2014 Coaching Changes

The 2014 NCHSAA Head Football Coaching Carousel has started turning. Check out our complete list of coaching changes in North Carolina.

Scrimmages and Jamborees

Thank you to everyone that helped us build our list in 2013. Without your help we would've never been able to provide you with a list of over 120 high school football Jamborees/Scrimmages from all across the state. Please check back here in 2014. With your help, we will once again put together the most comprehensive statewide high school football jamboree/scrimmage in North Carolina.

2013 FAIR Rankings Champions

Congratulations to Scotland, South Point, Franklin, and Plymouth for finishing highest in their classifications' FAIR Rankings standings.

Nominate your favorite player today

Carolina Gridiron is now accepting nominations for our 2014 preseason All-Gridiron team.

Special Olympics NC and NCHSAA Collaborate to Bring Inclusive Sports Opportunities for High School Students

Unified Flag Football Game to be held on April 19 @ Carrboro High School

RALEIGH– Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) are working together on ways to foster the inclusion of students with disabilities into education-based athletics and activities. The collaboration in North Carolina has led to a member of the NCHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), Anna Broome of Carrboro High School, hosting a Unified Flag Football game on April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Carrboro High School in Carrboro.

The SONC/NCHSAA partnership is a result of the commitment from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to encourage their state member associations around the country to advance the mission and goals of both organizations nationwide. Project UNIFY is often the focus of these partnerships where Unified Sports® (people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on the same team together) is integrated as a sanctioned program of the state Interscholastic Athletic Association (IAA ) for its member schools.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY uses Special Olympics sports and education to activate young people to become “agents of change” and create inclusive school communities– fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports experiences. Unified teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. Having sport in common is just one way preconceptions and false ideas are swept away and friendship and understanding is earned.

Special Olympics NC has been working with NCHSAA Commissioner, Davis Whitfield and NCHSAA Assistant Director- Student Services ChiquanaDancy since 2012 to educate schools and student athletes about the benefits of Interscholastic Unified Sports. In 2013, Special Olympics NC was able to educate student athletes about Unified Sports at the Student Athlete Summer Institute camps held across the state Later that summer, the NCHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Council members attended a joint retreat with the Special Olympics NC Youth Activation Council. The retreat focused on youth leadership training and resources and facilitated the two groups working together throughout the school year. The groups will meet again in the summer of 2014. After the retreat, several SAAC members including Anna Broome were inspired to use Unified Sports as their community service project for the 2013/2014 school year.

“Our goal is to work side-by-side with the NCHSAA to ensure students of all abilities have the opportunity to participate in sports in high school,” said Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics NC president/CEO. “We want to make Unified Sports a regular offering at every high school in the state. The flag football event in Carrboro will show a whole new dimension to interscholastic sports where these students may not have had the opportunity to participate before and now they do. We applaud the NCHSAA and the SAAC youth and look forward to a bright and inclusive future in North Carolina scholastic athletics for people with intellectual disabilities.”

About Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan;http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.

About North Carolina High School Athletic Association
The mission of the NC High School Athletic Association is to provide governance and leadership for interscholastic athletic programs that support and enrich the educational experience of students. The NCHSAA is a private, non-profit corporation with 399 member schools, certifying the eligibility of over 200,000 student-athletes annually and conducting championships in 23 sports. Visit www.nchsaa.org for latest sports news.

2014 East West All-Star Men's Soccer Rosters

The NCCA announces the rosters for the 2014 East-West All-Star Men's Soccer Game to be played Tuesday, July 22 at UNC-Greensboro Soccer Stadium. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

East Team:
Head Coach: Matt Edwards (Millbrook HS)
Player
School
Garrett BridgewaterCroatan
Bradley BurnetteLumberton
Zachary ComptonGreen Hope
Michael ClemmonsSanderson
James DressmanJordan
Tyler GeorgeNew Hanover
Salvador HernandezMillbrook
Noah KembleHavelock
John McNultyHolly Springs
Chase RhodeCardinal Gibbons
Dean RutherfordFuquay-Varina
Robert SmithApex
Ryan TurnerSanderson
Warren WashingtonJacksonville
Bronson WattsCamden County
Chris ZappiaLeesville Road

West Team:
Head Coach: Andrew Hultberg (Northern Guilford HS)

Player
School
Michael BasnettHough
Matthew BrouwerOwen
Mitchell BrownMount Airy
Alex CabeA.C. Reynolds
Jordan CouchSmoky Mountain
Brandon FeasterReagan
Cyrus FitzpatrickNorthwest Guilford
Caleb FordOwen
Andrew GullicksonSouthwest Guilford
Jonah HodesT.C. Roberson
Daniel KearnsA.C. Reynolds
Connor KirbyProvidence
Donald LeslieMount Tabor
Ben LucasGrimsley
Christian PattonFreedom
Austin StameyT.C. Roberson

2014 North Carolina Shrine Bowl Combines

2014 North Carolina Shrine Bowl Combines:

The purpose of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's Combines are to provide an opportunity for high school football players to demonstrate skills needed for athletic scholarships and possible Shrine Bowl selection.

The combines are open to all rising 12th graders.

Cost: $20.00 per player. High School coaches and spectators will be admitted for free. There will be no checks or credit cards accepted at any of the combines. There will be Shrine Bowl staff at each combine to collect registration fees.

Go to Shrine-Bowl.com for more info.

North Carolina Combines:
April 5, Eastern Alamance High School
Combine Results

April 12, Rocky River High School

April 26, South Johnston High School

May 31, A.C. Reynolds High School

June 7, Washington High School

*Results will be posted when received*