STANHOPE -- The theory that practice makes perfect was certainly on display Friday courtesy of the Southern Nash Firebirds.
Because of the aftereffects of Hurricane Irene, Nash County Schools weren’t in session the first three days of the week, meaning Southern Nash was able to practice just one day -- Thursday afternoon -- in preparation for the Firebirds’ non-conference showdown against backyard rival Bunn.
HENDERSON -- Louisburg’s tough-luck start to the 2011 prep football season continued Friday with a nail-biting loss at Northern Vance.
The back-and-forth game finally went NV’s way in the end by a 38-35 score.
RALEIGH -- No doubt about it -- members of the Franklinton High School coaching staff considered Friday’s football contest at Ravenscroft to be a ‘statement game’.
Yes, FHS entered the event with a perfect 2-0 mark, but the high-powered Ravens were considered a schedule upgrade -- and it’s never easy to take on Ravenscroft on its home turf.