Summer Tour: Visit with Newton-Conover head coach Matt Beam

NEWTON - In his first three seasons at the helm for Newton-Conover, head football coach Matt Beam has posted a 19-15-1 record, mostly while taking some lumps due to starting a lot of young football players. Now fast forward to the 2017 season and many of those young players have a significant amount of varsity experience and the expectations have been ratcheted up a few notches. …

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Summer Tour: Reidsville looks to continue 2A dominance

REIDSVILLE - They don't call Reidsville the Football Capitol of North Carolina for nothing, dating back to 1930 the Reidsville Rams have won 19 state championships including the 2016 2A crown. Yesterday I visited with head football coach Jim Teague to get an inside glimpse at the program and see what his recipe for success is.…

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Summer Tour: North Lincoln takes aim at South Fork 2A, looking for breakthrough season

LINCOLNTON - It hasn't taken newly hired head football coach Steven Pack long to change gears and shift the North Lincoln football program in a new direction. Not only will the Knights be abandoning the Single Wing offensive attack for a new spread system that features more passing, they'll also be shifting into a new league as they drop from the 3A to the 2A ranks and enter the South Fork Conference. …

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