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November 15, 2017

TARBORO —- Tarboro football has a problem.

It has nothing to do with points, wins, focus or chemistry. The Vikings finished the season 11-0, earned a first round bye in the 1-AA playoffs and averaged more than 52 points per game. There’s no defensive problem either; opponents…


November 11, 2017

The SouthWest Edgecombe defense had one mission during Friday’s NCHSAA 2-A first-round playoff game against visiting Hertford County.

“They had two players that we had to shut down,” Cougars safety Jahkele Goins said of Bears running backs Kyeem Perry and Zion Riddick.…


November 10, 2017

BAILEY —- Only a quarter into its NCHSAA 3-A first round playoff game on Friday night, Southern Nash had already recorded enough chaos to fill an entire game’s stat sheet.

In 12 minutes, the Firebirds, hosting No. 14 seed Fayetteville Westover, had recovered two onside kicks,…


November 10, 2017

Overlooking the gymnasium at Rocky Mount Academy is another floor with several small rooms and offices. Football jerseys were draped over a table in one room, while another housed dozens of helmets.

The space is tidy, except for a large poster propped against a wall outside one of the rooms. The…


November 10, 2017

When Casey Jones signed her national letter of intent on Thursday to play softball for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jones made official an agreement that had been in place for a couple years.

The Rocky Mount Academy senior signed her scholarship a little more than two years after…


November 08, 2017

Before the 2016 NCHSAA 3-A football playoffs started last year, there was a 7-4 regular season for Nash Central and a lingering sense of accomplishment.

There was celebration.

There were nerves.

There was stress and excitement.

There was no idea what to expect, and, ultimately, there was a loss: a…


November 07, 2017

What Rocky Mount High football was able to avoid a season ago, a campaign that landed the Gryphons in the finals for a second straight season, finally caught up to them early this season.

Combined with a tough non-conference schedule, the inevitable turnover each season brought a noticeable lull,…


November 05, 2017

The NCHSAA released its playoffs pairings Saturday afternoon. The first round will be played Friday. Here is a look back and ahead at the Twin Counties teams that made the postseason.                                …


November 04, 2017

Isaiah Thomas was crumpled near the sideline holding his left knee.

The rest of the Rocky Mount Academy football team took a knee and hoped their quarterback would pick himself up off the grass.

Thomas got up, but did so with a limp. He would return for one series to Friday’s NCISAA 2-A first-…


November 03, 2017

There wasn’t any ambiguity to the task at hand for Rocky Mount football on Friday. A win against host Northern Nash would mean the playoffs; a loss would mean an end to a season and a record well below .500.

For the Gryphons (4-6, 3-2), there was no interest in that second option. They…

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