October 21, 2017

Isaiah Thomas was glad it finally happened to someone else.

The Rocky Mount Academy quarterback knows all about teammate Daniel Cooper, a defensive lineman, because Cooper has a knack for finding his way into the backfield to blow up plays during practices.

On Friday against conference opponent…

Griffin, Hawkins lead Nash Central past Bruins

October 20, 2017

With three minutes left, up by seven points on a fourth down and six just 11 yards from the goal line, there was never much doubt about what the play call would be.


Travis Griffin, Nash Central’s 6-foot-3 quarterback, rolled to his right and hit receiver Jay Smith on a fading route.…

Week 10 Prep Football Capsules

October 20, 2017

Kinston Arendell Parrott (7-0, 4-0) at Rocky Mount Academy (8-0, 4-0)

The matchup: As if a game between a pair of unbeatens atop the 2-A Colonial Carolina Conference isn’t enough, the game also features the top two eight-man teams in the state. Arendell Parrott and its high-scoring offense…

Northern Nash Cross Country sweeps Big East title meet

October 18, 2017

Northern Nash’s Jordan Richardson appeared to be on a field all his own.

Emerging from the far-off forest on his final stretch to the finish line, the junior enjoyed a concourse, a cheering section and a run-away victory all his own.

His time of 16:44 was best in the boys Big East Cross…