100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Two

On Friday night, high school football returns for yet another season and once again, I’ll be covering games on the radio for a local AM station. It’s something I’ve done most every season since 1985 and I’m looking forward to another season of local high school football action.

For the first Friday night, I’ll be covering the Hickory High Red Tornadoes, as they open the season at home agains the Alexander Central Cougars. The following introduction will be my pregame report and I’ll be reporting on the game as the night proceeds. The reports are aired during the feature game of the week on the station.

Reporting live from Frank Barger Stadium on the campus of Hickory High School, this is Dave Moser for the Coca-Cola 123 Radio Football Hotline. Tonight I’ll be bringing you updates on the season opener as the Red Tornadoes square off against the Alexander Central Cougars. Hickory is coming off a 7-5 record last year, the first at Hickory for former Lincolnton head coach Joe Glass. They are led offensively by quarterbacks Turner Wood, a junior, and Brady Stober, a sophomore. They’re looking for a big season in the running game from standout Isaiah Lackey. Recent UNC-CH signee Rico Walker will see action on both sides of the ball, at wide receiver and linebacker. This is Hickory High’s 100th season of competitive football, so it’s an extra special season for the Red Tornadoes.

The visiting Alexander Central Cougars were 4-6 last season under seventh-year head coach Butch Carter. One of those wins was a 21-7 home victory to open the year against the Red Tornadoes. The Cougars also feature a pair of quarterbacks who expect to see significant playing time, senior Luke Hammer and junior Tanner Moore. Junior Logan Shoemaker is one of the shining stars on the defensive side of the ball for the Cougars.

We expect to see a large crowd on hand tonight here at Barger Stadium and I’ll keep you updated with all the happenings as the night progresses.

This has been Dave Moser for the Coca-Cola 123 Radio Football Hotline, now back to the Crew at St. Stephens.

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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