Hoke prep sports report

Despite a low scoring first half, Ethan Wallace scored off of an impressive 92-yard kickoff return. (Hal Nunn/North State Journal)

Despite inclement weather across the state from Hurricane Ian, all of Hoke County High School’s sporting events took place as scheduled. 

Varsity Football

The Hoke County Bucks traveled to Rockingham this past Friday for a conference game against the Richmond Raiders. Unfortunately, after four quarters of play, the Bucks lost to the Raiders, 40-21. After last week’s loss, Hoke County now has a season record of 3-4 and is fifth in the conference with a 1-2 record. The Bucks will have a chance to avoid a three-game losing streak when they host Southern Lee at Raz Autry Stadium on Friday, October 7.

Varsity Volleyball

On Thursday, September 28, the Hoke County varsity volleyball team won their home conference match against Richmond with a score of 3-0. This conference win came just a day after losing an away match to Lee County. After last week’s matchups, the team is currently sitting with a 7-10 overall record and 3-6 performance in the conference. The varsity girls will take on two conference teams this week, with an away game at Southern Lee this Tuesday and a match at home against Union Pines on Thursday, October 6. 

Boys Soccer

Despite coming off of a successful win against Jack Britt last week, the Hoke County boys varsity soccer team suffered a disappointing loss to Lee County on Monday. The final score of the conference game was 4-1. With their most recent loss, the Bucks have a 6-7 record overall, with a 2-5 conference record. The team’s next game is a conference match against Richmond and will take place on home turf at 7 pm on October 5.