August 18, 2017

North Edgecombe Warriors (0-0) at Nash Central Bulldogs (0-0)

The matchup: Nash Central opens its season at home against a North Edgecombe team that advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA Class 1-A playoffs last season. The Warriors bring back a 1,000-yard rusher from that season in Devonte…

Aug. 17 Telegram Sports Podcast

August 17, 2017

Telegram sports writers Ethan Joyce and Patrick Mason started their new podcast this week. For episode one, the two talk about the games they will cover on Friday and the paper’s new prep football magazine, the Telegram Football Insider, which comes out on Friday.…

Thompson excited about college, senior year prospects

August 17, 2017

Virginia Tech got multiple things when Southern Nash’s Nadir Thompson committed to the football program.

A potential starter at cornerback someday.

A speedster with a 4.4 40-yard dash time.

A destructive force on punt/kick returns if he finds a small opening.

But what the Hokies might not…

The toughest football players to replace from 2016

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.