A special edition of Foothills Football magazine, devoted exclusively to the 2011 state champion West Stokes Wildcats, will be released this week. The full-color, glossy publication is 68 pages, filled with stories, photos, notes, quotes, stats and numbers from the Wildcats’ 16-0 season. West Stokes beat Kinston 21-14 on Dec. 3 in the 2AA state championship game – the first state title in school history and the first football state crown in Stokes County history.
Special prices for those wishing to preorder our West Stokes football state championship commemorative magazine will continue through the weekend. Due to the great response we’ve had thus far, we’ve extended our time for you to order your copies at discounted prices until midnight Sunday, Dec. 18. Here are the specials:
Attention businesses, families and non-profit groups wishing to advertise in our special West Stokes football state championship commemorative magazine: our ad deadlines have been extended for you. We don’t want to leave anyone out who wants to be included in this full-color, glossy edition.
Yadkin Valley Sports will publish a special glossy magazine commemorating West Stokes’ state championship football season. The keepsake edition, which will look and feel much like our Foothills Football magazine published this past August, will cost $7 per copy
Yadkin Valley Sports plans to publish a special glossy magazine commemorating West Stokes’ run to the state football championship game, publisher Eric Lusk announced today.
No. 1 Starmount survived its sternest test of the season Friday, and one of the rewards is staying on top of our Foothills Football Elite Eight power rankings heading into the playoffs. The Rams, who have been No. 1 all season, came from behind to beat Wilkes Central 24-17, scoring the winning touchdown in the final minute. Wilkes Central, our No. 3 team all season, isn’t going to drop from that spot after suffering its first loss. The Eagles deserve to stay right where they are based on how well they played Friday combined with their body of work from the season.
Starmount held on to its mantle as conference champions. West Stokes put an exclamation mark on its first conference title in school history. Mount Airy and Surry Central won pivotal conference match-ups. And every team around the area became riveted with brackets, as the state playoff pairings were announced on Saturday. These are some of the hot topics you’ll find discussed in this week’s issue of Monday Morning Quarterback. Our digital magazine devoted to area high school football is free to read. Just click the large cover photo below and go.
We’ve still got three undefeated teams, and as you would expect those three top our Elite Eight list this week. Mount Airy holds steady at No. 4 but there is some movement in the places below the Granite Bears, including a welcome back to North Stokes.
Homecoming proved sweet for Surry Central, which knocked off North Surry 42-26 in front of an overflow crowd on Friday night in Dobson. The Golden Eagles’ conference triumph shakes up the Northwest 1A/2A standings a bit, and we’ll explore the implications in our latest issue of Monday Morning Quarterback.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Here we are, getting ready for Week 9 of the high school football season and the top four teams in our Elite Eight power rankings are the same four teams that began the year at the front of the pack – and in the same order.
An overflow crowd witnessed Mount Airy beating North Surry 53-33 on Friday night. That big game, featuring two of the top teams from the Northwest 1A/2A Conference, headlines our coverage in this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback. We also look at Starmount’s win over West Wilkes, Wilkes Central’s shutout sweep over its county rivals, Elkin’s first victory of the season and more in our latest issue. MMQ is FREE to view.
It’s a good thing that no one is relying on our Foothills Football power rankings to provide two teams for a championship game, like you see with the BCS at the college level. At this rate, we’re having a tough time sorting out the best eight teams, let alone deciding the top one or two spots.
At long last, we have some movement at the top of the leaderboard in our weekly Elite Eight football power rankings. Well, sort of. All season, the foursome of Starmount, West Stokes, Wilkes Central and Mount Airy have occupied the top four spots in our weekly poll of elite teams from the Northwest and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences. Mount Airy didn’t move from No. 4 even after the Starmount loss in week one just because it was a one-point loss, and the Bears had chances to win.
One long conference winning streak ended, while another remains alive. Several teams won big games on the road, while another defended its home turf for the eighth consecutive time. These were some of the story lines from Week 5 of the high school football season — and some of the topics you can read about in today’s issue of Monday Morning Quarterback.
The top four places in our Elite Eight power rankings have been static so far this season. Starmount, West Stokes, Wilkes Central and Mount Airy began the year in spots 1-4, and they remain there after four weeks of games. We could start seeing some shakeups now that the conference play is ready to start in the Northwest 1A/2A.