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BOONE, N.C. — A first-place showdown, accompanied by No. 24 App State's first home game as a ranked FBS team. 

That's about the only way to put it. While, head coach Ryan Habich and the Watauga High football team have raised eyebrows around the state of North Carolina, Brian Hampton has done some eyebrow raising of his own with the Ashe County High football team. During his tenure, the Huskies have racked up 48 wins and three Mountain Valley Conference titles, And the Huskies, who have a huge first-place showdown Friday night in Moravian Falls, N.C., against Wilkes Central, are aiming their sights on a second straight MVC title. Oh, and by the way, the Huskies have also won 10 straight in league play. Ashe County coach Brian Hampton talks about Friday night's game with WATA Radio....

The Watauga High boy's soccer team tightened its grip on first place in the Northwestern Conference with a win at Hickory. The Pioneers own a 1 1/2 game lead with three games left in the regular season. The WHS junior varsity football team picks up its first win of the season. And for more local and regional sports headlines, please click on the link below....

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich and his team certainly do. The Pioneers, who were heavy favorites, got tripped up by St. Stephens on the road this season. And that loss cost WHS a share of the Northwestern Conference title. Well, the Pioneers, riding a five-game winning streak, venture to St. Stephens Friday night, and WHS coach Ryan Habich talks about the match up.**

**Saint is the last team to beat WHS in NWC play. WHS has won 13 straight in league play since then....