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  1. Can anybody provide me with information about South Rowan. Returning starters.... Outlook for season....etc?
  2. and what is K-town Practice schedule?
  3. I'm sad to announce that our dear friend K63, aka Lane Stribling died tonight around 9pm. He's one of the original members of the site and former publisher of KannapolisFootball.com. He will be missed.
  4. Coaches, fans and forum followers, The work on Friday Night Football N.C. Magazine’s annual season preview edition continues. We publish the preview this summer - every high school will receive one and others may be purchased online and at various news stands. With a summer publication date, the pressure is on to complete team capsules and other stories very soon. I’m working on the “West,” “Midwest” and “Charlotte” regions and am lacking about 70 teams. I’ll keep making calls and sending emails directly to the schools, but any assistance you can provide by completing the online survey at www.fnfsurvey.com will be a great help. The teams I haven’t heard from or talked to follow. I know some of these are on the coach’s moving van, but any insight into the teams and returning athletes that can be provided by a coach or AD will help us produce a more complete preview. Midwest Alexander Central, Ashbrook, Bandys, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Carson, Kings Mountain, Newton-Conover, North Iredell, North Rowan, North Wilkes, South Caldwell, South Iredell, Statesville, Watauga, West Iredell, West Wilkes. West Andrews, Asheville School, Cherokee, Christ School, Erwin, Enka, Hayesville, Hendersonville, Madison, McDowell, Murphy, North Henderson, Pisgah, Polk County, Robbinsville, Rosman, Smoky Mountain, Swain County, T.C. Roberson, Thomas Jefferson Academy, Tuscola, Victory Christian Center. Charlotte Albemarle, Ardrey Kell, Berry Academy, Bessemer City, Butler, Cannon School, Cherryville, Community School of Davidson, Concord First Assembly, Concord Senior High, East Lincoln, Forest Hills, Garinger, Harding, Hickory Ridge, Highland School of Technology, Hopewell, Independence, Jay M. Robinson, Monroe, Mooresville, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, North Stanly, NW Cabarrus, Pine Lake Prep, Porter Ridge, Providence Day School, South Mecklenburg, Southlake Christian, Vance, West Charlotte, West Montgomery. Obviously, there are a lot of other teams across the state that will be profiled, and my colleagues at FNF N.C. Magazine will appreciate your assistance as well. Feel free to email me if you would like to share convenient time to call and discuss, mdwillardmd@yahoo.com. Thank you for any help you can provide. Michael Willard FNF N.C. Magazine
  5. Coaches, fans and forum followers, The work on Friday Night Football N.C. Magazine’s annual season preview edition continues. We publish the preview this summer - every high school will receive one and others may be purchased online and at various news stands. With a summer publication date, the pressure is on to complete team capsules and other stories very soon. I’m working on the “West,” “Midwest” and “Charlotte” regions and am lacking about 70 teams. I’ll keep making calls and sending emails directly to the schools, but any assistance you can provide by completing the online survey at www.fnfsurvey.com will be a great help. The teams I haven’t heard from or talked to follow. I know some of these are on the coach’s moving van, but any insight into the teams and returning athletes that can be provided by a coach or AD will help us produce a more complete preview. Midwest Alexander Central, Ashbrook, Bandys, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Carson, Kings Mountain, Newton-Conover, North Iredell, North Rowan, North Wilkes, South Caldwell, South Iredell, Statesville, Watauga, West Iredell, West Wilkes. West Andrews, Asheville School, Cherokee, Christ School, Erwin, Enka, Hayesville, Hendersonville, Madison, McDowell, Murphy, North Henderson, Pisgah, Polk County, Robbinsville, Rosman, Smoky Mountain, Swain County, T.C. Roberson, Thomas Jefferson Academy, Tuscola, Victory Christian Center. Charlotte Albemarle, Ardrey Kell, Berry Academy, Bessemer City, Butler, Cannon School, Cherryville, Community School of Davidson, Concord First Assembly, Concord Senior, East Lincoln, Forest Hills, Garinger, Harding, Hickory Ridge, Highland School of Technology, Hopewell, Independence, Jay M. Robinson, Monroe, Mooresville, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, North Stanly, NW Cabarrus, Pine Lake Prep, Porter Ridge, Providence Day School, South Mecklenburg, Southlake Christian, Vance, West Charlotte, West Montgomery. Obviously, there are a lot of other teams across the state that will be profiled, and my colleagues at FNF N.C. Magazine will appreciate your assistance as well. Feel free to email me if you would like to share convenient time to call and discuss, mdwillardmd@yahoo.com. Thank you for any help you can provide. Michael Willard FNF N.C. Magazine
  6. I'm trying to get a comprehensive list of the South Piedmont Conference Champions from 1952-2015 and I am stuck on just a few. Can anyone tell me who ended up winning the South Piedmont Conference in the following years? Thanks for your assistance!! 1979 1986 1987 1988
  7. Northwest Cabarrus has hired Charlie Gray as their twelfth coach in school history, replacing Rich Williams who stepped down after eight seasons leading the Trojans. Gray was the head coach at Hopewell this past season, and prior to that has been a longtime assistant at Mallard Creek as well as Salisbury. Gray comes very well respected by his peers in the coaching fraternity and should do a great job at Northwest. He already lives very close to the high school so his transition should be seamless.
