Julian Gray

SouthLake cancels football season; more I-Meck recruits enrolling early


HUNTERSVILLE – SouthLake Christian will not field a football team this year, the first local team to opt out amid the pandemic 2020 season. The two-time state champion Eagles announced the decision Aug. 19. Cheron Farley’s team was coming off an 8-4 season in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association, losing in the second rebound of the Division III playoffs. […]

Trio of local football players to continue careers at N.C. State


There’s a local flair to N.C. State’s next football recruiting class. Hough safety Sean Brown committed June 21 to play for the Wolfpack in 2021, making him the third northern Mecklenburg player with plans to continue his career in Raleigh. He will join teammate and fellow defensive backfield mate Mario Love and Hopewell receiver Julian Gray. Love, who committed in […]

Hopewell football breaks losing streak, reaches .500 entering conference slate


HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell’s process is bearing fruit. The football team hadn’t won a game since August 2016, but broke its 34-game losing streak Sept. 13 against Garinger. Then it hadn’t beaten a school not named Garinger since Oct. 2014. A 35-21 win over West Meck Sept. 20 ended that. The Titans are 2-2 entering the conference schedule in year two […]