November 18, 2017

It can be hard to find anything wrong with the machine that is Tarboro football, though coach Jeff Craddock found a way.

Craddock had a short list of concerns about his team before the season began, and atop that list was the Vikings’ special teams play. The longtime coach wondered how that…

Southern Nash runs past Eagles, reaches third round for first time since 2009

November 17, 2017

BAILEY —- Zonovan Knight did everything in the first half on Friday night.

While the game was still close, the senior running back bounced rushes to the right and left while discarding defenders through the middle, bursting for runs of 69, 30 and 19 yards in the first 24 minutes alone.…

Teams ready for Round 2 of NCHSAA state football playoffs

November 16, 2017


SouthWest Edgecombe (10-2) at Jacksonville Southwest Onslow (9-3)

The matchup: The second round 2-A matchup features a pair of old-school football teams that look to run first, and run some more. No. 6 SouthWest Edgecombe has been in position to win in every game but one this season, while No.…

Tarboro hopes its biggest challenge is yet to come

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…