  8. With Rich Williams stepping down, the Northwest Cabarrus head coaching position is open. Northwest Cabarrus (technically located in Kannapolis) is a 3A school in the South Piedmont Conference. The Trojans have been up and down during most of their existence but has enjoyed some moderate success from time to time. The pros to this job is the school system, the community, and certainly the proximity to the Charlotte area. This area would be a great place to relocate to and raise a family. There have been some big-time players come though, but the school has never enjoyed the same athletes and support as local rivals A.L. Brown and Concord. The only cons to the job would be the tough league but this is a very good position that should attract some interest. I've already been contacted by some local assistants and a coordinator at a Cabarrus Co. school, as well as a current head coach in CMS. Either of those would be great in this job.
  9. 4A West Top Bracket: #1 Dudley vs. McDowell #8 Watauga vs. #9 Southwest Guilford -- #5 Reagan vs. #12 A.L. Brown #4 South Caldwell vs. #13 High Point Central Bottom Bracket: #3 Charlotte Catholic vs. #14 Vance #6 T.C. Roberson vs. #11 Seventy-First -- #7 North Davidson vs. #10 Southeast Guilford #2 Scotland vs. #15 Davie My opinion: This is a very competitive bracket from top to bottom, but there are certainly some favorites and potential upsets. I don't think anyone will argue that Dudley is a shoe-in for the third round. Who they face is the big question. I feel this Friday's game between Reagan and Kannapolis will be the clash that determines who faces off against the Panthers. I feel Kannapolis is the favorite based on physical toughness, strength of defense, and strength of competition and schedule. While I've seen both teams multiple times, I feel Kannapolis not only has the offensive weapons to keep pace with Reagan's high-octane offense, but the Wonders more importantly have the defense to stop them in crucial situations. While I'm going to stop short of making this an out-right win for the boys in green, it's certainly the best game in the 4A this week and one I'm certain to see. High Point Central will be a tall task for South Caldwell. While I feel the Spartans could pull it off, I think both will face a potential stopping block against either Kannapolis or Reagan. The bottom bracket is just as interesting. While Charlotte Catholic is a machine and those kids are extremely well coached and run their system to perfection, I'd be scared to death to face Vance. I don't think, I know that Vance has the talent to stop the Catholic season and they could easily advance all the way to the finals as a #14 seed. However I do think Catholic will find a way to pull away late, but I won't call the shot and claim Catholic wins easy. This will be a fight. I think Seventy-First will give T.C. Roberson all kinds of fits and regardless of the long drive, the Falcons will come home victorious and most likely face Catholic, but we could also see a Vance at Seventy-First matchup win the second round as well, be prepared. North Davidson should have the firepower to beat Southeast Guilford but they could be deflated a bit after Friday's emotional win over West Forsyth. I think Mark Holcombe can find a way to get his troops grounded after that big win. Finally though, it's my opinion that they're all playing for second because I see Scotland going all the way to the 4th round and most likely defeating Dudley for the right to play for the championship.
