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August 16, 2017

With a new season, a new group of football players has to step into starting positions left vacant by last year’s seniors. Once teams get past Week One, it’s not even a big deal anymore. Who’s on the roster is who’s on the roster, and no one that left is coming back.



August 16, 2017

Rocky Mount coach Jason Battle recognized football was headed in a direction. The Gryphons coach wanted Shyheim Battle to be part of it.

Shyheim Battle, a junior defensive back, was guided into the cornerback position well before the start of last season. He had just finished a season playing…


August 15, 2017

With the high school football season kicking off Friday, devoted fans of Twin Counties programs know where they are going to be. Rocky Mount High faithful will be traveling to Apex. The Firebirds of Southern Nash are going to Cary. The legions of Northern Nash, Nash Central and Tarboro will nestle…


August 15, 2017

Tae Randolph didn’t expect to find himself in Bloomington, Ind, especially for a football camp.

But there he was, along with two of his Tarboro High School teammates and his defensive coordinator, at Indiana University in the middle of June.

Randolph, Devonta Davis and Melik Ward worked out…


August 14, 2017

A group of Farmville Central players couldn’t peel their eyes away from the purple jerseys.

Tarboro High, wearing its home purple uniforms, was lined up against Greene Central during the Tarboro Jamboree. Farmville Central was next to take on the Vikings in the round-robin scrimmage, and…


August 13, 2017

Jonathan Cobb was stuck with a plate of chicken livers.

The SouthWest Edgecombe football coach ordered the fried delicacy to share with other coaches at the Eastern Plains conference meeting on Tuesday in Wilson. When the waiter strolled with the organs into the back room of Parker’s Barbecue,…


August 12, 2017

TARBORO — Devonta Davis flew around freely Friday during a slew of quick matchups.

The senior cornerback helped the Vikings allow only two touchdowns by opponents during the Tarboro Jamboree. This past week has provided him more contact football than the previous year before it, and Davis is loving…


August 09, 2017

The 2017 Tarboro Football Jamboree will have the same lineup as last season.

That is not a bad thing at all.

The Vikings' final tune-up for the regular season will welcome a number of established and successful programs including nearby Greenville Rose at 6 p.m. Friday at Tarboro High School.…


August 09, 2017

WILSON — Kyle Bain stood surrounded by unfamiliar faces.

OK, the Nash Central athletics director recognized most of the people in the room from his 10-year career as a coach and teacher in the area. But he’s about to start getting more familiar with them all.

Bain joined the mixture of…


August 09, 2017

Fayetteville State University is restarting its women’s track and field program, and Carisha Leonard will be part of the revival.

The Nash Central graduate was recruited to add a punch of speed in the mid-distance races, as well as the relays. She will also run cross country this fall. It all…

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