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October 20, 2018

Week 10 of the prep football season featured a busy slate of games with 10 local contests in all. Here are four takeaways from Friday’s games.

A showdown in Bailey

Rocky Mount High and Southern Nash will play in Bailey on Friday in the most important game of the season for both teams. It will…


October 18, 2018

Big East Conference

Wilson Fike (2-5, 0-2) at Rocky Mount High (6-0, 2-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last week: Rocky Mount High defeated Wilson Hunt, 49-0. Wilson Fike lost to Franklinton, 37-36.

Numbers game

Rocky Mount High: All signs point to the offense figuring things out as the Gryphons have…


October 18, 2018

On the eve of the Patriots’ regular season finale, on a practice field tucked away on Faith Christian School’s campus behind its 14-month old football field, a fluent language was being spoken on Thursday afternoon.

It was football speak — shovel-passes, fold-blocking, gaps…


October 16, 2018

The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 16 was released on Tuesday, and there was no change for the two local teams currently occupying a spot in their respective classes. Southern Nash, which didn’t play on Friday because of weather, stayed at No. 5 in 3-…

October 15, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe defeated Nash Central, 27-6, on Monday in a rescheduled game from Friday night.

The Cougars (6-1, 2-0) held a slim 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring 20 points in the second half of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game to seal the win.

“They played hard and are well-…


October 13, 2018

A fragmented Week 9 continued on Friday night. There were two games Wednesday and two games two nights ago, plus a Saturday night game in Wilson for Rocky Mount High. Here are four takeaways for the games that ended before Saturday afternoon.

North Edgecombe finds its footing

Three weeks into the…


October 11, 2018

Another week, another Friday without football.

The majority of prep football games across the Twin Counties scheduled for Friday have been postponed after damaging winds from Hurricane Michael knocked out power across the area on Thursday night.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will be closed Friday,…


October 11, 2018

North Edgecombe football has now won three of its last four games after starting the season 0-3. 

Playing at home on Wednesday night as part of a rescheduled game, the Warriors beat Southeast Halifax, 44-18. 

They’re now 3-4 overall and 3-1 in the Tar-Roanoke. …

October 09, 2018

This week’s Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 9 was released on Tuesday, with two local teams representing Nash and Edgecombe counties. Tarboro, now a winner in 21 consecutive games, remains at No. 1 in 1-A, while Southern Nash, which defeated Wilson…


October 06, 2018

 Another week of prep football in the Twin Counties is in the books. Here are five takeaways from the nine contests that took place on Friday night.

Southern Nash gets down to business

Way back on Sept. 7, in what turned out to be the last complete game for Southern Nash until this past Friday,…

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