Curtis neal

Curtis Neal named I-Meck’s top defensive player

Members of Lake Norman, Mooresville defense well-represented

The anchor to a dominant Hough defense this spring, Curtis Neal was named the I-Meck 4A Defensive Player of the Year. The junior defensive tackle was third on the team with 31 tackles with seven coming for a loss. Often facing double- and triple-team blockers, his presence helped the Huskies surrender only 10.3 points per game during the regular season. […]

Hough’s undefeated season ends with loss to Vance in 4AA playoffs


CORNELIUS – Hough had overcome the absence of players who were supposed to be there all season long with relative ease, but in the second half against Vance, that trend reached the point of toppling the tower. The Huskies lost 24-10 Friday to reigning state champion Vance in the second round of the 4AA playoffs, just two weeks after  beating […]

Hough’s Neal embraces the attention


CORNELIUS – Curtis Neal draws a lot of attention. At 290 pounds, the junior defensive tackle is easy to spot, and coaches know it takes more than one man to stop him from penetrating the line. How often does Neal get double-teamed? “Every play.” That means Neal may not put up gaudy tackle numbers, but it does allow his teammates […]

Hough RB Pryor goes off-schedule, commits to Ohio State


CORNELIUS – Hough’s Evan Pryor, one of the top-rated football players in the state, has committed to play in college at Ohio State. Pryor, a two-time all-conference running back, is rated No. 4 in North Carolina by 247 Sports and is the state’s second-ranked running back. He had offers from a who’s who of programs, including Alabama, Southern California and […]