Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is the senior football analyst and founder of A life-long student of the game, he brings a unique perspective of the game from multiple angles, including that of a former coach. His work has been featured both locally and nationally, including FNF Magazine,, and ESPN U.


FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS 1928-1968 The North Carolina High School Athletic Conference served for many years as the athletic orginzation for historically black high schools.  The NCHSAC conducted classified state championships in several sports, certified officials and administered its athletic program.  Dr. Army Armstrong of Rocky Mount served as its commissioner for many years. Members of … …

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The Western North Carolina High School Activities Association was founded on December 10, 1929.  Charter members included Belmont, Concord, Kings Mountain, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Newton, Mooresville, Black Mountain, Cliffside, Hickory, Lenior, Marion, Morganton, and Rutherfordton-Spindale. The WNCHSAA grew to 42 members in four conferences before it was dissolved in June of 1977 and its members … …

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East-West All-Star Game

Established in 1948, the North Carolina Coaches Association was founded by Bob Jamieson, coach and athletic director at Greensboro High School, and Smith Barrier, the sports editor of the Greensboro Daily News.  The intent was to promote the growth of the high school coaching profession. The first North Carolina Coaching Clinc and East-West All-Star Game … …

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Recruiting Feature: More than speed for Currituck’s Foreman

In baseball, the term ‘five-tool player’ is given to a prospect that possesses all of the five tools that scouts look for.  If there was such a term for student-athletes who excel on and off the field, Currituck’s Dakwon Foreman would be deserving of such a description. Foreman, arguably one of the fastest football players … …

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Week 5 Red Zone Strength – CarolinaPreps Top-25 Power Rankings

The – Red Zone Sports Top-25 Football Power Rankings are released weekly following the competition of scheduled football games.  The rankings are determined by a board of football analyst who study each region and select teams based on a power scale instead of a poll system.   4A Classification School Record Last Week … …

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