• 70°

Prep Football: The pads are finally on

By Ronnie Gallagher
rgallagher@salisburypost.com
The pads are on. Let’s play football.
Area players will actually hit someone else besides each other this week as the area high schools begin their scrimmages.
On Wednesday, the three-time defending 3A state champ West Rowan Falcons get cranked up at home. West Forsyth, Central Cabarrus and Alexander Central come to Mount Ulla.
A.L. Brown, under the regime of new coach Mike Newsome, goes to Mooresville for a scrimmage with Hickory Ridge and Hopewell.
On Friday, Thomasville visits West. A.L. Brown heads for Cleveland County for a scrimmage against mighty Crest at Burns. Chad Tedder’s East Rowan Mustangs will visit East Wilkes.
On Saturday, Tasker Fleming’s North Rowan Cavaliers, the defending Yadkin Valley Conference champions, go to Concord, where they will meet Mike Johns’ Mount Pleasant club at 6 p.m.. Johns is a former assistant at East Rowan.
Also at Concord, East is set to meet Northwest Cabarrus at 7.
Defending 2AA state champ Salisbury travels to Albemarle.

At A.L. Brown, Newsome held Wonder Day on Saturday with a scrimmage. A large, crowd showed as the Wonder players were treated like heroes, signing autographs and having photos taken with the fans.

The first week of the season is Aug. 19 with three area teams at home.
Carson visits North Rowan, Salisbury goes to East and A.L. Brown is at home against Shelby.
West is at Mooresville and South is at Central Cabarrus. The Daie County War Eagles, who made it all the way to the 4A finals last season, is at home against Greensboro Page.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest

News

N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding

Education

RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest

Local

Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction

Business

Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured

Education

Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12

Local

Cheerwine Festival will stick to Main Street, stay away from new park in September

Lifestyle

Celebrating Rowan County’s early cabinetmakers

Education

Service Above Self announces youth challenge winners

Business

Economic Development Commission creates search tool for people seeking Rowan County jobs

Columns

Amy-Lynn Albertson: Arts and Ag Farm Tour set for June 5

High School

High school baseball: Mustangs top Falcons on strength of hurlers

Business

Biz Roundup: Application process now open for Rowan Chamber’s 29th Leadership Rowan class

Sports

Keith Mitchell leads McIlroy, Woodland by 2 at Quail Hollow

Nation/World

States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

Nation/World

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

News

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting

Coronavirus

People receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine grows by less than 1%

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools brings Skills Rowan competition back to its roots

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow