Football: Hickory Grove vs. LN Charter Home
Hickory Grove vs. Lake Norman Charter Home. Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Last meeting: Hickory Grove won 21-0 in 2010. Players to watch: Hickory Grove – QB Connor McCullom, CB Michael Byrd, WR Graham Whittle; LN Charter – WR Neil Baugh, LB Jake Massey, QB Will Monti. The skinny: Lake Norman Charter debuts under new coach Mark Steele and hopes to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Knights have new starters in 14 of 22 positions, so continuity in game conditions must develop quickly. Hickory Grove has been a successful private-school program that past decade or so, and is coming off an 8-4 season.