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.
Persistent lightning caused officials to call off the Hibriten and Ashe County game Friday night, but not after a hard-fought first half that left the scoreboard reading 28-22 in Hibriten's favor.
Severe storms forced a suspended game during the third quarter of Friday night's football game between West Caldwell and Enka.
In its home opener, South Caldwell held on through penalties and mistakes to beat the Alexander Central Cougars 20-14 Friday night in Sawmills.
For the 12th consecutive season, the Hibriten Panthers have won the annual "Black and Blue" game with a 33-14 victory over West Caldwell on Friday night in Lenoir.
The South Caldwell Spartans took advantage of costly miscues by the West Caldwell Warriors to claim a 28-7 victory in the first county matchup of the season on Friday night in Gamewell.
West Caldwell started 2014 strong Friday night, with a commanding win at home against North Wilkes, 35-6.
For the second consecutive season, the Hibriten Panthers and the West Iredell Warriors combined for 106 points in the opening game of the season, and just like last the 2013 game, Hibriten walked out of the game 1-0.
Devell Maxwell led the way for Panthers, rushing for 209 yards on just nine carries and scoring four times to give Hibriten a 67-39 victory over West Iredell on Friday night in Statesville. Last season, the Panthers defeated the Warriors 69-37.
The Carolina Panthers had trouble getting back into gear at the beginning of their second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but came back for a 28-16 victory.
It was Alumni Day at Bank of America Stadium Sunday night. Former Panthers like tackle Jordan Gross, defensive end Mike Rucker, fullback Brad Hoover and wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad made special appearances prior to the game.
Impressive pitching combined with potent offense earned South Caldwell's Taylor Purus the honor of Caldwell County's Player of the Year.
The heat of the July sun baked the field and players at Sawmills Veterans Park. A small crowd cheered encouragement from the sidelines, including the mayor of Sawmills, Bob Gibbs, sitting in a fold-out chair with a floppy sunhat on his bald head.
The 2014 season for Caldwell County Post 29 was nothing short of a success for first-year head coach Myron Day and the rest of the 29ers.
The Hickory Crawdads managed just three hits on Tuesday night, resulting in a 7-0 loss to the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory.
The Caldwell Warriors split a doubleheader with the Morganton Militia on Sunday afternoon at Walker Stadium in Lenoir.
Caldwell County Post 29 saw its season come to an end after falling 13-6 to Shelby Post 82 in the second round of the Area IV playoffs on Wednesday night at Keeter Stadium in Shelby.
Shelby Post 82 jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, resulting in a 13-5 victory over Caldwell County Post 29 in game two of the second round of the Area IV playoffs on Tuesday night at M.S. Deal Stadium.
A variety of defensive miscues cost Caldwell County a chance to steal a game at Shelby Post 82 as Post 29 dropped a 10-6 decision in the second round of the Area IV playoffs on Tuesday night.
Caldwell County Post 29 advanced to the second round of the Area IV playoffs after dominating Mint Hill in a 20-8 victory over Post 4059 on Sunday in Mint Hill.
Mint Hill Post 4059 has forced a series-deciding game five after claiming a 7-4 victory over Caldwell County Post 29 on Saturday night at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls.
Caldwell County Post 29 withstood a late Mint Hill rally to claim a 14-10 victory and take a 2-1 series lead in the first round of the Area IV playoffs on Friday night in Mint Hill.