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November 10, 2019

The NCHSAA on Saturday released postseason pairings for the prep football playoffs that begin on Friday.

Two local teams earned No. 1 seeds in their respective classifications, while another two earned No. 2 seeds. Seven teams from the area qualified for the postseason.

Here’s an early look…


Gryphons overcome penalties to defeat Knights in key Big East Conference game

November 08, 2019

The Rocky Mount High and Northern Nash football teams met on Friday in the final game of the regular season with identical records and second place in the Big East Conference on the line.

The Gryphons defense withstood a few long offensive drives by the Knights to open the game, while the offense…


Cooley, Firebirds run over Gryphons in key Big East Conference clash

November 01, 2019

The Southern Nash single-season rushing record didn’t stand for long.

Quinton Cooley on Friday night broke the record in yet another one of his long string of standout performances this season as he led the Firebirds to a 35-14 win over host Rocky Mount High in a clash of the two top teams in…


Game of the week: Southern Nash travels to Rocky Mount High in Big East Conference clash

November 01, 2019

By the time Southern Nash and Rocky Mount High get around to playing each other each year, the outcome usually has more implications than a tally in the win or loss column.

This season is no different as Friday’s Big East Conference game between the Gryphons (7-2, 3-0) and Firebirds (9-0, 3-…