August 23, 2019

Shemar Henderson was one of many around the state who kept an eye on the weather for Friday, the opening night of high school football.

The Nash Central junior running back recently went through his first training camp on varsity and he was ready for the real thing. Henderson didn’t want…

Prep football capsules for Week 1: Faith Christian begins title defense

August 23, 2019

Rocky Mount High and Tarboro kicked off the prep football season Thursday night. The rest of the area teams are in action Friday.

Here’s a rundown of those games:

Northern Nash (0-0) at East Wake (0-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

The matchup: A new-look Northern Nash team will look to establish…

Rekindled Tarboro, Rocky Mount High rivalry cut short by weather

August 22, 2019

TARBORO — High school football returned on Thursday, but not for long.

Rocky Mount High and Tarboro, meeting for the first time since 2004, made it to the second quarter before heavy rains doused the Vikings home field while lightning danced in the sky overhead.

The Vikings led 6-0…

Prep football: Changing altitudes, Northern Nash aims to run more

August 22, 2019

When Davontae Wiggins took over the quarterback job at Northern Nash midway through the 2016 season, the then-sophomore showed off a strong arm and a willingness to hang in the pocket to deliver throws all over the field.

The Knights, wanting to take advantage of a talented passer, became one of…