November 19, 2018

BAILEY — At Southern Nash High School, no player is above the football team, emphasizes 21st-year coach Brian Foster. Not Julius Peppers or Nadir Thompson, or any of the other special players from the past.

But on Friday night against C.B. Aycock, Foster saw a reason to let his latest special…

On campus: A look at local athletes at the college level

November 18, 2018

The college football regular season is in its final weeks.

Here’s how our local athletes fared at the college level.

Sherrod Greene, South Carolina: A Rocky Mount High grad and Gamecocks linebacker, Greene was second among Gamecocks with four tackles and added a half tackle for loss in a 49-9…

Playoffs roll on: Five takeaways from prep football's first round

November 17, 2018

Strong sendoff for Gryphons

Rocky Mount High likely played its final home game of the season on Friday and completed an undefeated mark in front of its home fans.

The Gryphons finished 6-0 at home after a 34-3 win over No. 12 West Carteret in the first round of the 3-A playoffs. No. 5 RMH will be…

Finley, Wolfpack roll over Louisville 52-10

November 17, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday.

The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-worst defense.…