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In This Issue: The 2019 High School Football Preview

Aug 01, 2019 12:54PM ● By Jason Huddle
Jason Huddle, Publisher

Welcome to our inaugural High School Football Preview edition! It’s hard to believe there is something we haven’t covered in Cabarrus County over the better part of two decades, but high school football is one of them. We’re counting on you to let us know whether or not this should become an annual tradition.

The very first football game I ever watched was in January, 1983. The Dallas Cowboys were taking on the Minnesota Vikings. With only 10 men on the field for the Cowboys, running back, Tony Doresett took a handoff from his own 1/2 -yard line and ran all the way for a touchdown. It was a record-setting run that can never be broken, as long as the NFL field is 100 yards in length. Since I was living in Dallas at the time, you can imagine the pandemonium that ensued in our household. I was hooked on football from that moment for life. Now, don’t worry. I’ve since mended my ways and am a full-fledged Carolina Panthers fan today.

Every high school player who takes the field has dreams of being a star in the NFL. These boys aren’t playing for the money. They’re playing because of their love for the game and desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They dig in and play hard every snap. It is a tradition across the country that unites us every Friday night each Fall.

This month, we’ve interviewed all nine head coaches in Cabarrus County. We’ve broken down who they’ve lost since last season, and who is about to step up and fill those shoes. We’re looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each team and are presenting it to you. We appreciate all the coaches participating to make this issue a reality and we hope you enjoy it!

Speaking of football, make sure you tune in to our “Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine” podcast at the beginning of this month, as I will be sitting down with the Voice of the Carolina Panthers, Mick Mixon, at training camp to break down the upcoming Panthers’ season and what we can expect from this team with some big question marks. Later this month, I’ll also be talking to some of the high school coaches, you’ll hear from in this issue, on the podcast as well to hear more of their thoughts as the season approaches! You can find the podcast at or subscribe for free on iTunes!

On two, on two….

Ready? Set! Hut, Hut!

Jason Huddle

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