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October 04, 2018

It all started with an untimely injury, a quick-thinking decision from head coach Jonathan Cobb, and a basketball player willing to play football.

And now, quarterback Jayden Lewis and wide receiver Keishon Porter hold significant roles on the SouthWest Edgecombe football team; the pair is the…


October 04, 2018

While Big East matchups may rule the night, there’s plenty of other action to soak in, starting with the Eastern Plains opener for the Bulldogs.

Nash Central (2-3) at Farmville Central (1-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last week: Nash Central took the week off, while Farmville Central played…


September 29, 2018

There were six games in all in prep football’s Week 7, though only five of them finished. Southern Nash’s showdown with 4-A Wake Forest was postponed in the first quarter, but it was smooth sailing besides that. Here are three takeaways heading into Week 8.

1. SWE’s scoring…


September 28, 2018

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe’s offensive line is becoming more impenetrable by the week.

During Friday’s 48-7 rout of visiting Currituck County, the Cougars had just two plays go backward all game. The rest were spent gashing the Knights defense, which had been stellar through…


September 28, 2018

TARBORO — There is usually a play during a Tarboro football game that clearly demonstrates to even novices of football strategy why the reigning 1-A state champions have won every game this season by at least 43 points.

On Friday night at home against Southside, in a 55-0 victory to extend…


September 27, 2018

Southern Nash played Thursday night, and Rocky Mount High and Northern Nash are both off this week, which means a football Friday devoid of Big East action. No matter — there are plenty of other games on the Edgecombe side to be excited about in Week 7. Four in all fill our lineup.…


September 24, 2018

The Rams beat the Chargers, 35-23, on Sunday in the first battle between two NFL teams from Los Angeles since 1994.

Todd Gurley was his usual self.

Tarboro’s favorite football playing son ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, catching five passes out of the backfield for 51 yards.

The Rams,…

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September 24, 2018

The NCHSAA has pushed back fall championship dates in the wake of the forced cancellations and postponements of high school sporting events caused by Hurricane Florence, it announced Monday.

This pushes the high school football regular season back one week from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, a move that Tarboro…

September 22, 2018

Eight teams played on Friday night, most returning to the field after missing a week of games due to Hurricane Florence. There were six local games in all. Here are five takeaways from those games that didn’t make it into Saturday’s print edition.

Let’s get started.

Early lumps…


September 21, 2018

PINETOPS — Keishon Porter will say he is a basketball player first.

The SouthWest Edgecombe junior was the second-leading scorer for the Cougars last season, and on Friday night, Porter brought some of that basketball skill-set to the football field against visiting Northern Nash.


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