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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: North Meck uses big plays to beat Hawks on homecoming


HUNTERSVILLE – Behind a pair of highlight reel touchdown catches and a stingy defense, North Meck held on to beat West Meck 21-16 Friday night. A big homecoming crowd saw the Vikings move to 4-2 and 2-1 in the Queen City 3A/4A, the first time the team has been two games over .500 since 2017. North only won one game […]

2021 Football Preview: West Meck Hawks


There are typically some growing pains in a first year of a new coach. West Meck faced the South Meck 7 conference champions to open the spring, then after a late schedule change, took on the triple option of North Lincoln. “Just having so many young guys, our guys didn’t know how to line up properly,” coach Beady Waddell said. […]

PHOTOS: North Lincoln football team shuts out 4A West Meck

2020-21 Football Preview: West Meck Hawks


West Meck has a new head coach for the second consecutive season, and several new starters, but returns a starting quarterback. Zaire Kenney threw for 1,524 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior under Nick Mata, and now leads the offense in Beady Waddell’s debut as a head coach.  “The biggest thing with him, he’s a 4.0 (GPA) kid, very […]

Waddell ‘itching’ to get started at West Meck


CHARLOTTE – The start to his head-coaching tenure has been anything but conventional for Beady Waddell. The first-year West Meck football coach was hired in March, just as schools were shutting down in-person learning at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After five years as an assistant at Hunter Huss in Gastonia, Waddell has yet to meet his Hawks team […]

Huss coach takes over West Meck football after Mata departure

Two weeks after the departure of head coach Nick Mata, West Meck has tapped Beady Waddell to lead the football team. Waddell served as defensive coordinator the last four seasons at Hunter Huss in Gastonia. During that time, the Huskies compiled a 40-13 record competing in the Big South 3A under head coach James McCoy. Waddell also coached wrestling at […]

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 […]

PHOTOS: Hopewell football defeats West Meck 35-21