TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT)- The small town of Tarboro is no stranger to athletic success.
The Vikings football team has won six state championships and is en route to claiming their seventh.
Although ‘success’ is just another word used to describe the team, they have not always been on the winning side of games.
Currently, the Vikings are riding the nation’s fourth longest active win-streak at 44. Regardless of a winning title or not at the end of each season, the Vikings maintain a standard of greatness.
When it [the win streak] gets brought up, I have a very simple standard answer and it’s that 44 means nothing if you don’t get 45.said Jeff Craddock, Head Coach.
For the players, being a part of the Tarboro program is much more than playing football. It’s about being a part of a family legacy.
Week after week, year after year, it just doesn’t stop. The guys that are in middle school now, they see the success and want to be a part of it too. It’s contagious!said Clay Craddock, Senior.
As the 2019 season comes to a close, Tarboro’s seniors have one last shot at leaving an even greater legacy than they are already known for.
It’s just knowing that the seniors, this is our time to make our statement and make a mark on Tarboro High football.exaplined Semaj Petteway, Senior.
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