The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


December 6, 2012

Tarboro captures Fabulous 15 trophy for second straight year

TARBORO — The Tarboro Vikings football team got a surprise visit Wednesday after school and received an award that they have come accustom too. They were presented the WRAL Fabulous 15 trophy by Tom Suiter.

For the second year straight and the third time in four years, the Vikings received the Fabulous 15 trophy.

Going into the NCHSAA 2-A state championship game, the Vikings were No. 1 in the Fabulous 15 poll followed by Jack Britt and Carrboro. All three teams lost in their title game, but the Vikings were awarded the trophy.

WRAL sports anchor Tom Suiter said the Vikings were the top team in the final poll since all three teams were defeated in their championship game because of what the Vikings had been able to do through the previous five years.

Tarboro has been able to put together an impressive 72-6 record over the past five seasons and have made it to the championship game in each of those years.

The Vikings have become one of the most recognized programs in the state during their run in the state title games and have become a very respected program.

The Vikings will move down to 1-A next season because of the NCHSAA realignment and could possibly make it back to the title game next year.

Tarboro was led the season by a newcomer, Travonne Marshall. He transferred in from Northern Nash to play his senior campaign for the Vikings. He led the Vikings with over 120 tackles this season and played on special teams and at fullback on the offensive side of the ball. He gained over 800 yards on the ground and scored 16 touchdowns.

Another player who helped guide Tarboro this season and has been a big part of the run is Ohio Sate commit Tyquan Lewis. Lewis was presented the Defensive Player of the Game award Saturday in Winston-Salem. Lewis' career took off during his sophomore season when he started on the varsity team at defensive end and helped the Vikings earn their first of three titles with an amazing performance in the 2009 championship game.

Lewis will be graduating early and enrolling at Ohio State for the second semester of school next year. Before he does that though he will play as a high school player one more time when he suits up and plays in the Shrine Bowl this month.

Quentin Roberson was the key leader on the offensive side of the ball for the Vikings this season. Roberson was honored with the Offensive Player of the Game Saturday after he rushed for 202 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns. Roberson finished his senior year with over 1,500 yards rushing and scored 27 touchdowns.

Final Fabulous 15 poll

1. Tarboro (14-1)

2. Jack Britt (13-3)

3. Carrboro (15-1)

4. Garner (14-1)

5. Leesville Road (12-1)

6. Hunt (13-1)

7. E.E. Smith (11-2)

8. Orange (11-3)

9. Cleveland (12-2)

10. Middle Creek (11-2)

11. Cardinal Gibbons (11-1)

12. Wakefield (11-2)

13. Hoke County (9-3)

14. WF-Rolesville (9-3)

15. Triton (10-1)

Text Only
  • Montrezl Harrell.jpg Harrell returning to Louisville

    Former North Edgecombe basketball star Montrezl Harrell tweeted Monday that he was returning to Louisville for his junior season.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Staton Dupree.jpg NORTH PITT 9, TARBORO 3

    Responsibility and focusing on defense has been the two main priorities for the Tarboro Vikings this season.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brayden Morris.jpg NORTH PITT 7, SOUTHWEST 4

    The offensive struggles continued for the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars Friday night as they managed just four hits off of four North Pitt Panthers pitchers. The Cougars also left 12 runners stranded in a 7-4 loss to Eastern Plains Conference foe.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie King.jpg Tarboro beats North Pitt 5-0

    Different games mean different systems for Tarboro soccer.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lexi Rhodes.jpg Wild pitches, walks doom Lady Vikings

    Using the strategy of trying to save arms for pitching a conference game today came back to haunt the Tarboro Lady Vikings Wednesday night against county rival SouthWest Edgecombe Lady Cougars.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tarboro commits 8 errors; loses battle for 1st place in TRC

    The Tarboro Vikings were denied first place in the Two Rivers Conference Tuesday when the Riverside Knights defeated them 12-3 to gain the top spot.

    April 9, 2014

  • Chandler Harrell.jpg Harrell throws no-hitter

    Tarboro freshman Chandler Harrell was able to do something no other softball pitcher has done in quite some time for the Vikings – throw a no-hitter.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trey Wells sports.jpg Wells sets tone in Tarboro win

    Relief pitching has been an issue for the Tarboro Vikings this season after they get past their No. 1 starter Jordyn Holland. Sophomore Trey Wells changed that pattern Thursday night when he manned the mound in the third inning while trailing 5-2.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sadarius Kelly.jpg Kelly earns complete game victory

    North Edgecombe Warriors coach Jason Miller saw a lot of fixable things his team needs to work on Tuesday when they overcame mental and physical mistakes to defeat the Rocky Mount Prep Jaguars, 13-8 in Two Rivers Conference action.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Connor-Briley.jpg Cougars lose 11-1 in five innings

    BETHEL – SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars first-year coach Andrew Harrell took part of the responsibility for his team's sub par performance in wet, rainy conditions Friday. His Cougars were routed 11-1 by the North Pitt Panthers in five innings due to the mercy-run rule.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Football
NASCAR Photo Gallery
AP Video
Title IX Interactive