HIGH SCHOOLS across the state of North Carolina, including the four in Wilkes County, opened up the 2019 football season on Thursday. See today's print edition for a full list of varsity football schedules.
Clockwise from the top left, North Wilkes quarterbacks Zack Wyatt and Cole Chipman warm up their throwing arms. Wilkes Central linemen Luke Blackburn, Dominic Haney and Zach Ferguson compete in blocking drill. East Wilkes’ Micah Mathis and Caleb Combs go through footwork drills. West Wilkes’ Evan Hamby and John Shepherd lead a group of Blackhawks in sprints in between drills.