Edenton falls to Tarboro in East Regional Final


From staff reports

Saturday, December 2, 2017

TARBORO — The John A. Holmes football team lost to Tarboro 50-7 on Friday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1AA East Regional Final at Tarboro High School.

Edenton (12-2) lost five fumbles in the contest and trailed 28-0 at halftime.

Edenton senior running back Dequantae Spruill scored a rushing touchdown for the Aces in the third quarter.

The 2017 season was the second consecutive campaign in which the Aces reached an East Regional Final.

Last fall, Edenton defeated South Columbus 50-14 in the 2A East Regional Final to advance to the 2A state championship game.

Tarboro (14-0) advances to the 1AA state title game, where it will face the 1AA West Regional champion Mount Airy on Dec. 9 at N.C. State.