ROCKY MOUNT -- One week after putting together an explosive offensive performance worthy of a spot in the national record books, the Faith Christian Patriots experienced the opposite end of the gridiron spectrum. In an important showdown for playoff qualifying and positioning, the Patriots couldn't consistently find the end zone Monday during a 33-18 home loss to rival Arendell Parrott in North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association eight-man football action on the FCS campus.
ROCKY MOUNT -- While the North Carolina High School Athletic Association may have pushed back start dates for each of their respective sport seasons for this academic year, local high schools begin to slowly march toward their cross Country and volleyball season-openers, as the NCHSAA has allowed for November 16 to be the first official date of contests within the two sports.
CHAPEL HILL -- In a duel between Top-25 programs, North Carolina State could not get its running game going during last Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference showdown at rival North Carolina. It didn't help NCSU's ground cause that the Tar Heels moved ahead early and forced the Wolfpack to play catch-up the rest of the way.
GREENSBORO -- The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners have announced the following network schedule for this Saturday's football games: • Boston College at Clemson, Noon, ABC • Wake Forest at Syracuse, Noon, ACC Network • Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ABC