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High School Football

Hammerheads temporarily lose two players; plus see the best rushing TD of the season?

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videoTwo players on the Wilmington Hammerheads team have been suspended by USL Pro for their roles in an altercation on the soccer field last Saturday in California. Plus, the frontrunner for the play of the year for high school football appears to be a rushing touchdown from last week's West Columbus-East Columbus game. Full story...
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Team of the Week - West Columbus

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videoWest Columbus High is this week's WWAY Farm Bureau Mayfaire Team of the Week recipient. The Vikings won their football season opener for the first time since 2006. It was a decisive victory over a county rival. Full story...
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Saturday sports recap: Wilmington Tigers & Hammerheads both win & more

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The Wilmington Tigers are now 3-2 in the Mason Dixon League after a shutout home win on Saturday. The Wilmington Hammerheads despite loads of chaos at the end of the game pulled out a dramatic late night win in California. Saturday also featured a few high school football games. Full story...
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WWAY's 5th Quarter - August 22nd

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videoThe 2014 high school football regular season is underway. On Friday we had coverage from several games. We expected to have a full slate, but the weather interfered with those plans. Some games were completed. Some started, but will need to be resumed. Some games never started. Full story...
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Can Whiteville improve on 11 win season?

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videoWhiteville High will open the 2014 football season with high expectations. Luke Little's team hopes to be able to improve on their sensational 2013 campaign. Full story...
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East Bladen out to continue winning ways

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videoThe East Bladen Eagles came within a whisker of advancing to the third round of the high school football state playoffs last year. This season the Eagles appear to be even better team than the one Robby Priest had in 2013. The coach even admits it. Full story...
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West Bladen out to improve on 5 win season

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videoFootball season is here. We want to remind you the 5th Quarter is the place to be every Friday night for gridiron coverage throughout the season. Football is not just a Friday thing at News Channel 3. We try to provide coverage on the other nights as well. On Tuesday night that included the West Bladen Knights. Full story...
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West Columbus Vikings look to improve on 3 win football season with new head coach

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videoJason Jones is the new head football coach at West Columbus High School. He'll also be the school's new director of athletics. Jones takes over a football team that finished with a 3-10 record last season. Full story...
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Laney football team issues Ice Bucket Challenge to WWAY's John Rendleman, Hoggard, Ashley & New Hanover

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videoThe Laney Buccaneers recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Laney head football coach Ashaad Yeoman and Laney football director of media relations Cori Stukes challenged the football teams at Ashley, Hoggard and New Hanover to follow suit. The Buccaneers also challenged a handful of media people, including WWAY's John Rendleman. Full story...
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WWAY's 5th Quarter - August 15th

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videoThe first 5th Quarter of 2014 is now in the books. On Friday we had coverage from all five scrimmages at the BB&T Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Plus, we had coverage from the Buddy Burney Memorial Jamboree in Bladen County. Full story...
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Scott Braswell stays on course with football

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videoIt's been a tough month for Hoggard head football coach Scott Braswell in regard to his health, but Braswell will be on the sidelines on Friday night at the BB&T Jamboree. In fact he'll also coach in the regular season opener before heading to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Full story...
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Jonathan Cooper out with turf toe, Hornets announce 2014-15 schedule & more

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videoThe Charlotte Hornets released their upcoming schedule on Wednesday. LeBron James will only make one appearance this season in Charlotte. The Cleveland Cavaliers will play in Charlotte on January 2nd. Former Hoggard Viking football standout Jonathan Cooper is nursing a turf toe injury with the Arizona Cardinals. Plus more! Full story...
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Friday night lights; BB&T Jamboree to feature ten area teams Friday

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videoAll ten head football coaches for the upcoming BB&T Jamboree attended a luncheon on Tuesday in order to promote this week's BB&T Jamboree. Click the play video icon in order to check out WWAY's coverage from the luncheon. Full story...
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Scrimmage week for high school football begins; Topsail hosted East Columbus on Monday

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videoMonday marked the first day high school football teams could scrimmage other schools before the upcoming season. We went to the scrimmage in Hampstead in order to check out the Topsail Pirates and head coach Wayne Inman. Topsail hosted the East Columbus Gators. Rocky Lewis is the new head coach at East Columbus. Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell stays put; Ashley football set for take off

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videoMike Propst is the new Ashley head football coach, but he's certainly no stranger to being a head coach. On Wednesday we checked out football practice at Ashley High School. In basketball news veteran head coach Michael Powell won't be leaving West Columbus for arch-rival East Columbus. Plus more! Full story...
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