August 20, 2017

Rocky Mount High missed opportunities in its season-opening loss Friday at Apex Middle Creek.

There were two occasions in the first half when the Gryphons were inside their opponents’ 20-yard line looking to score and failed to come away with points.

Those drives were crucial when a close…

Aug. 19 Telegram Sports Podcast

August 19, 2017

Sports writers Patrick Mason and Ethan Joyce talk about the games they covered on Friday, as well as the difficulties writers face when shifting back to football-season mode.…

Nash Central scores in bunches to beat North Edgecombe

August 19, 2017

The Nash Central football team had already scored two touchdowns by the time it ran its second offensive play.

The Bulldogs weren’t messing around in their Week 1 opener against visiting North Edgecombe, and had the game out of reach by halftime in a 55-6 win.

Vinsa Phillips got the Bulldogs…

Tarboro blasts Plymouth to open the season

August 19, 2017

TARBORO — Jeff Craddock figured it would be difficult to find a Week 1 opponent.

The Tarboro head coach said the Vikings planned to play Nash Central in the opening week, but the matchup got scratched last December. It only took a month to fill thanks to a surprise phone call from Plymouth.…