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August 19, 2019

No matter who you ask, most coaches, no matter the sport, will tell you that preseason predictions mean nothing in reference to the game itself, and I agree.

However, the idea of making early guesses as to who will still be playing for something come time for the playoffs is not only entertaining,…

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August 17, 2019

The air around John Paul II Catholic High School is one of eager anticipation as construction on the school’s new athletics facilities is nearly complete.

The complex will officially open Aug. 29, when JP2 hosts its first football game in school history against Wilson Community Christian.…

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August 15, 2019

D.H. Conley senior wide receiver Matthew Rostar is one name expected to step this season following the graduation of now-East Carolina receiver CJ Johnson. Rostar spoke with preps beat writer Jake Keator about his goals for the season, replacing Johnson and his relationship with quarterback Nick…

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August 13, 2019

For the second consecutive year, coaches in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference tabbed J.H. Rose High School as the preseason favorite to take the conference football title this year.

JHR took the top spot with four of the seven first place votes and 33 points. South Central placed second with…

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August 10, 2019

North Pitt head coach Greg Watford knew from past experience that he wouldn't turn around the Panthers program in his first season, instead deciding to ay the groundwork that would be the stepping stone on the return to being competitive in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

Last season the…

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August 09, 2019

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central football will look, and operate, a little different this season as changes in the coaching staff and roster, combined with a subpar season in 2018, have left the Jaguars in a state of rebuilding led by new head coach Eddie Rhodes.

Rhodes, who is entering his 39th…

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August 08, 2019

After spending last season at quarterback, junior Tavyon Suggs will make the transition to running back for the upcoming season under new head coach Eddie Rhodes. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with Suggs about the move to running back, playing at Farmville and what practices have been like…

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August 08, 2019

A preseason poll is, in essence, a shot in the dark.

Coaches vote for who they believe will claim a conference title at the end of this football season, with little information outside of what they know of their own squad.

Regardless, a preseason poll creates a fun and exciting benchmark as the…

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August 07, 2019

At the beginning of the 2018 football season, fans of the D.H. Conley Vikings were left wondering who would replace former star and current East Carolina quarterback Holton Ahlers. Coach Nate Conner put his trust in then-junior Nick Hamilton, who helped lead the team to a 9-4 record and a 3-A state…

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August 06, 2019

First-year head coach Jay Wilson is more than ready to lead the Greene Central Rams into battle this football season.

Following the departure of former head coach Allen Wooten, who left to lead perennial eastern North Carolina power Havelock, Wilson was promoted as the next leader of the Rams after…

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