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…

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…

Mason: Community's football pride doesn't go unnoticed by Tarboro's Craddock

August 09, 2019

I received a phone call earlier this week from a Tarboro High School football fan.

The man introduced himself as Al Hull, a 1961 Tarboro graduate and member of the rotary club in town. Al can remember back to his playing days and recall the round to which his Vikings advanced during his senior…

Changes: SouthWest Edgecombe offensive line makes everything go

August 08, 2019

For SouthWest Edgecombe and coach Jonathan Cobb, change is good.

Cobb, who is entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Cougars, ran his team without much variation over the first five years. The first two were largely spent installing his system and learning the intricacies of being a…