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Tarboro's Davis, Ward sign letters of intent

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Tarboro's Devonta Davis, right, stiff arms Edenton Holmes' Jackson Ray during a punt return Friday in the NCHSAA 1-AA East Regional final at Tarboro High School.

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By PATRICK MASON
Sports Writer

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Louisburg College added a couple of state champions to its football program.

Tarboro High’s Devonta Davis and Jacoby Ward, both of whom helped the Vikings win the 1-AA state championship against Mount Airy this past December, signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play their junior college careers for the Hurricanes in Louisburg.

Both players were integral parts on a defense that posted its best numbers in the history of the program. Aided by six shutouts, the Vikings cruised to their fifth state championship.

Davis, who played on a defense that allowed just 66 points all season (4.4 per game) on its way to an undefeated 15-0 record, played cornerback and recorded three interceptions for the Vikings. He’ll play defensive back at the college level.

Ward, meanwhile, finished third on the team in tackles and tackles for loss with 79 and 8.5, respectively. Ward also recorded a pair of interceptions and added three rushing touchdowns. The pair is the first from this past season’s team to sign with a college, while the coaching staff expects more to follow in the comings days and weeks.

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