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With the game still very much up for grabs and a dangerous Eastern Alamance offense just itching to get the ball back, Southern Nash put the football in the safest possible place — in the hands of … more
STANHOPE — For a few scary moments Friday at Firebird Stadium, one could have heard the proverbial pin drop. A hush fell over the capacity crowd as Southern Nash head coach Brian Foster lay on … more
As Southern Nash prepares for its first North Carolina High School Athletic Association football regional final in 10 years, the 2019 Firebirds might find some inspiration from the 2009 team that … more
STANHOPE — Brian Foster detests repeat games against 3-A Big East Conference opponents in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football postseason. Add Friday’s … more
STANHOPE — Southern Nash showed that it’s more than just a big-play offensive football team as the Firebirds defense shut down E.E. Smith of Fayetteville 38-6 in the first round of the … more
For four teams in The Wilson Times readership area, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football playoffs are arriving early. With heavy rain in the forecast for Friday, four games … more
Southern Nash climbed to its highest spot yet in The Associated Press high school football 3-A rankings for North Carolina as the Firebirds finished No. 2 in the last poll of the season while … more
For the third time in four varsity football regular seasons, Southern Nash High finished with an unbeaten record as the Firebirds thumped visiting Franklinton 49-20 in Friday’s … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Led by a strong defensive effort and another outstanding performance by senior wingback Quinton Cooley, Southern Nash High claimed its 20th consecutive varsity football win in 3-A … more
JACKSON SPRINGS — Southern Nash High senior Elisabeth Collie worked herself into a three-way tie for 12th place after Monday’s first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic … more
No one will blame a coaching staff that spends an extensive amount of time preparing to address Southern Nash High senior running back Quinton Cooley. But if the Firebirds are to engineer a deep … more
STANHOPE — Playing at home for the first time in almost a month, Southern Nash rode yet another big performance by senior Quinton Cooley to a 55-23 varsity football win against Northern Nash on … more
Representatives from Big East Conference champion Hunt, runner-up Southern Nash and third-place Fike, along with Franklinton sophomore Sarah Kenny, will compete in the North Carolina High School … more
Southern Nash and SouthWest Edgecombe held firm in their respective positions following the release of the latest Associated Press North Carolina high school football polls Tuesday afternoon. The … more
Quinton Cooley has a distaste for errors. So when the Southern Nash High senior running back and Wake Forest commit was stripped of the football by Fike’s Octavius Carpenter during the … more
The game dramatically changed in Monday’s fifth — and final — 3-A Big East Conference girls golf match at Willow Springs Country Club — and Southern Nash thrived. Until … more
JACKSONVILLE -— Northside High was the latest team to be introduced to the punishing Southern Nash ground attack and star senior Quinton Cooley. The 5-foot-8, 193-pound Wake Forest … more
The road to the 3-A Big East Conference varsity boys soccer regular-season championship still runs through Fike High. After an 0-2 start to their season, the Golden Demons won their sixth straight … more
In its first varsity football meeting with Greenville Rose, Southern Nash piled up 572 yards of offense and steamed to its fifth straight win to start the season with a 55-21 triumph at Firebird … more
STANHOPE — The road to the 3-A Big East Conference varsity boys soccer regular-season championship still runs through Fike High. After an 0-2 start to their season, the Golden Demons won … more
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