TARBORO -- Due to weather from Hurricane Dorian, Northern Nash and Tarboro had to push their football matchup of 2-0 teams back to last Saturday night.
While both teams looked to start the year 3-0, it was the homestanding Tarboro Vikings who were able to knock off the Knights in a demanding way, taking a 52-6 win over Northern Nash, their third consecutive decision over the Knights.
The Vikes, whose covenant Tarboro T offense was able to take advantage of some holes in Northern's defense, posted five rushing touchdowns and throwing for three more.
The Vikings ran for a total of 442 yards, led by the team's leading rusher on the season, senior Khalil Staton.
Staton, who ran for 134 yards on just seven carries, highlighted the contest with an 83-yard touchdown run that put Tarboro up 40-0 in the third quarter.
The Knights' lone touchdown came in the third quarter, when senior Amir Pittman-Williams found the endzone on an 18-yard run -- his seventh touchdown of the young season.
Head Coach Andrew Farriss remarked that he felt the Knights struggled tackling and couldn't get off the field on third down.
"I really felt like we had a plan defensively, and I just don't think we executed it very well. It's hard to prepare for (the Vikings) because it's hard to simulate what they do,'' Farris said.
Farriss, who is in his second year as the Head Coach at Northern Nash, will now turn his focus to crosstown-rival Nash Central, which sits at 1-1 on the season.
The Bulldogs were slated to play East Chapel Hill on Monday night, but did not, and the game will count as a no-contest.
Northern Nash as a whole will look to bounce back from its loss against the Vikings by defending last years' "Battle of the Bridge" win over Nash Central.
Kickoff is scheduled for this Friday at 7 p.m., and the contest will be held at Nash Central High School's The Dawg Pound.
Tickets will be sold upon admission at the entrance gate.