Team of the Week: New Hanover Wildcats


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The winner of the New Hanover-Hoggard football showdown typically has the inside track at the Mideastern Conference football title. New Hanover won the showdown last year. The Cats did it again last week. New Hanover beat Hoggard last Friday 34-21. “We just came together as a team,” New Hanover’s Nas Brown told WWAY. “We all play together and everyone put in the work.”

New Hanover’s Kris Taylor added “I think we just wanted it more. We just had a better fight than they did.”

Hoggard had turnover problems on Friday and the Wildcats with were glad to take advantage. “I think the effort was what I was so pleased with,” New Hanover head coach Earl Smith said earlier this week. “The total effort by the offense, defense and kicking game. It’s such a big rivalry and I was telling somebody today that it’s great that we have the rivalry with Laney the same way and it’s good for high school football in the Wilmington area.”

Laney is New Hanover’s next opponent. That showdown will be played on Thursday at Legion Stadium at 7pm.

Let’s give it up for the New Hanover Wildcats, this week’s WWAY Farm Bureau Insurance Team of the Week!

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