Fike to host annual jamboree Friday

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The Fike High football program will hold its annual Fike Jamboree on Friday night at Buddy Bedgood Stadium.

The Golden Demons of the 3-A Big East Conference will play host to Nash Central of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, its Big East rival in Northern Nash and D.H. Conley, a 3-A member of the split 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.

Three of the four teams will be attempting to embark on turnaround seasons, while Conley posted a 9-4 record with a 5-1 showing in ECC play.

Fike, which is still in the process of sorting out its quarterback situation, went 4-6 in 2018 with a 2-3 Big East record. This will be the Demons’ second scrimmage activity of the preseason, coming off action at Charles B. Aycock on Monday night — an experience that left head coach Tom Nelson outweighing the negatives moreso than the positives.

Northern Nash is attempting to take a leap forward in the second year under former Hunt and Fike assistant coach Andrew Farriss. The Knights posted a 3-7 showing last year and went winless in five Big East games. Nash Central, picked to finish tied for second in the EPC with Beddingfield, went 4-6 in 2018 and was 2-3 in conference play.

Scrimmage action begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $5.