Written by Mike Kelly
Friday, 25 May 2012 08:20
The Ashe County High football team will begin the Brian Hampton era with an endowment game at West Caldwell on Friday night, August 17. Hampton, who spent the last three years at North Surry, replaces Bill Strong, who retired
on January 1. The Huskies were 6-6 last season and finished fourth in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference. Ashe County was the No.2 seed among the Class 2A schools in the league last fall.
The Huskies will play five home games this season. The home opener will be against Hampton''s old school, North Surry, on August 31. The MVC opener will be at home with Elkin on September 7; the Huskies will play West Wilkes in their annual Homecoming game on September 21; Ashe County takes on Forbush on Senior Night on October 19.
The Huskies will play Watauga High in Boone on August 24. The Huskies haven't beaten WHS since 2001. They've lost ten in a row in the series, and they've never won in Boone. The Pioneers beat Ashe County 32-14 last season.
The state-playoff pairings will be announced on Saturday, October 27; the state playoffs begin on Friday, November 2.
2012 Varsity Football Schedule
August 17 @ West Caldwell (Endowment Game) 7:30
August 24 @ Watauga 7:30
August 31 NORTH SURRY 7:30
September 7 * ELKIN (Parent Night) 7:30
September 14 * @ Starmount 7:30
September 21 * WEST WILKES (Homecoming) 7:30
September 28 * @ North Wilkes 7:30
October 5 * ALLEGHANY 7:30
October 12 * @ Wilkes Central 7:30
October 19 * FORBUSH (Senior Night) 7:30
October 26 * @ East Wilkes 7:30
HOME Games in CAPS
* Denotes Mountain Valley Conference games