2016 Preseason All-Gridiron Team Announced

Carolina Gridiron is pleased to announce the 2016 preseason All-Gridiron team. Congratulations to each of the players chosen and best wishes for a successful 2016 season.

Check Out The Weekly Top 15 This Season

CarolinaGridiron.com releases Top 15 Rankings every week. Be sure to check back each Thursday duing the season to see where your favorite team is ranked.

College Football in North Carolina

Carolina Gridiron has expanded coverage to all Division I and II college football teams in the state of North Carolina. See how your favorite college team is doing on the gridiron this season.

Scrimmages and Jamborees

With your help, we were able to once again put together the most comprehensive statewide high school football jamboree/scrimmage list in North Carolina. Be sure to check back in 2017 for more scrimmages and jamborees.

Carolina Gridiron FAIR Rankings

The 2017 Carolina Gridiron FAIR Rankings will be released a few weeks into the high school football season. Be sure to check back to see where your team stacks up against the rest of the state.

2017 NC HS FB Scrimmage/Jamboree List



Welcome to our annual list of upcoming North Carolina High School Football Jamborees and Scrimmages.

Our goal every year with this list is to help boost exposure, interest, and attendance at these fun events.

Coaches and fans, if you want us to add your Jamboree/Scrimmage or know of one taking place, please add it by using the link below, contact us via e-mail at scrimmages@carolinagridiron.com, or reach out to either Brian Barnes (t: @NCGridironNews) or Justin Jones (t: @NCGridiron) on Twitter.

We are constantly adding to this list, especially as we get closer to scrimmage week. So be sure to check back often.

Add your scrimmage or jamboree here.

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2016-17 NCHSAA Head Football Coaching Changes

As of 2/27/17, 69 NCHSAA schools have made our Football Head Coaches changes list.

Latest news: Hickory hires Russell Stone, West Caldwell hires DeVore Holman, Terry Sanford hires Bruce McClelland, Jack Britt hires Brian Randolph, Freddie Whitman out at Rosman, East Carteret hires BJ Frazier, Rockingham hires Brad Baker, Wakefield hires Brandon Kelley, Winston-Salem Preps hires De'Ron Middleton, Mike Byus retires from East Lincoln, Ardrey Kell hires Kyle Brey





SchoolOld CoachNew Coach
Ardrey KellJoe EvansKyle Brey
AshbrookGreg Hillvacant
Bartlett YanceyDavid Weathersbyvacant
BeddingfieldTyrone JohnsonJames Ward
BunnDavid HowleDavid Weathersby
Cape HatterasTim Spruillvacant
CarverGermane Crowellvacant
CrestWill ClarkNick Eddins
CummingsJauron Holmanvacant
DavieDeVore Holman (1)Tim Devericks
East BurkeTom BrownMark Buffamoyer
East CarteretCaleb KingBJ Frazier
East HendersonMac McMillanJustin Heatherly 
East LincolnMike Byusvacant
East RowanKenneth McClamrockvacant
East WakeJohn PoulnottSean Murphy
EnloeDavid Greenvacant
ErwinMike SextonRodney Pruett
FairmontMark HeilKevin Inman
FreedomBrandon AllenJim Bob Bryant
GaringerMelvin PetersonJeff Caldwell
GoldsboroBennett Johnsonvacant
Green HopeKwame DixonDavid Green
Harnett CentralJoe Salas (2)vacant
HavelockJim Bob BryantCaleb King
HickoryAllen Wittenbergvacant
IndependenceHal Brown (3)vacant
Jack BrittBrian RimpfBrian Randolph
ManteoEddie TwyneSport Sawyer
North DavidsonMark HolcombBrian Flynn
North HendersonJustin ClarkZach Wilkins
North LincolnDavid ManessSteven Pack
North MecklenburgBrad BakerEric Morman
Northeast GuilfordJason LippardEarl Bates
Northern DurhamRJ Wilsonvacant
Northern VanceCory Leavacant
Oak GroveNew SchoolMark Holcomb
OlympicKeith WilkesJason Fowler
OrangePat Moservacant
ParkwoodLynn Coblevacant
PenderBob Viavacant
PerquimansAaron Burkevacant
Red SpringsRon CookLawrence Ches
RichmondMike CastellanoBryan Till
Riverside-DurhamChris HowellCory Lea
RockinghamMichael GebbiaBrad Baker
Rocky RiverJason Fowlervacant
RosmanFreddie Whitmanvacant
R-S CentralMike CheekBrad Hutchins
SalisburyRyan Crowdervacant
Smithfield-SelmaWes Hillvacant
South PointMickey LinebergerAdam Hodge
Southeast GuilfordFritz HessenthalerKennedy Tinsley
Southern GuilfordEarl Batesvacant
Southern LeeDon Simonvacant
Southern VanceLewis Youngvacant
Southwestern RandolphDanny Akinsvacant
Terry SanfordBryan TillBruce McClelland
Union PinesRyan RigganMatt Quinn
WakefieldRod SinkBrandon Kelley
Wallace-Rose HillJoey Pricevacant
WashingtonSport SawyerJon Blank
West CaldwellChip EnglishDeVore Holman
West CharlotteDaren Hart (4)Josh Harris
West MontgomeryNick Eddinsvacant
West StanlyEric Mormanvacant
Western GuilfordAdam Clayvacant
Western HarnettJason FurrieRussell Taylor
Winston-Salem PrepLamont ScalesDe'Ron Middleton

