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August 11th, 2014
Weather on Monday has affected the prep football scrimmage schedule.
Bandys, which was supposed to host South Point and South Iredell in a tri-scrimmmage at 6 p.m. Monday, has postponed that scrimmage until the same time on Wednesday.
The scrimmage between Maiden and Watauga in Boone is still on as of noon Monday.
Below is a complete list of prep football scrimmages this week:
Two years ago, Zach Bumgarner and Tanner Fleming were battling each other as rivals on the prep gridiron.
Now, both Charlotte 49er football players share the same side of the field heading into the programâ€™s second-ever season.
Bumgarner, who played offensive tackle and served as longsnapper last season, made the move to defensive line this past season and changed his physique.
Thursday was the first official day of contact practice for prep football teams in North Carolina.
Newton-Conover hosted its first contact drills at the teamâ€™s practice field on Thursday.
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The Fred T. Foard Tigers continued football practices on Wednesday.
A total of 85 players suited up for Foard, including 45 on the varsity squad and 40 on the junior varsity level.
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St. Stephens received a high turnout from its youth football camp this week.
A total of 92 young people from second through eighth grade were at the camp for its second day on Tuesday.
The third official practice for high school football teams took place Monday, including at Newton-Conover High School.
It was the first of the practices in the afternoon for the Red Devils and also the first in shoulder pads, testing N-CHSâ€™s football players.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Derek Anderson has to be ready at a momentâ€™s notice.
The Carolina Panthers back-up quarterback is not only prepared to step in to play if starter Cam Newton takes place, but also is preparing to become a father.
Despite receiving multiple offers in the offseason, Anderson re-signed with the Panthers on March 14.
Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on his two victories at the prestigious event.
Despite two drivers â€” Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt â€” winning at Indiapolis in the Sprint Cup Series before him, Jarrett was the first driver to â€śkiss the bricksâ€ť following his first of two victories at the Brickyard back in 1996.
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1 guard was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game in Greensboro.
Story scored four points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the West to a 82-68 victory against the East in the exhibition contest.