September 16, 2017

PINETOPS — Ja’viyes Massenburg wasn’t sure what to expect from the SouthWest Edgecombe offensive line. The Tarboro High defensive end watched film on the Cougars and figured he would have trouble getting into the backfield.

“I didn’t think I’d end up in the…

Lyons battles through mistakes to thrive for Tarboro football

September 15, 2017

TARBORO — “Coach, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to make it.”

That’s all Jeff Craddock needed to hear. The Tarboro High football coach sat in his office, adorned with trophies and photos of Vikings past and stared into the eyes of JoJo Lyons.…

Sept. 9 Telegram Sports Podcast

September 09, 2017

Telegram sports writers Ethan Joyce and Patrick Mason talk about the Week 4 games they covered.

Tarboro hammers North Edgecombe, sets up undefeated Junction showdown

September 09, 2017

LEGGETT — Tarboro saw them.

As the Vikings football team warmed up on Friday before their game against North Edgecombe, some of the players noticed a faint color near the end of the field. It was the powder blue of SouthWest Edgecombe.

The Cougars were on bye this week, giving the coaches…