Ashe County High football coach Brian Hampton will be going into his third year with a lot of hopes and ambitions.
The Huskies, who were 7-5 last season (6-1 in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference, and the No.1 seed among the Class 2A schools), have released their 2014 schedule. They will officially open the season against Hampton's former team, North Surry, on Friday, August 22.
The Huskies will play Watauga the following week in Boone. The Huskies, who return 27 seniors this season, haven't beaten the Pioneers since 2002. This year's schedule also features non-conference games against Winston-Salem Reynolds (on September 5) and Hibriten (on Septmber 12, which will also be Ashe County's endowment game).
The Huskies will play their MVC 1A/2A opener at home against Alleghany on September 26.
Hampton is 11-13 during his two-year stay with the Huskies. He led Ashe County to its first winning season since 2008 (the Huskies were 8-4 that year).
Ashe County 2014 Football Schedule
August 22 NORTH SURRY 7:30
August 29 @ Watauga 7:30
September 5 RJ REYNOLDS 7:30
September 12 @ Hibriten (Endowment Game) 7:30
September 19 Open
September 26 * ALLEGHANY 7:30
October 3 * @ Wilkes Central 7:30
October 10 * @ West Wilkes 7:30
October 17 * EAST WILKES (Homecoming) 7:30
October 24 * NORTH WILKES (Senior Night) 7:30
October 31 * @ Starmount 7:30
November 7 * @ Elkin 7:30
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* Denotes Mountain Valley Conference games