August 28, 2016

 Nash Central’s offense played up to its potential in earning the program’s first victory of the season.

The Bulldogs’ 44-6 victory against Smithfield-Selma on Friday night included 250-plus rushing yards and 157 passing yards from quarterback Travis Griffin.

Vernon Whitaker…

Gryphons fall to Apex Middle Creek

August 27, 2016

In Rocky Mount High’s home game against Apex Middle Creek on Friday, the matchup provided an early season pairing of two teams that rode deep playoffs runs last year.

The Gryphons, the reigning 3-A winners, and the Mustangs, a semifinalist in the 4-AA bracket, provided the expected slugfest.…

North Edgecombe wins bruising battle with SouthWest Edgecombe, first win over rival since 2003

August 26, 2016

LEGGETT — When North Edgecombe and SouthWest Edgecombe square off on the football field, the more physical team normally wins the game.

For the first time since 2003, the Warriors were the ones that came out of the trenches victorious Friday night.

North Edgecombe’s defense overpowered…

Qua'Tavis Harrell transforms into college prospect with help from older brother

August 26, 2016

LEGGETT — It’s almost impossible to miss Qua’Tavis Harrell on the field.

Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 330 pounds, Harrell is almost always the biggest player on the field. If his size doesn’t alert you to his presence, perhaps his booming voice that echoes across the field…