A longtime, respected soccer coach joins Appalachian FC; the NWC media poll is out; the Tar Heels have added another game on the schedule; the state basketball playoffs have already hit a snag without playing a game; HSOT.com has released its preseason football rankings. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines, please click on the links below....


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2020 (COVID) Northwestern 3A/4A Football Media Preseason Poll

1.) Alexander Central 105 Points (Unanimous First Place)
2.) Freedom 77 Points
3.) Hickory 71 Points
4.) Watauga 69 Points
5.) South Caldwell 46 Points
6.) St. Stephens 31 Points
7.) McDowell 20 Points

Preseason Player of the Year
1.) Ryheem Craig (DL/RB) Alexander Central 5 Votes
2.) Lance Justice (QB) Alexander Central 2 Votes
T3.) Desmond Caldwell (WR/DB) Freedom 1 Vote
T3.) Sebastian Best (WR/DB) Watauga 1 Vote