  10. This week the 8-2 Wonders host the Titans of Hopewell High School out of Huntersville on Senior Night in K-Town and for their last regular season contest of the 2015 high school football season. The Titans will come into the contest at 0-5 in the MECKA, 1-9 overall after dropping a close affair to the Vance Cougars 14-13 Friday night. The Titans are coached by second year head coach Charlie Gray. For the Titans, it’s the same song different verse for the school playing in it’s sixteenth season since opening back in 2001. Since that time the Titans have recorded only four winning seasons and two seasons finishing at 500%, the rest have all been losing efforts, nine of them to be exact counting this 2015 season that will end for the Titans this Friday night in Kannapolis. So what do they have to lose? Absolutely nothing, which couldn’t make them more dangerous. When you have nothing to lose you play with reckless abandon and throw caution to the wind. That’s why you have to come to play, because anything can be expected from a team like this. They are playing for pride and nothing else. Proof is in the pudding the way they took Vance to the wire last Friday night. The Titans are led offensively by 6’6 Senior QB #1 Trey Faison who is 55 of 28 passing for 624 yards and 5 touchdowns. Faison is also an accomplished runner having carried the ball 59 times for 291 yards on the ground and 5 touchdowns. In the backfield are 6’1 170lb Senior RB #2 Kolby Colson who has amassed 291 yards on 59 carries. Faison’s favorite targets in the passing game are 6’1 185lb Junior WR #5 Isaiah Ely Bembry who has 39 receptions for 468 yards and 3 touchdowns. Next is 5’8 145lb Junior WR Tre Exume who has 6 receptions for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns, Rounding out the receiving core is 5’10 188lb Junior WR Elijah Patterson who has 4 receptions for 105 yards and 1 touchdown. The Titans will also throw in a backup QB in the 6’1 200lb Senior QB #12 Justin Morell who has thrown to Trey Faison 4 times this year for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. Morell has accounted for 460 total yards of offense when he has the ball and can be used in a variety of situations with his size. Defensively the Titans have some size up front, but giving up a little over 32 points per game would lead one to believe that they are not the most productive defense in the MECKA which could be the death nail for the Titans facing one of the more productive offensive teams in the MECKA. I’ve never been one to kick a team when their down, (unless of course you are the Concord Spiders) lol, but seriously, the Hopewell Titans are in a world of hurt right now, and the prognosis for the future isn’t looking too bright for them this Friday night.
  11. The leaves are changing, it's getting cooler, we're about to move the clocks back an hour, and the Wonders and Spiders are both (9-1) and (8-2) collectively. These things should signal the Bell Game being played this Friday right? But (DOH!! as Homer Simpson says!) I forgot, they played back in the steamy 90 degree weather in August. Still doesn't see right. Maybe Jim West will give us some good news with his mock NCHSAA Realignments for the 2017 realignment. Photo from Friday Nights in K-Town
  12. *********Kannapolis and Northwest Cabarrus "A Little History Lesson************* Outsiders unfamiliar with the history that has made the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans and A.L. Brown Wonders bitter crosstown rivals need not look any further back than to the days of the old Winecoff High School. The Winecoff Blue Devils of Winecoff High School were a 3A school located just inside the city limits of Concord and just a stone's throw from the city limits of Kannapolis just off Winecoff School Road. The Blue Devils and Little Wonders had played each other continuously for thirteen consecutive seasons from 1948-1960 with the Wonders holding a 13-0 record over the Blue Devils. After the 1960 season, the Little Wonders dropped Winecoff to pick up new crosstown rival South Rowan. In 1966 Northwest Cabarrus High School opened it's doors, which would begin a redistricting of the students in the Winecoff and Odell communities. Some classmates who had been together since elementary school found themselves uprooted and sent packing to Concord, Kannapolis, and the new Northwest Cabarrus High School off Boyscout Camp Rd. The upheaval of these students made for instant animosities towards both school systems in the greater Cabarrus County Schools. With both schools being located within the city limits of Kannapolis, they both vied for superiority to be considered the best of the two high school institutions located within the city limits of Kannapolis. This made for a rivalry from the getgo. In 