet for Week 8 after leading a victory over Draughn./WNNC PHOTO

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