THE TEAM HERE AT FRIDAY NIGHT Football North Carolina has been very busy this year preparing our second annual edition. We hope you enjoy the
results of our labor.
If you read last year’s edition (you can view
our 2012 edition digitally at fnfmagzine.com
by the way) and then this one, I believe you will
see we took the magazine to the proverbial next
level. There was no blood, sweat and tears,
mind you. OK, at least a few times there was at
least one tear shed. However, there was a ton of
effort placed at keyboards and on cell phones
to bring this magazine to life.
And that effort stretched beyond the names
you see to the right in the credits. Every coach in
the state was contacted more than once to help
us pen the most thorough preview possible.
And while every coach did not respond to our
survey requests, we saw coaching involvement
increase by nearly 50 percent over last year.
Note to self: Keep sending a free magazine to
every coach in the state; it’s working! We liken
the effort to the student-athlete who is always
working to better his chances for a scholarship;
working hard in the classroom, in the weight
room and on the field.
Having published magazines for many years,
I know how easy it is to look at the page count
of a magazine to determine its complexity.
However, you should not do so with this magazine. I can safely say this edition of FNF North
Carolina is a “packed to the gills” 84 pages. It is
amazing how many names, words and thoughts
one can stuff into a single magazine. It’s like
a 5-foot- 9, 175-pound linebacker that brings
down the house, over and over again.
On the editorial front, it is through a collective effort – from Jason Pughe, publisher of
Athletes Vault who provides a comprehensive
look at the top players in the state, to Chris
Hughes, publisher of carolinapreps.com who
provides insight on teams, coaches and trends
that will make noise and headlines in 2013, to
our legion of team correspondents – headlined
by Brad Crawford and Michael Willard – we are
delivering a magazine that is worth reading. Our
design and editorial team, Art Director Jason
Tedeschi, graphic designers Stacey Foster and
Nicole Cooper, Assistant Editor Kyle Bennett
and copy editor Keith Waltz, did a great job of
doing what they do best – constructing a beautiful magazine.
But the efforts didn’t stop there. Our sales
team, led by Vice President of Sales David Wat-
son and executives Dayne Maasdorp and Chris
Vita, focused on promoting FNF North Carolina
with advertisers and sponsors throughout the
state and across the country because in this age
of information, awareness is the name of the
game. Senior account executives Caz Piurowski
and Alex Wong led the efforts on our Custom
Cover Project, a unique program that places a
high school team on the cover of its very own
edition and helps the team make money in the
process. We liken the editorial, design and sales
groups to an experienced coaching staff that
knows how to get the most out of every player
on the roster.
So where does all this high-fiving leave us?
With you of course; you are our most important ingredient – the reason we publish this
magazine. We believe publishing a collectible,
high-quality printed piece still has value. But
we believe it is an understatement to label FNF
North Carolina a collector’s item. What we have
published, and what you are holding, is a recorded piece of history – an important time in the
lives of the coaches, players, parents and fans
participating in North Carolina high school football. Let’s liken that to winning a championship
– and creating a memory you will never forget.
Good luck this season. Our team at FNF North
Carolina will be cheering for every one of you.
Final Thought: Do you have a suggestion or story idea for
our 2014 edition? If, so I would love to hear it. Email me
THE SECOND ANNUAL
EDITION OF FRIDAY NIGHT
FOOTBALL NORTH CAROLINA
CELEBRATING WHAT’S GREAT
ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Friday Night Football North Carolina is
published annually by A.E. Engine, Inc. All
rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in
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The opinions in this publication are not
necessarily the opinions of the publisher,
staff, or A.E. Engine.
A. E. Engine, Inc.
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St. Petersburg, FL 33716
PUBLISHER Craig Baroncelli
RECRUITING COORDINATOR Jason Pughe
CHIEF CON TRIBU TOR Chris Hughes
AR T DIRECTOR Jason Tedeschi
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Stacey Foster
WEB DESIGNER Nicole Hess
ASSIS TAN T EDITOR Kyle Bennett
EDI TORIAL ASSIS TAN T Will Holmes
VICE PRESIDEN T, SALES David Watson
VICE PRESIDEN T, EXECU TIVE ACCOUN TS Dayne Maasdorp
SENIOR ACCOUN T EXECU TIVES Chris Vita, Alex Wong,
Caz Piurowski, Bruce Southall, Kristy Limotta,
WRI TERS Josh Carpenter, Brad Cra wford, Dan
Guttenplan, Anne Delaney, Derek Smith, Michael
Willard, Christian Worstell
PHO TOGRAPH Y Hobe Brunson, Jason Pughe, Don
Callahan ( InsideCarolina.com), Ryan Bartow
( Tiger Illustrated.com)
SPECIAL THANKS TO Chad Grier, Jim Oddo, the
coaches and media relations contacts for
completing our annual questionnaire; the players,
fans and administrators who make this enjoyable.
EDI TOR’S NOTE: We have done our best to get every name
and statistic correct. We apologize, in advance, for any
mistakes that appear in print. In order to receive the most
comprehensive team profile possible, a coach or school
representative can fill out our annual questionnaire at
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