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October 18, 2018

Big East Conference

Wilson Fike (2-5, 0-2) at Rocky Mount High (6-0, 2-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last week: Rocky Mount High defeated Wilson Hunt, 49-0. Wilson Fike lost to Franklinton, 37-36.

Numbers game

Rocky Mount High: All signs point to the offense figuring things out as the Gryphons have…


For FCS, a win Friday would mean another program first

October 18, 2018

On the eve of the Patriots’ regular season finale, on a practice field tucked away on Faith Christian School’s campus behind its 14-month old football field, a fluent language was being spoken on Thursday afternoon.

It was football speak — shovel-passes, fold-blocking, gaps…


SouthWest Edgecombe football tops Nash Central in rescheduled game

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…