Practice Tour: Hickory heads into the Stone Age

HICKORY - I stopped by Hickory High School to see an old friend and see what progress my old boss Russell Stone has made with the Red Tornadoes since being hired back in the winter.  
 
Immediately upon entering Frank Barger Stadium, I noticed the drastic increase in player participation numbers and a willingness by his players to buy into a new mentality that significantly raises expectations. 
 
One of the most successful coaches in North Carolina history, Stone quickly got his point across that average isn't good enough anymore and that he expects Hickory to once again become one of the most respected programs in the state. 
 
Click below to watch highlights from practice and my interview with Stone. 


About Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is the senior football analyst and founder of CarolinaPreps.com. A life-long student of the game, he brings a unique perspective of the game from multiple angles, including that of a former coach. His work has been featured both locally and nationally, including FNF Magazine, Scout.com, and ESPN U.