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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…


PREP FOOTBALL STORYLINES: August 26

August 25, 2016

APEX MIDDLE CREEK (1-0) AT RM HIGH (1-0)

PREGAME CHATTER: Both teams are coming off blowouts last week. Rocky Mount handled South Granville, 48-0, and Middle Creek blasted Raleigh Wakefield, 50-7. This is a premiere matchup of two of the better teams in eastern North Carolina. The two played last…