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December 05, 2018

The Tarboro Vikings, over the course of this 28-game win streak that stretches back to the beginning of the 2017 season, have put up some gaudy numbers on each side of the ball. Ahead of their 1-AA semifinal game this Friday against Edenton Holmes, here are five notable stats, via MaxPreps.com,…


December 01, 2018

Second-seeded SouthWest Edgecombe’s season came to an end with a 56-28 loss to visiting No. 3 North Davidson on Friday in the third round of the 2-AA playoffs.

The Cougars had trouble with the Black Knights defensive and offensive fronts, and struggled to contain a dominant passing game. But…


November 30, 2018

TARBORO — There was an unusual site for Tarboro’s football team at Tarboro High School during the fourth quarter on Friday night.

The Vikings (13-0) had their first-teamers on the field.

And, after the game, North Stanly (11-3) had their respect.

Tarboro, by its standards, played a…


November 30, 2018

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe football coach Jonathan Cobb said he watched more film this past week on third-round opponent North Davidson than he had during any other week in his long coaching career.

“I spent a lot of time watching (North Davidson) and Ledford,” Cobb said of…


November 29, 2018

In the weeks leading up to Tarboro’s game against SouthWest Edgecombe in early November, the Vikings’ coaching staff decided to add a new wrinkle to its defense.

Facing a formidable passing attack for SWE, running back Keon Caudle would chip in on the other side of the ball as a…


November 29, 2018

By the time the third round of a postseason bracket arrives, there aren’t too many slouches left.

SouthWest Edgecombe, which will host North Davidson on Friday, discovered this fact not long after it began watching tape on the third-seeded Knights.

“We have a tough challenge ahead of us…


November 28, 2018

PINETOPS — Jelan Smith might as well be the human version of a homing missile, except this SouthWest Edgecombe defensive end hunts quarterbacks and footballs.

All it took for the senior was to find the right position — or launching pad.

When SouthWest Edgecombe suffered its first…


November 28, 2018

TARBORO — For Tarboro’s Todd Gurley, commandeering an elite NFL team in the glamour capital of the country, business is most certainly booming.

It’s a bustling existence for him 2,600 miles from his hometown, complete with endorsement deals and touchdowns in the L.A. Memorial…


November 23, 2018

Make it 27 straight for the Vikings.

With alumnus Todd Gurley in attendance for a second-round home game after a first-round bye, the No. 1 seed in 1-AA jumped on No. 9 South Stanly early, scoring 15 in the first quarter and 35 in the second for a convincing 62-6 win.

The Vikings (12-0) added…


November 23, 2018

Who will stop the Cougars in 2-AA?

The only losses on the season for SouthWest Edgecombe (11-2) so far have come against 4-A South Central in August and Tarboro in the regular season finale.

Other than that, the No. 2 seed Cougars have beaten every team they’ve played soundly, including No. 7…

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