Maiden football program in turmoil

Maiden High School's football program appears to be in turmoil.

Players, parents and boosters in the Maiden community say Buddy King will not coach the high school football team this year.

The school hired King in February following the November resignation of Brian Brown, who led the Maiden football program for four years.

Maiden High School Principal Dwayne Finger, Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger and other school and district officials did not return calls from The O-N-E to confirm King's status.

For details on the Maiden community's response to the Maiden football coach situation, see our PERSPECTIVES page, where one letter writer seeks a return of former coach Tom Brown:

For more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise.