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December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — Tarboro football was in the rare position of playing from behind. It didn’t last long.

The Vikings quickly erased an early deficit and faced little resistance the rest of the way as they claimed the 1-AA state title with a 50-10 win over East Surry on Saturday at N.C.…


Vikings defense leaves zero doubt

December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — Melik Ward leaned in close to make sure he heard correctly. He even repeated the question back to himself, as if thinking if he said them aloud they would make more sense. Jeff Craddock, also in disbelief, couldn’t contain a wry smile when he heard the same words.

The Tarboro…


Five moments that mattered in Tarboro's victory

December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — For a half, it was close, but in the end it was the type of romp the Vikings have grown accustomed to during this now 30-game win streak.

Tarboro football won its sixth state championship on Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium, defeating No. 4 seed East Surry, 50-10, to complete…


For Tarboro, early mistake showed a special level of trust

December 15, 2018

RALEIGH — It’s one thing to preach togetherness and trust on off days, when an undefeated future state champion is swaggering its way through a purpose-driven practice.

It’s another thing to show it on the field, in the state championship, when one of your four senior go-to…