LOUISBURG -- Franklin County and local election officials certified the Nov. 3 tally on Friday. Based on provisional ballots and other canvassing factors, election numbers changed slightly, but no outcomes were impacted. Kent Winstead beat out incumbent Sheriff Jerry Jones by a 10,915 to 8,893 official tally.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg's postseason quest began with a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage -- and kept rolling from there. The Warriors kicked off the Class 1-AA State Playoffs in explosive fashion by delivering a 49-14 home decision over Perquimans on Friday at Patterson Field.
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Franklinton was able to deliver 35 points, but it wouldn't be enough during Friday's rematch against Roanoke Rapids in the opening round of the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs. The Jackets, who edged FHS earlier in the campaign en route to winning the Northern Carolina Conference championship, made it two in a row against the Red Rams with a 49-35 triumph at RRHS' Hoyle Field.
CREEDMOOR -- The Northern Carolina Conference featured a unique competitive balance this fall, with every team possessing a legitimate chance to defeat any other league club on a given night. So why should the postseason be any different? When Bunn lost to South Granville late in the campaign, turnovers were a key as the Wildcats had three miscues that directly led to Vikings' touchdowns.