Oscar Smith Ready For Prime Time

Tonight, it’s the only game in town. There’s no college football. No other high school games. Once again, the Oscar Smith Tigers play on national television, and this time it’s on the big network: ESPN. This is no ESPNU game. You can see it on the big screen, in hi-def. What you’ll miss though, might be the biggest opportunity yet to root on the hometown Tigers against another nationally ranked opponent who comes in determined to embarrass Oscar Smith.

Bulldogs Bank On Top Talent To Deliver

King’s Fork Football may be at a crossroads. Their current crop of seniors will be expected to deliver big results in 2012. Few schools in the region can boast two high level Division I commitments at this stage of the game. Head Coach Joe Jones has developed his squad into a program that is capable of getting into the playoffs, where they’ve never been before. They just have to believe.

Tabb Ready To Turn The Corner

It’s another year of a youth movement at Tabb. Coach Matt Lawson has his squad ready for the high flying Bay Rivers District once again, and once again the Tigers will rely on young players to carry some of the load. There are some key seniors leading the way, but the youth movement at Tabb will have to figure out how to close out games if they’re going to pile up wins.

Handsome Era Starts At Norview

Eddie Handsome has come to Norview to establish a new era of football. None of the three coaches ahead of him could claim that. Tom Long lasted two games. Varsity Basketball Coach Jonathan Wilson finished the 2010 season. Greg Gibson took the Pilots to new heights in 2011, but departed for Western Branch. Handsome comes in to introduce some stability and continue the winning ways that were established under Gibson.

Wilson Enters Second Season At Hickory

In the rough and tumble Southeastern District, Hickory High School Football has been something of an “almost have”. There are always haves and have nots. The state of football is somewhat cyclical, but Hickory has been on the edge of success for years now. Head Coach Jupiter Wilson is an alum of the school and was brought in to get the Hawks over the hump. Could this be the year they get there?