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December 09, 2017

The drive for five ended exactly the way the Tarboro Vikings had hoped, with a 32-7 victory that cemented the 2017 Vikings alongside all four title teams of Tarboro past. Here are five plays that shaped the outcome of the game.

Devontae Davis’s first quarter interception

The situation: In a…

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December 09, 2017

RALEIGH —- It was the onside kick that changed the game.

Well, almost.

Right after a 36-yard touchdown pass that cut Tarboro’s lead to 11 points with six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mount Airy kicker Robert Brown dribbled a kick exactly 10 yards, then pounced on his own…

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December 08, 2017

No. 1 Tarboro vs. No. 1 Mount Airy

The game: The 1-AA football bracket is down to Eastern Conference representative Tarboro (14-0) and Western Conference representative Mount Airy (14-0), which will play today at 4 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium for the state championship. Both entered the…

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December 08, 2017

Former Tarboro High linebacker Saiid Murphy knew his situation was unique once he began talking with his college teammates at Gardner-Webb University about their high schools.

“The thing about Tarboro is that the whole town has this mentality that once you play for the football team…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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