The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


October 14, 2013

Warriors make most of non-traditional Jags

LEGGETT — LEGGETT — It didn't take long to see that Rocky Mount's game plan was, to say the least, untraditional, as the Jaguars (1-6, 0-1) looked for a way to knock off North Edgecombe (4-2, 1-0) in the Two Rivers Conference opener for both teams here Friday night.

After opening the game with an onsides kick, Prep was hammered on a seven-play, 51-yar short field drive that featured six runs and a great reception when a NE receiver fought off a defender, batted the ball in the air, then came down with it for a 34-yard gain to the Prep 7.

Three plays later, (3) crashed over the goal off left guards to give North a 6-0 lead with 8:41 left in the opening quarter.

But while the Warriors looked unstoppable on offense, so did the Jaguars, as Prep put together 52-yard, seven-play drive to the North 14, taking advantage of arm tackling and missed tackles to reach the red zone with a first down.

And that's where the Warriors got more than a little bit of luck as wide-open Prep receivers dropped back-to-back passes — the first in the end zone and the other on a crossing pattern.

Prep took themselves out of scoring position after that, as a high snap in shotgun formation resulted in an eight-yard loss and a fourth-down fumblerooskie lost three more.

North Edgecombe started what turned out to be a 13-play, 75-yard drive after getting the ball on downs, capping it with a seven-yard run by Antwoin Pittman with 8:27 left in the half.

The Warriors defense set up the next score with an interception and 17-yard return put them on the Rocky Mount nine.

The Warriors had 275 yards rusing and 86 yards passing. Pittman had 127 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries and Conyers was 2-2 passing for 86 yards and a touchdown.

North Edgecombe is on the road Friday at Williamston Riverside.

Text Only
  • 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

  • Kaylan-Page.jpg Pack pound Cougars, 15-0

    PINETOPS – SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars coach Shelton Langley sat and watched in frustration Thursday night as his team committed nine errors in five innings against the Washington Pam Pack.
    Washington, who is ranked No. 8 in the 2-A state poll, took every advantage of the mistakes that the Cougars gave them en rout to a 15-0 win.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jarratt-Mobley.jpg SWE takes out Pack, 3-1

    PINETOPS – SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars right-hander Brayden Morris threw a complete game to open up Eastern Plains Conference action Wednesday night and the Cougars defeated the Washington Pam Pack 3-1.

    March 27, 2014 2 Photos