September 24, 2016

TARBORO — Tae Randolph is the quiet unsung hero of the Tarboro offense.

As the quarterback in the Vikings’ attack, he’s the one trusted with executing all the fake handoffs and finding the belly of the intended ballcarrier. He’s only kept the ball himself 15 times out of 168…

A week in the life of Tarboro: How the Vikings prepared for Southern Nash

September 23, 2016

TARBORO — Jeff Craddock stands by the whiteboard in his office last Wednesday diagramming a defensive structure that will end up being critical later in the week against Southern Nash.

He takes a step back, surveys the lines he drew and says to no one in particular “it’s…

ACC Notebook: N.C. State's McClendon to get red zone chances

September 22, 2016

Saturday against Old Dominion, N.C. State had success at the quarterback position no matter who was there.

Starter Ryan Finley and backup Jalan McClendon each accounted for three touchdowns. Finley went 24-of-28 passing, while McClendon ran for two scores and threw another out of goal line sets.…

Patton shines after career-long battle with injuries

September 21, 2016

Gerrel Patton faced a recurring theme during his first three seasons at N.C. Wesleyan.

The senior tailback experienced multiple injuries, hampering his playing time and his progress. Patton’s ailments were such a frequent topic that he and coach Jeff Filkovski coped with humor.…