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Bunn, Roanoke Rapids will compete in Northern Carolina

Posted July 30, 2012

This could be a big year for Bunn. The Wildcats surprised some people last season, going 9-4 and 6-1 in the Northern Carolina 2-A Conference with a fairly young and inexperienced team.

Bunn vs. Roanoke Rapids (Sept. 24, 2011) 2012 Conference Preview: Northern Carolina

Bunn returns wide receiver and defensive end Jonathan Alston, who is going to be a division one player and already reports an offer from UNC. Running Backs Tarik Cohen and Dominic High are also back, but the Wildcats will have to replace their quarterback.

Bunn does return kicker Freeman Jones, a junior who is one of the top kickers in his class nationally.

The Franklinton Red Rams have a new coach in Jeremy Buck this season, but they have a lot of old players. Franklinton returns six starters on both sides of the ball off last year’s 10-3 team. Runningback Tank Yarbrough ran 195 times for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns last season, earning all-conference honors. The offensive line that Yarbrough will run behind will be anchored by all-conference senior Justin Puett.

Roanoke Rapids could also be a top team in the Northern Carolina Conference in the fall. The Yellow Jackets were 8-4 last season and return four offensive starters and three defensive starters, including the conference Defensive Player of the Year in Nazair Jones who has numerous division one offers.

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