Meet the Team

The team assembled here at is second to none when it comes to being on the front lines of high school gridiron and logging the miles from Murphy to Manteo to bring you the best high school football coverage possible.




Buddy Amerson

A lifelong student of the game, Buddy Amerson is a senior football analyst for Carolina Preps.  He spent more than 25 years on the sideline as an assistant football coach at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis and also serves as a broadcaster for the Wonder Radio Network.

As a former player and coach, Amerson brings valuable insight to the team and has a vast knowledge of x’s and o’s as well as having coached numerous amounts of Division I and NFL football players.





Paul Graham

Paul has become one of the leading authorities in the region when it comes to covering high school sports in Western North Carolina.  He has a vast knowledge of the game and has experience not only in coaching at the high school level, but also working as a member of the media.

A 4-sport letterman at Cullowhee High School, Paul has spent most of his adult life around high school sporting events.  A graduate of Western Carolina University, Paul served as the Sports Editor at The Franklin Press from 2000-02 and also has coached high school football, most recently at Mattamuskeet where he was the offensive coordinator from 2007-08, head varsity coach for girls basketball, and head baseball coach at Mattamuskeet Middle School.

Paul serves as the Western North Carolina senior football analyst and can be heard throughout the year on broadcasts.