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.

East-West All-Star week wrap-up

2013 marked the 65th year for the North Carolina Coaching Clinic and East-West All-Star Games, and with a move in venues, it made the football game one to remember. For the first time in the history of the game, the East-West All-Star Football Game was played somewhere other than Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School.  … …

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Excitement builds as Marvin Ridge prepares to kickoff 2013 season

MARVIN – There was a buzz in the air on Saturday morning as the Marvin Ridge High School football program held their media day festivities.  Several hundred parents and supporters of the team filled the practice field for team photos, a cookout, and media availability. Since taking over as head football coach in the spring, … …

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4-AA powers face-off in preseason scrimmage

ROCKINGHAM – Two gridiron powers collided in Rockingham this morning in what could be a preview of the 4-AA Eastern Finals to be played in December.  The Garner Trojans, ranked fifth in the 4-A preseason rankings traveled down U.S. 1 to face the sixth-ranked Richmond County Raiders in a preseason scrimmage. The scrimmage, held … …

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Week 2 Top-10 Football Power Ranking

The – Red Zone Sports Top-10 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 1. Charlotte Mallard … …

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