August 21, 2019

Jaquan Lynch was directing the offense near the end of a recent hot and humid practice. He was wearing a bright No. 16 practice jersey, and the Rocky Mount High quarterback zipped the ball all over the field. He threw a couple quick passes, and peppered in a few deep shots.

Lynch hit every throw to…

Prep football: Newly-balanced North Edgecombe has unfinished business

August 17, 2019

Marvin Tucker Jr. is glad he plays football for North Edgecombe.

Tucker is a wide receiver who runs routes for a Warriors team that likes to throw the ball. This wasn’t always the case, but old habits have a way of fading when a 6-foot-3, 190-pound kid comes out for the team.

North Edgecombe…

HS football: Rocky Mount Prep aims to change its fortune

August 16, 2019

When Kyon Bryant introduced himself this week during a Rocky Mount Prep football practice, the senior said his position was “athlete.”

Each year, when football practices and organized team workouts begin, Bryant is poised to make that statement true. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior has…

Prep football: Tarboro readies for three-peat quest, opens Week 1 hosting Rocky Mount

August 14, 2019

With a little more than a week from the start of the prep football season, the victory machine that is Tarboro High School readies for another season with a state title in the crosshairs.

Not many teams can set a goal of going undefeated and playing for a championship each season without coming off…