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Cory Smith

Cory Smith named new Forest Hills football coach

Forest Hills High School has named Cory Smith as its new football coach, replacing long-time head coach John Lowery, who resigned his coaching position last month. Smith, a lifetime Union County resident and graduate of Sun Valley High School. As a quarterback for Sun Valley, playing under Coach Scott Stein, Smith was a 2-Time all-South […]

MiQuille Bryant

Monroe Redhawks advance to final in 46-6 win over East Lincoln

The Redhawks are going back to Raleigh for the second time in three years after defeating East Lincoln, 46-6 in the 2AA Western Regional final. The last time Monroe advanced to the state final was in 2013. That happened to be the last time East Lincoln lost a football game, and it just so happened […]

Carolina Varsity preview

CarolinaVarsity previews East Lincoln vs Monroe

We are only a few days from the 2AA Western Regional Final game featuring two undefeated 14-0 teams, East Lincoln and Monroe. Monroe defeated East Lincoln in the 3rd round of the 2013 playoffs, 34-18.  A good number of players from that game have gone on to graduate. The two quarterbacks that played in that […]

Coach Tim Carson

Weddington loses in double-OT thriller to end season

Weddington’s season came to an end last night at Crest High School losing in a double-overtime thriller, 47-44. If you were a Weddington fan checking into the game late in the third quarter, you would have never expected overtime. The Warriors were trailing by three touchdowns at the 2:59 mark of the third period and […]

Coach Sowell's 100th win

Sowell gets Powerade bath after 100th win

On the sidelines with the game clock ticking down a few Monroe Redhawks were planning a postgame celebration for their coach, Johnny Sowell. Sowell, unsuspecting of the hijinks behind him, on the verge of his 100th career win, watched his Redhawks close out Maiden, 58-20 in their second round playoff game. Enter defensive linemen, Izaiah […]

Coach Johnny Sowell

Monroe pounds Maiden for Sowell’s 100th career win

Monroe pounded Maiden, 58-20, to advance to the third round of the playoffs and earn their coach, Johnny Sowell, his 100th career win. The Redhawks started slow but after a penalty-filled first quarter in which they led, 9-6, Monroe outscored Maiden the rest of the way, 49-14. Junior quarterback Zeph Wall threw four touchdown passes […]

Coach Zach Bevilacqua

Bevilacqua exits Porter Ridge

After two seasons at the helm of the Porter Ridge football program, Zach Bevilacqua resigned as head football. As reported by the Charlotte Observer, Bevilacqua is leaving to pursue other opportunities. In two seasons at Porter Ridge, Bevilacqua’s team record was 3-19. A 2002 graduate of Butler High School, Bevilacqua played in the Shrine Bowl before […]

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Coach Lowery retires from Forest Hills

John Lowery, a coaching legend at Forest Hills High School, will retire from his coaching duties after 37 years according to a Forest Hills press release earlier this evening. As the current Forest Hills Athletic Director, Warren Taylor recounted “It is a rarity that you come across a man who has devoted his entire adult […]