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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…


November 23, 2018

The Warriors, who started 2018 at 0-3 but turned their season around to reach the second round of the 1-A playoffs, came up just short on Friday night, losing on the road to Rosewood, 35-34, after holding a halftime lead of 26-21.

The Eagles scored 14 points as a counter in the third period to…

November 22, 2018

The second round of the prep football playoffs begin Friday night. Three local teams have home games, while two more are on the road. Let’s check out the matchups.

Class 3-A

No. 5 Rocky Mount High (9-1) at No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford (9-3)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Gryphons hit the…


November 19, 2018

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe coach Jonathan Cobb hopes his football team will find the right balance sooner than later.

Last week, against Tarboro, the passing game totaled more than 200 yards while the rushing game could drum up only 71.

On Friday night at home against No. 15 seed…


November 17, 2018

Strong sendoff for Gryphons

Rocky Mount High likely played its final home game of the season on Friday and completed an undefeated mark in front of its home fans.

The Gryphons finished 6-0 at home after a 34-3 win over No. 12 West Carteret in the first round of the 3-A playoffs. No. 5 RMH will be…

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