Fike @ 50
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Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not only just greatest accomplishment in the school’s … more
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat Gastonia Ashley 21-7 in the North Carolina High School Athletic … more
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help commemorate his Cyclones’ three state 4-A championships in the … more
Revenge was oh-so-sweet for the Fike High Cyclones in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A football semifinals on Nov. 22, 1968, as Fike rallied to beat Durham 21-7 just six weeks … more
Nothing comes easy in the postseason as the Fike High Cyclones discovered in their North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A football playoff opener. It wasn’t an easy victory for … more
The Fike High Cyclones finished the 1968 varsity football regular season with a glimpse of the 1969 season as Fike pounded Wilmington Hoggard 26-0, using a bevy of players up from the junior varsity … more
Fike High celebrated homecoming on Nov. 1, 1968, with a 28-14 varsity football win over visiting Enloe High of Raleigh that didn’t look so promising at halftime for the defending state 4-A … more
With 13 points in the first quarter and a 27-0 lead at halftime, the Fike High Cyclones took a big step toward defending their state championship from 1967 with a 33-14 win at New Hanover High in … more
A week after a disappointing loss, the Fike High Cyclones righted themselves in the middle of their 1968 championship season with a 6-3 victory over hated rival Goldsboro on a rainy Friday night, … more
The Fike High Cyclones got a dose of reality from a familiar source in the sixth game of the 1968 varsity football season. Fike, on its way to the second of its three straight North Carolina High … more
From the game’s first play of scrimmage, the air space over the field at Cyclone Country Stadium at Fike High belonged to the Cyclones in their 35-0 blitzkrieg of archrival Rocky Mount Senior … more
FIKE @ 50 After spotting host Raleigh Broughton an early touchdown, the Fike High Cyclones played impeccably on both sides of the line in a 17-7 win on Friday, Sept. 27, 1968 — the third win of … more
FIKE @ 50 In workmanlike fashion, the Fike High Cyclones carved up the Jacksonville Cardinals for a 28-6 win in the first game of the 1968 season to be played at Fike’s Cyclone Country … more
Friday the 13th of September, 1968, was not an unlucky day for the Fike High varsity football team. The Cyclones, the defending North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A champions, shut … more
They are rarely the fastest or the biggest or even the strongest members of the team, but there’s a certain type of football player that is integral to championship teams. For the 1968 Fike High … more
The 1968 varsity football season began in the same manner as the 1967 campaign for Fike High School and the Cyclones were left hoping it would end the same way. Fike, the defending North Carolina … more
Two storylines dominated the landscape of Cyclone Country heading into the 1968 football season, during which Fike High School would attempt to defend its state 4-A football championship. One was … more
The immense respect for head coach Gilbert Ferrell and assistant coach Ted Perry had not dimmed. Both both coaches would readily tell anybody that you play with whoever shows. Thus, 50 years … more
The ingredients of a championship season — talent, skill, coaching, perseverance, dedication, timing and luck — can be found in any sport, along with the epoxy that holds them all together: … more
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