RICHLANDS—Pat Byrd was more concerned about what his seniors missed than anything else when his Richlands football team had its Friday night season finale with Southwest Onslow canceled on Thursday.

RICHLANDS—Pat Byrd was more concerned about what his seniors missed than anything else when his Richlands football team had its Friday night season finale with Southwest Onslow canceled on Thursday.

CLINTON — The old axiom about defense winning championships came to mind last Friday when Clinton beat Wallace-Rose Hill 36-27 for the East Central 2A Conference title.

BEULAVILLE — Most prep players end their careers on a down note, sometimes with a performance that comes up short against a superior team.

RICHLANDS — First-year coach Pat Byrd is putting together the building blocks of a program from scratch during an unpredictable season that falls under the COVID-19 pandemic’s shadow.

WALLACE — Life was as close to normal as it has been in a year for the Wallace-Rose Hill football team after beating Goldsboro 54-7 last Friday at the Jack Holley Football Complex on Thell B. Overman Field.

BEULAVILLE — Battle Holley might have wished his Panthers could have played Wallace-Rose Hill earlier in the season, which the schedule-makers had as an early regular-season game for years.

RICHLANDS—Pat Byrd wasn’t in his comfort zone on Sunday as he headed out to work on his wet football practice field at Richlands High with a water-filled roller pulled by heavy-duty mower.