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August 17, 2019

Marvin Tucker Jr. is glad he plays football for North Edgecombe.

Tucker is a wide receiver who runs routes for a Warriors team that likes to throw the ball. This wasn’t always the case, but old habits have a way of fading when a 6-foot-3, 190-pound kid comes out for the team.

North Edgecombe…

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August 16, 2019

When Kyon Bryant introduced himself this week during a Rocky Mount Prep football practice, the senior said his position was “athlete.”

Each year, when football practices and organized team workouts begin, Bryant is poised to make that statement true. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior has…

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August 14, 2019

With a little more than a week from the start of the prep football season, the victory machine that is Tarboro High School readies for another season with a state title in the crosshairs.

Not many teams can set a goal of going undefeated and playing for a championship each season without coming off…

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August 10, 2019

The Nash Central football roster could have held its own graduation ceremony and it would have been well attended.

The Bulldogs graduated nine starters on offense and another six on defense. The losses include do-it-all player Chris High, as well as their top three rushers and top five receivers,…

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August 09, 2019

I received a phone call earlier this week from a Tarboro High School football fan.

The man introduced himself as Al Hull, a 1961 Tarboro graduate and member of the rotary club in town. Al can remember back to his playing days and recall the round to which his Vikings advanced during his senior…

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August 08, 2019

For SouthWest Edgecombe and coach Jonathan Cobb, change is good.

Cobb, who is entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Cougars, ran his team without much variation over the first five years. The first two were largely spent installing his system and learning the intricacies of being a…

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August 06, 2019

Fans of the Southern Nash softball team might not know that Taylor Bailey doesn’t like to bat leadoff.

Bailey does a good job of hiding her jittery feelings, tumbling stomach and shortness of breath, symptoms of being thrust into the spotlight in the form of being the first to face an…

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August 03, 2019

On a back field on the Rocky Mount Academy campus is where the four-man blocking sled can be found. It was positioned against a row of trees, and the football team, preparing for a series of drills, first had to lift and turn the sled around so it could be pushed across the field.

The task of…

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August 02, 2019

We begin our high school football preview whiparound in championship country.

The Faith Christian football team is entering its third season as a program and has already got a taste of the top. Along with a winning record in each of their first two years, the Patriots also have a state championship.…

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August 01, 2019

When Elizabeth City State University football coach Anthony Jones took over the program ahead of the 2018 season, he soon learned about the Down East Viking Football Classic.

“One of the things you always do when you take a job is you try to figure out what’s important to the alumni,…

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