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October 20, 2018

DURHAM — The worst first quarter of the season snowballed into the worst first half of the season, which turned into a puzzling loss on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium for Duke, bowing out to a suddenly dangerous Virginia team, 28-14, in front of an announced attendance of 20,277.…


Meeting his destiny: Path to Ahlers' start paved with local triumphs

October 20, 2018

Before Holton Ahlers signed on Dec. 20, 2017, to play football at East Carolina, he was a star quarterback at D.H. Conley High School. Before that, a baseball slugger unlike anyone else who had ever played on Greenville recreational fields.

“That thing broke my darn windshield!" a woman…


Gryphons beat Fike, stay unbeaten ahead of Southern Nash showdown

October 19, 2018

Abdulla Hroub has been confident in his ability to make plays as a defensive tackle. On Friday against visiting Wilson Fike, the Rocky Mount High senior gave reason for his coach to have confidence in him.

“Basically the things weren’t going the way we wanted on defense, and coach…


Prep football roundup: Knight, Southern Nash run past Hunt

October 19, 2018

Southern Nash’s Zonovan Knight has put up eye-popping numbers in every game this season. Friday night at home against Wilson Hunt (4-4. 1-2) was no exception.

The Firebirds (6-0, 2-0) won, 63-6, staying undefeated ahead of a much-anticipated matchup with the Gryphons in Bailey next Friday,…