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December 07, 2017

Tae Randolph noticed the size of his opponents first. Then, the Tarboro High quarterback saw beards poking through chin straps.

“My first varsity game, it was crazy,” Randolph said. “The game was so much faster than what I was used to. Guys were bigger and so much faster. It was a…


December 05, 2017

RALEIGH — As they watch their respective units perform at school-record paces this season, Tarboro offensive coordinator Ricky Babb and defensive coordinator Andrew Harding are also pleased with their own personal statistics.

Within the past three years, the duo has undergone dramatic weight…


December 05, 2017

RALEIGH — The wins, the blowouts, the talent and the recent history is all there for both teams.

Tarboro (14-0) and Mount Airy (14-0), set to face off this Saturday at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium for the 1-AA state championship, have both had dominant seasons.

The Vikings, who…


December 02, 2017

TARBORO — Tarboro High can finally stop thinking about last season.

The Vikings football team carried last year’s regional title game loss with them through the season by intentionally bringing up those painful memories each week. Tarboro is done looking back after Friday’s…


December 01, 2017

TARBORO —- It’s a list that has been updated weekly over the course of the last nearly four months, with Plymouth High School the first victim all the way back in August and Edenton Holmes the latest on Friday night.

This time, it was a 50-7 victory to send the Tarboro Vikings to…


December 01, 2017

TARBORO —- Jaquez Edge wasn’t sure what to expect when he transferred from Northern Nash to Tarboro High before the 2016 football season.

He sure wasn’t expecting to have to re-learn everything he knew about taking handoffs. After a promising freshman season where he played…


November 30, 2017

TARBORO —- Steve Burnette was out walking one day in 2010 when a couple friends suggested he run for a position on Tarboro’s town council. It didn’t take too much convincing, and he has since won re-election.

Tarboro High football coach Jeff Craddock didn’t have to pry…


November 29, 2017

TARBORO —- Phillip Willoughby can’t keep his eyes off the West Montgomery running back wearing No. 25.

The Tarboro High linebacker has spent hours over the previous week watching film, studying pre-snap looks and looking for anything that can give the Vikings an advantage. Now,…


November 25, 2017

TARBORO —- The NCHSAA Class 1-AA state championship game will have two new teams this season.

Tarboro High made sure of that.

The top-seeded Vikings on Friday knocked out No. 5 West Montgomery, last season’s state runner-up, in the third round in commanding fashion. Tarboro shut…


November 24, 2017


West Montgomery (11-2) at Tarboro (12-0)

The matchup: A pair of top-notch defenses will meet in tonight’s third round. West Montgomery has not allowed a point this postseason over the first two weeks, giving its defense a total of five shutouts this season. Tarboro, meanwhile, has…

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