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PREP SPOTLIGHT: Grant Charles Jarman


J.H. Rose quarterback Grant Charles Jarman looks to throw during a home game against Hunt.


By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Grant Charles Jarman is a multifaceted athlete with a knack for leading a team. He will take the reigns of the Rampants football team as the starting quarterback this season and be a pivotal piece on the baseball diamond as a senior. High School preps writer Jake Keator spoke with Jarman about his history as an athlete and what it takes to be a leader.

Q: What originally got you into sports?

A: “When I was young, my dad would always play wiffleball with me and my younger brother Wade in the backyard. He grew up loving baseball so naturally I grew up loving it too.”

Q: You spent a lot of time playing baseball, but when did you decide to add football to the list?

A: I was going into my sophomore year and my dad thought it would look better to colleges if I played another sport. Honestly, I didn't want to play football at all, but as soon as I started to get the hang of it, I loved it. I love my coaches and they do so much for me and the team, they put so much into it.”

Q: You've spent a lot of your summer playing American Legion baseball with Post 39. What is it like to have to now add summer football practices to your daily routine?

A: It’s different, you know? I’m still playing Legion as of now, and it’s a lot, but I manage it. I have football in the mornings and baseball in the afternoons, but I still work hard for both teams.”

Q: What is it like being the leader of the football team after a rough year last year? Is there a different mentality to this Rampants football team compared to last season?

A: Being a leader on this team means everything. We've been working harder this year than last year. We have more people joining in, and together we are becoming more of a family, and we push each other. The mentality this year is ring-chasing. If we work hard every day this year, it’ll pay off for us for sure.”

Q: Does your style of leadership change on the football field compared to the baseball diamond?

A: There isn't really any differences. I still pick up my teammates no matter what.”

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter. 


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December 08, 2018

Farmville Central’s boys’ basketball team defeated Greene Central for the second time this season, winning 72-64 in Snow Hill on Friday night.

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This time, Farmville Central wasted little time exerting its will.

The Jaguars started fast and never looked back in an 87-44 win over North Lenoir Wednesday. One day after needing a late run to defeat Ayden-Grifton 91-78, Farmville Central (5-0) led for all but the first 1:20 of the contest.


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South Central boys basketball took down Greene Central once again Wednesday night, earning an 80-41 victory. 

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Farmville Central’s boys basketball team won the first round of its series with rival Ayden-Grifton Tuesday night, 91-78 in Littlefield. 

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December 01, 2018

The Farmville Central Jaguars maintained their perfect record and netted Larry Williford’s 300th-career win in the process after defeating Greene Central, 65-45, on Friday night in high school basketball action. 

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December 01, 2018

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November 30, 2018

PRINCETON - Riverside High School’s football team made school history Friday night.

The Knights turned two late defensive stands into touchdowns by the offense and defeated Princeton 56-46 in the second round of the Class 1-AA state playoffs.

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November 29, 2018

After a stellar 24-1 senior season at D.H. Conley, Ayden native Kori Adams joined the Wingate University volleyball squad. Now, once again a senior, Adams and the Bulldogs have advanced to the Elite-8, the highest level of competition for Division II volleyball. When all is said and done, Adams…

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