1968 the very first contest between the two schools of A.L. Brown and Northwest Cabarrus took place with the Little Wonders taking a commanding 39-0 decision over the newly formed Trojans. For thirty seven consecutive seasons from 1968-2004, the Wonders and Trojans squared off in gridiron struggle with the Wonders claiming the lion's share of the victories. From 1968-1980, the contest would mark the season opener for both schools until a four year stretch from 1981-1984. Then in 1985, the game found it's way back on the schedule as the season opener for both schools from 1985-1988. Then for an twelve year stretch from 1989-2000, the game became the prelude game to the Battle for Bell game at the end of the season. The Trojans would fall off the Wonders schedule yet again after the Trojans entered the North Piedmont Conference from 2005-2008. The Trojans would re enter the South Piedmont Conference again in 2009 and thus began another stretch from 2009-2012 that the game would become the prelude to the Battle for the Bell game in the final weeks of the season. The Trojans would fall from the schedule yet again when the Wonders entered the MECKA 4A Conference in 2013. This Friday night will mark the 42nd time these two schools have faced each other in gridiron competition with the Wonders holding a commanding 37-3-1 advantage over the Black and Orange in the series. The Wonders will come into the contest with a 2-0 record while the Trojans will be sporting an 0-1 record having dropped their season opener to J.M. Robinson. Like South Rowan, the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans have been unable to put together a winning effort for many years, and Friday night has all the indicators to be another outing for the Wonders that will probably end up with a running clock in the second half. The last time the Trojans have ever defeated the Wonders on the gridiron you would have to go back to the era of president Gerald Ford in 1976. The Trojans who were then led by Trojan legends Larry Rucker and Keith Gaskey defeated the Wonders 18-0 at Trojan Stadium where the 42nd meeting between the two schools will be played this Friday night. This has been a great community rivalry over the decades that normally draws good attendance from both institutions. The rivalry has had some interesting moments during it's forty two year run, but none more controversial than the meeting in 1998, affectionately known in Wonder lore as "The Beatdown in K-Town" The defending state 3A champion Wonders unleashed it vaunted high powered offense led by Wonder legend Nick Maddox on the Trojans and cruised to the unsettling tune of a 97-0 massacre of Northwest at Kannapolis Memorial Stadium. The Wonders even had three touchdowns called back for penalties. This celestial whipping brought then head coach Bruce Hardin and his Wonder team much criticism and left a lingering bad taste in the mouths of Trojan supporters county wide. That night Wonder RB Nick Maddox set the all time Cabarrus County touchdown record in a single season scoring five touchdowns on the evening before leaving the game early in the 3rd quarter. It's a fun game that adds yet another page to an old historical rivalry's history book, but in reality, it does precious little to prepare us for the level of 4A competition that awaits us in the likes of Mooresville, Vance, Hough and the two time defending 4AA state champion the Mallard Creek Mavericks, but be that as it may, the rivalry between the Wonders and Trojans are part of the storyboard that makes up the history of Wonder football in Kannapolis. Though the series has not been as competitive that many would like to see it become, it is traditional, and in Kannapolis, Tradition speaks volumes!! https://youtu.be/becdWu0U8sM
  13. It's been too dead around here so I thought now would be a good time... I personally have no idea what to expect this season. Everybody is losing their best players. The Wyricks are gone at East, Mullen from HR, and of course Rocky at Concord. Is this the year West Rowan comes back? Does the experienced QB play of Keenan Black at Concord get them another title? Or will one of the teams from the middle of the pack like Carson make a push? It should be another fun year of suprises in Cabarrus and Rowan County. Let me hear your thoughts!
  14. South Rowan (South Piedmont 3A) in China Grove has assistant coach openings for a Receivers Coach and a Defensive Line Coach. Teaching positions are TBD at this point. The Raiders have won 7 Conference Championships including back-to-back CPC 4A titles in 2000-01 and has 20 playoff appearances. Send resume to head football coach Daniel Yow at Jason.Yow@rss.k12.nc.us. South also is looking for a scrimmage this August.
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