Hickory was 0-7 overall during the 2020-21 season, which was shortened and played this spring due to COVID-19. The Red Tornadoes finished 0-6 in Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play. Hckory went 15-27 in Stones four seasons in Hickory.
Stone said in the letter of resignation, “We have laid a solid foundation here at Hickory for the future seasons,” said Stone. “Our junior varsity players were 5-1 with 16 sophomores and four freshmen playing varsity.”
Hickory joins St Stephens, North Iredell and South Iredell in search for a new football coach.