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October 15, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe defeated Nash Central, 27-6, on Monday in a rescheduled game from Friday night.

The Cougars (6-1, 2-0) held a slim 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring 20 points in the second half of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game to seal the win.

“They played hard and are well-…


Four takeaways from prep football's Week 9

October 13, 2018

A fragmented Week 9 continued on Friday night. There were two games Wednesday and two games two night ago, plus a Saturday night game in Wilson for Rocky Mount High. Here are four takeaways for the games that ended before Saturday afternoon.

North Edgecombe finds its footing

Three weeks into the…


Saturday shutout: Six different Gryphons score in rout of Wilson Hunt

October 13, 2018

WILSON — On a night where he threw two touchdowns passes, added another on the ground, and won, 49-0, junior Rocky Mount High quarterback Jaquan Lynch was obsessed with the two things he had done wrong. 

“I had a fumble, and an interception,” he said, counting the two…


Not so fast: RMA wins, keeps postseason hopes alive

October 12, 2018

Needing a win to stay in contention for a postseason berth, Rocky Mount Academy secured its most important victory of the season.

The Eagles defeated visiting Southampton Academy (Va.), 29-18, on Friday after erasing an early 6-0 deficit.

“We just knew we had to win,” RMA senior Jacob…