The fourth-seeded South Caldwell Spartans saw their season come to an end after the visiting Spartans from Mt. Tabor dominated from the opening kickoff in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.
Hibriten traveled to Canton on a 20-degree night to take on the Pisgah Bears in the first round of the 3A state playoffs and returned home on the short side of a 16-13 score, ending the Panthers' season with an overall record of 6-5.
The high school football regular season has come to an end and two Caldwell County teams have made the playoffs.
The Hibriten Panthers ended the regular season with a 49-34 win over the Red Tornadoes at Barger Stadium on Friday night in Hickory.
West Caldwell ended its season on a high note Friday night at home, trouncing Bunker Hill, 61-34, in an offensive shootout.
The South Caldwell Spartans claimed the No. 1 4A seed out of the conference with a 27-13 victory over Watauga on Friday night in Boone.
On a cold and rainy Halloween night, the Panthers of Hibriten traveled to Morganton to face the Patton Panthers. There were no tricks, but plenty of treats as Hibriten defeated Patton, 41-14.
The South Caldwell Spartans overcame four turnovers and 120 yards in penalties to defeat Fred T. Foard, 33-21, on a rainy Halloween night in Sawmills.
A long rain delay was only the beginning of West Caldwell’s woes at Lincolnton Friday night, where the Warriors fought hard, but were defeated by the Wolves, 37-14, in a game that saw plenty of ups and downs for both teams.
The West Caldwell Warriors put up a fight in the first half against unbeaten East Lincoln, but too many mistakes in the second half led to a rout, as the Mustangs remained undefeated with a 55-21 victory over the Warriors on Friday night in Gamewell.
South Caldwell beat St. Stephens on Friday night in a commanding 35-14 performance, grabbing the lead early, and keeping it through the entire game.
The West Caldwell Warriors came up just short of their second straight victory, falling 28-24 to West Lincoln on Friday in Gamewell.
The Hibriten Panthers dropped their second consecutive game after a 49-21 loss to Watauga on Friday night in Lenoir.
South Caldwell fell short of victory at home Friday night, losing to the Freedom Patriots 27-10 in a game defined by two distinct, opposite halves.
South Caldwell's Gavin Reed blocked a Hickory punt and immediately followed it with a 13-yard, game-winning touchdown run to lift the Spartans to a 35-28 victory over the Red Tornadoes in Spartans' homecoming game on Friday night in Sawmills.
The Hibriten Panthers traveled to Propst Crossroads on Friday night to take on the Fred T. Foard Tigers on homecoming night and returned home with a 41-27 loss.
The West Caldwell Warriors secured their first conference win of the season Friday night at Maiden, fighting all the way through two overtime periods to beat the Blue Devils 28-27.
It was a hard-fought game for both teams, rife with turnovers, big plays and mistakes, but the Warriors never gave up, and ended up securing the win when they had to–staring down a fourth-and-four on the last play of the second overtime, and making it happen.
The West Caldwell offense produced just 181 yards of total offense and only six first downs, resulting in a 10-7 loss to Bandys on Friday night in Catawba.
The Hibriten Panthers overcame frequent penalties and two big injuries to beat the St. Stephens Indians, 33-14 on a rainy Friday night homecoming game in Lenoir.
The South Caldwell Spartans posted their first shutout of the season, while also rushing for 405 yards, cruising to a 34-0 victory over Patton on Friday night in Morganton.
For the third time in the last four years, the South Caldwell Spartans have won the Caldwell County championship with a 28-16 victory over the Hibriten Panthers on Friday night in Sawmills.
West Caldwell came up just short of upsetting Newton-Conover Friday night in Gamewell, falling 60-50 to the Red Devils, a game that was even closer than the score shows.
In a two-day affair, the South Caldwell Spartans could not fend off a late A.C. Reynolds rally as the Rockets handed the Spartans their first loss of the season, 26-21.