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December 02, 2016

Thomas Battle had just changed out of his practice gear and into a shirt and shorts, and was one of the last players to leave the locker room. Battle wore a backpack with straps over both shoulders, and fiddled with his 2015 state championship ring on his right hand.

The Rocky Mount High senior…


Playoff Storylines: December 2

December 02, 2016

NORTH EDGECOMBE (11-1) AT PLYMOUTH (10-3)

Last week: The Warriors found themselves in a full-on slugfest with Northside-Pinetown, coming out on top in a 16-14 victory. Normally reliant on the run, North Edgecombe’s two scores came from the arm of quarterback Mark Williams. When its offense…


Tarboro historic defense paces playoff run

December 01, 2016

TARBORO — “What are we at now?”

Andrew Harding got way too familiar with that question this season, but he had no problem hearing it either. 

The Tarboro defensive coordinator fielded it from his office during every new game week. The Vikings wanted to know their points-…


Rocky Mount High ends Southern Nash's undefeated season

November 26, 2016

BAILEY — Sherrod Greene didn’t have a carry in the regular season.

A reliable rushing option during his first three years at Rocky Mount High, the South Carolina-committed linebacker just hadn’t gotten his chance in 2016. A broken hand before the season and a nagging…