1. Resigned midseason
2. Interim coach, replaced Dave Thomas mid-season
3. Interim coach, replaced Scott Young prior to season
4. Resigned midseason

18 Football Players Join Appalachian State

Appalachian State signed 18 student-athletes as part of National Signing Day 2017 on Wednesday. Sixteen signees inked National Letters of Intent early Wednesday morning, joining a pair of early enrollees to complete the Mountaineers’ 2017 Signing Class.

“We’re extremely excited that these young men have joined our program and the Appalachian Family,” App State Head Coach Scott Satterfield said. “We’ve met a number of our needs with this signing class and we’re looking forward to seeing what these student-athletes can do on the field and in the classroom.”

App State signed another strong academic class, a group that collectively averaged a 3.47 GPA in high school.

“Academically, this is another very strong class,” Satterfield added. “We continue to try and identify top student-athletes that meet our high standards here at App. We want those kind of guys on our team.”


NOTES: Six players from South Carolina comprise a third of App’s signing class, followed by four each from Georgia and Florida, and three from North Carolina…The class features four DBs, three linebackers, two defensive linemen, two running backs, and one quarterback…Five signees – including all three WRs – played QB at some point in high school…OL signee Joe Hartung is from the same high school as App great and former NFL WR Armanti Edwards…Ryan Huff was the first signee at 7:04 a.m.

Charlotte 49ers Announce Signing Day Players

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert has announced the program’s sixth recruiting class. The 49ers announced the signing of 18 players, today, who join four mid-December signees. Now in the program’s fifth year, Charlotte will be competing for the third time at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA. In 2016, the 49ers improved to 4-8 and recorded their first three Conference USA victories on its way to a 3-5 league record.

The full 22-member signee class is the third-largest in the program’s short history and helps make up for the 49ers first recruiting class, which was the biggest in school history and graduated this past year. The 2017 class includes four in-state players from North Carolina and 11 from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia/D.C. region. Charlotte signed six players from Florida, the most of any state and added seven junior college transfers.

The class includes five three-star recruits: WR Cameron Bent (247Sports), RB Kameron Duncan (Rivals, 247Sports), OL D’Mitri Emmanuel (Rivals, 247Sports), WR Victor Tucker (Scout.com) and DL Chrishawn Wilson (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout.com).

Charlotte signed six offensive linemen (including three junior college linemen), five linebackers, three wide receivers, three tight ends, two defensive linemen, and a running back, quarterback and defensive back