December 11, 2016

Rocky Mount High cornerback Shyheim Battle had seen the route on film and knew just what to do.

Just before halftime in the Gryphons’ 34-33 triple-overtime win on Friday over Havelock, Battle recorded his second interception of the season and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. The score…

Gryphons beat Havelock in triple overtime to punch return trip to state

December 10, 2016

Chase Miller and his right leg will have a place in Rocky Mount High School football lore when the stories are told and re-told of this Gryphons team.

The senior kicker was perfect on all six tries on Friday, including two field goals and four extra-point tries, but none were bigger than his line…

Tarboro falls short of finals berth

December 10, 2016

WALLACE — When Tarboro was playing well Friday, the football team hung with two-time defending 1-AA champ Wallace-Rose Hill.

But when things went wrong for the Vikings, they went about as terribly as they could. Tarboro (12-3) fumbled twice to create Bulldogs’ scores, and a fluky…

Storylines: Gryphons, Vikings head into football regionals

December 09, 2016

3-A playoffs

No. 4 Rocky Mount High (12-2) at No. 3 Havelock (13-1)

Last week: The Gryphons cruised in the third round with a blowout 49-20 win over Southern Guilford. Havelock knocked off top-seeded West Craven 24-7, continuing a trend of allowing 14 points per game or fewer this postseason.…