September 24, 2016

There are two ways to approach a column of this nature.

I could flood this space with thank yous for the numerous people who made my two years at the Telegram so special. But there is not enough space in today’s sports section to adequately sum up the gratitude I have for the coaches, student-…

UNC mounts a comeback to defeat Pittsburgh

September 24, 2016

CHAPEL HILL — With all that went wrong for North Carolina on Saturday, trailing Pittsburgh by only three at halftime should have inspired a little confidence. 

The Tar Heels ran almost half as many plays as the Panthers in that time span, watched Pitt dominate the possession clock and…

Vikings get back on track with win over rival SouthWest Edgecombe

September 24, 2016

TARBORO — Tae Randolph is the quiet unsung hero of the Tarboro offense.

As the quarterback in the Vikings’ attack, he’s the one trusted with executing all the fake handoffs and finding the belly of the intended ballcarrier. He’s only kept the ball himself 15 times out of 168…

A week in the life of Tarboro: How the Vikings prepared for Southern Nash

September 23, 2016

TARBORO — Jeff Craddock stands by the whiteboard in his office last Wednesday diagramming a defensive structure that will end up being critical later in the week against Southern Nash.

He takes a step back, surveys the lines he drew and says to no one in particular “it’s…